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GHSC-PSM Nigeria Deputy Country Director Jiru Bako

Jiru Bako is the Deputy Country Director for Program Operations at the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Nigeria. He brings more than 20 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical and public health supply chain sector in Nigeria. Before joining Chemonics, he worked as the Nigeria Country Director for Crown Agents. Jiru holds a master’s degree in health management and a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Jos in Nigeria.

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3 Questions with Jiru Bako on Strengthening the Nigerian Health System

1. What drew you to work in health supply chains? My background is in pharmacy. As a pharmacist, I had experiences in hospitals that brought me in contact with patients. I also noticed the effects of a broken supply chain system on their health and needs. I have always liked to assist people and make…