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GHSC-PSM Director of Laboratory & Logistics Theophilus Faruna

Theophilus is a skilled medical laboratory scientist with more than 20 years of experience. He spent ten of those years working at health facilities with the Federal Capital Territory Administration, the Health and Human Services Secretariat, and the Hospital Management Board in Nigeria. He also has 10 years of experience working in development projects supporting laboratory system strengthening and supply chain management of healthcare commodities. Theo currently works as the Director of Laboratory & Logistics with the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Management-Procurement Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Nigeria. Theo holds a master of science in operations and supply chain management from the University of Liverpool and a Ph.D. degree in supply chain management with an interest in the management of healthcare commodities from the Texila American University.

by Theophilus Faruna

3 Questions with Dr. Theo Faruna on Ensuring Access to HIV Commodities in Nigeria

1. What are the greatest challenges related to logistics and supply chain management in Nigeria, particularly as they relate to HIV/AIDS commodity transportation and delivery?  Before 2012, the government-implemented Nigeria HIV program operated more than 18 parallel supply chains, which were ineffective and resulted in stockouts and expiries. The unification of these supply chains commenced…