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Navigating Regional Contexts to Design Sustainable Health Supply Chain Solutions .

Event | May 28, 2024

Chemonics is proud to host a virtual webinar on “Navigating Regional Contexts to Design Sustainable Health Supply Chain Solutions.”

On Tuesday, May 28, 2024, Chemonics will host a webinar titled “Navigating Regional Contexts to Design Sustainable Health Supply Chain Solutions.”

From examining the resilience of supply chains amidst pandemics and geopolitical shifts to assessing the efficacy of interventions within varying regulatory landscapes, the event will explore strategies for fostering sustainable health supply chain tailored to the unique needs of each region and the diverse actors that operate in these contexts.

The event will begin with a keynote address from Dr. Amit Thakker, Executive Chairman of Africa Health Business, a pioneer in the industry who has experience supporting governments, corporate, health organizations, and development partners to foster effective public private partnership initiatives toward improved health outcomes. Panelists from the USAID Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement and Supply Management project, an African Ministry of Health, and the private sector will share their experiences navigating complex environments to design multistakeholder and multisectoral supply chain solutions.

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Opening Remarks:

Dr. Amit N. Thakker                                                                      Executive Chaiman, Africa Health Business

Dr. Amit N. Thakker is the executive chairman of Africa Health Business, a health consultancy, advisory, and investment firm that aims to improve access to quality, affordable healthcare in Africa. He is also the president of the Africa Healthcare Federation and Chairperson of the Kenya Health Professionals Oversight Authority. With more than 15 years of experience, Dr. Amit N. Thakker has been a groundbreaking pioneer in integrating the private sector within the healthcare system in Africa.


Deogratius Kimera                                                                  Zambia Country Director, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management

Deogratius (Deo) Kimera is a pharmaceutical supply chain management expert, a public health specialist, and a leader with more than 25 years of international experience in health systems strengthening, including 16 years serving as a country director for centrally awarded, multilateral USAID health supply chain projects. Deo has ample experience working with the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) across Africa. Since 2005, he has been practicing supply chain for HIV/AIDS; malaria; family planning; and maternal, newborn, and child health, working with development partners and various government counterparts to strengthen systems for health commodities availability and access.

Dr. Henry Fomundam                                                                       Regional Director, HIV/AIDS program of Howard University Pharmaceutical Care and Continuing Education (PACE) Center, Pretoria South Africa Regional office

Dr. Henry Fomundam is a Public Health /Pharmaceutical care expert with several years of international experience.  He graduated from Howard University, Washington DC with a doctorate in pharmaceutical care and subsequently worked in various capacities in the African region for the last 20 years. In 2004 Dr. Fomundam was appointed as founding director to set up a National HIV/AIDS Pharmacovigilance Program to support the HIV comprehensive plan in South Africa. From 2005 to 2015, he served as the principal investigator (PI) for the Regional Outreach Addressing AIDS through Development Strategies (ROADS) project in nine African countries.

Remi Adeseun                                                                              Global Director, Salient Advisory, Africa

Remi oversees Salient Advisory’s client work and strategic directions in Africa, bringing over 30 years of experience in healthcare service delivery, supply chain management, policy, and consulting across Nigeria and the broader African continent. Most recently, Remi served as IQVIA’s Head of Public Health in Africa and General Manager in Nigeria. He successfully led the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria’s advocacy effort to enhance child health treatment guidelines, product guidelines, and budget allocations within the Federal Ministry of Health. A trained pharmacist, Remi has held various leadership roles at Novartis, Janssen, and Smile Train.

Bonnie Jeanne Medeossi                                                              HIV/AIDS Task Order Director, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management

Bonnie Jeanne Medeossi is a Public Health Specialist with 20 years of experience. Bonnie started her career with the Virginia Department of Health and then joined the US Peace Corps, serving in Botswana under the Prevention of Mother-to-Child-Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV Program. Bonnie moved to South Africa after her Peace Corps term and has since worked with the PEPFAR program, largely focused on health systems strengthening and HIV/TB care and treatment. Before joining Chemonics, she spent three years working with the USAID/ South Africa Bilateral Health Office. Bonnie holds an MPH from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.

Diana Kashell Nambozi                                                                  Chief Pharmacist, Copperbelt Province Ministry of Health, Zambia

Diana Kashell Nambozi is a seasoned pharmacy professional specializing in public health, procurement, logistics, and supply chain management. She holds two Master’s degrees: one in public health and another in procurement, logistics, and supply chain management. Diana has extensive experience in the healthcare sector and has been actively involved in key committees and initiatives. In her current position, Diana plays a pivotal role in ensuring end-to-end supply chain visibility for all stakeholders. Her responsibilities include minimizing supply chain risks and leveraging predictive data for more accurate forecasting and decision-making.