A NIGERIAN woman,
Pharmacist Gloria
Chukwumah, Director Food
and Drug Services at the
Federal Ministry of Health
has bagged the outstanding
achievement award tagged
‘’Africa Women in Supply
Chain Leadership’’.
In press release sent to
Nigerian Pilot from the
Federal Ministry of Health,
Pharmacist Chukwumah,
ahead of the award pioneered
the establishment of the
procurement and supply
management department
in the National Malaria
Elimination Programme,
NMEP, in 2007.
It also stated that the awardee
was reputed for her extra
ordinary passion and drive
for results and she relentlessly
worked for the advancement
of Pharmaceutical services
in the Public Health sector at
both Federal and State levels
She founded the National
Coordinator of the National
Product Supply Chain
Management Programme,
NPSCMP, with the mandate to
coordinate all activities related
to the supply management of
public health activities and other
health products.
Chukwumah was also the first
National Coordinator of the
Nigeria Supply Chain Integration
Project, NSCIP, and the first
largest global project to integrate
parallel PSM programmes to
improve effectiveness and value
for money.
The Director of Food and Drug
Services, Gloria has pushed
the frontiers of Pharmaceutical
Services beyond the usual
boundaries, attracted foreign
donors and partners to support
Nigeria and under her the
Department of Food and
Drug Services developed two
milestone policies ; National
Quality Assurance Policy and
the National Supply Chain
Policy both of which have
been approved by the National
Council on Health.
Minister of Health, Professor
Isaac Adewole had congratulated
the awardee describing her as
an outstanding person, a gogetter,
formidable manager, very
aggressive and unrelenting in her efforts to achieve her target
adding that her leadership style
has led to the improvement in the
supply chain management in the
country.
Chief Executive Officer
of Pamela Steele Associates
UK, Mrs. Pamela Steele, who
presented the award to her in
Abuja, said Pharmacist Gloria
Chukwumah was penciled
down for the
award following
her nomination by
50 supply chain
experts working
across Africa.
Pamela Steele
Associates, PSA, is
a United Kingdom
based strategic
consulting, research
and training
company dedicated
to improving
supply chain
m a n a g e m e n t
within the health
and humanitarian
sectors in
d e v e l o p i n g
countries. It
provides solutions
to build in-country capacity at individual and
organizational levels to reduce
dependency on external support.
Currently PSA has transformed
Kaduna State health supply
chain; it has equipped the Kaduna
state supply chain management
team in selected pilot facilities at
23 Primary Healthcare Centers
and 15 secondary level hospitals,
Steele said


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