Award Ceremony Honouring Achievement in Health Supply Chain at MOH, Nigeria
August 1, 2017
Abuja, Nigeria, 25th July 2017. Pamela Steele Associates (PSA) proudly recognized the outstanding achievements in supply chain leadership by Ms Gloria Chukwumah, Director & Head of Department, Food & Drug Services, Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria at a recent award ceremony at the offices of the Honourable Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole in Abuja, Nigeria. This was the launch of an annual award meant to give visibility to the achievements of Women in Supply Chain Leadership by PSA.
Gloria Chukwumah is the first to be awarded the “Outstanding Achievement as an African Woman in Supply Chain Leadership” award. As a seasoned public health, industrial pharmacist and supply chain specialist, Ms Chukwumah has an accomplished career of strong leadership and governance which has seen her department expanding its scope of impact at both national and state level in Nigeria.
The Honourable Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole congratulated the awardee describing Ms Chukwumah as: “an outstanding person, a go-getter, formidable manager, very aggressive and unrelenting in her efforts to achieve her targets”. He added that “her leadership style has led to the improvement in the health supply chain management in the country.”
Ms Chukwumah’s outstanding achievements in Supply Chain include among many that she is:
- The founding National Coordinator of the National Product Supply Chain Management Programme, NPSCMP.
- The first National Coordinator of the Nigeria Supply Chain Integration Project- NSCIP.
- The initiator for the LMCU Project – Logistics Management Coordinating Units – a project to empower state Directors of Pharmaceutical Services (DPS) to take charge of all matters related to Public Health pharmaceutical services in the states.
Pamela Steele, Founder and CEO of PSA, thanked the Ministry of Health, Nigeria for their collaboration in this ceremony and for welcoming PSA to their offices and emphasized that; “I am humbled to celebrate the achievements of African woman in supply chain leadership such as Ms Chukwumah, who has achieved such great things in this field where not many women have made their mark yet”.
PSA recognises Ms Chukwumah’s extraordinary passion, drive for results and pioneering works in the advancement of Pharmaceutical Services in the public health sector, through her knowledge of international procurement & supply chain management.
PSA would also like to thank all those who have sent PSA nominations for Women in Supply Chain Leadership based on outstanding contributions and impact, introducing us to many strong and accomplished female leaders in our sector. In future, the selection will be done by vote among nominees.
In addition to this distinction, we have awarded two organisations for Outstanding Achievement in Supply Chain; Sudan’s National Medical Supplies Fund (NMSF) for “Transformation of Central Medical Stores,” and Kenya’s Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) for “Development of Supply Chain Knowledge through South-South Exchange.”
Through this annual award, PSA looks forward to recognizing the outstanding individuals and organisations in the supply chain sector making notable achievement each year.
The Hon. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, with Pamela Steele, CEO, PSA, Pharmacist Gloria O. Chukwumah and Akut Stephen, National Representative for PSA in Abuja, Nigeria