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  • EPSA launch gender mainstreaming strategy for the health supply chain

    His Excellency, Minister of State for Ethiopia, Dr Dereje Duguma, gave a keynote speech at the Gender Mainstreaming event at the Radisson Hotel, Addis Ababa, on 23rd Sept. The event marked the launch and dissemination by the Ethiopian Pharmaceuticals Supply Agency (EPSA) of the policy, strategy, and manual of...

    23rd September 2021

  • Recognition award presented to PSA Admas team

    The Human Resource for Supply Chain Transformation Programme known as Admas (which means horizon in Amharic) was launched in March 2019. The programme is owned and led by the Ethiopian Pharmaceuticals Supply Agency (EPSA), supported by Pamela Steele Associates (PSA) and its partners and funded by the Bill &am...

    23rd August 2021

  • PSA continues to uphold high quality standards with ISO 9001 certification

    Last month PSA participated in an ISO 9001 audit and passed all criteria without the need for any adjustments. This reconfirmed the excellent standards to which it conducts business. The ISO 9000 family of quality management systems is a set of standards that helps organizations ensure they meet customer and ...

    6th April 2021

  • PSA researches lack of African female entrepreneurs in supply chain management

    Pam Steele founded Pamela Steele Associates (PSA) in 2013 as a niche consultancy focused on supporting humanitarian and public health supply chain management in low and middle-income countries. Today, thanks to support from organisations, such as the Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation, PSA employs almost 40 s...

    2nd March 2021

  • 3,121 days in the driving seat of the National Medical Supplies Fund: Lessons to be shared for future application

    Including real-life examples and expert recommendations for successful supply chain transformation, Dr Gamal Khalafalla Mohamed Ali’s new book, 3,121 Days in the Driving Seat of the National Medical Supplies Fund: Lessons to be Shared for Future Application documents the author’s experience as the former ...

    17th November 2020

  • EPSA is trailblazer in international standard supply chain qualifications in Sub-Saharan Africa

    The Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Supply Agency (EPSA) has become the first Public Health Supply Chain institution in Sub-Saharan Africa to pursue international standard qualifications in Supply Chain (Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP); Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS); Chartered Ins...

    26th October 2020

  • EPSA lead the way with launch of new Ethiopian health supply chain training centre

    Human capacity development is an essential component to improving Health Supply Chains; yet, many countries have no institutionalised methods to train their workforces. In Ethiopia, for example, most supply chain professionals have historically had to leave the country to attend training events. Pamela Steele...

    15th October 2020

  • Launch of African health supply chain think tank facilitated by PSA

    Supply chain experts representing organisations from across the African continent are collaborating to launch an African Supply Chain Think Tank. The think tank aims to strengthen African health supply chains while maintaining its independence and creating a platform for supply chain experts from across the c...

    13th August 2020

  • KEMSA The Last Mile

    While many still lack access to essential medicines, it gives me joy to know that KEMSA is fulfilling its mandate by procuring, warehousing and distributing medicine to far flung health facilities in Kenya at an affordable price to promote greater access. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many weaknesses in s...

    16th June 2020

  • Africa braces for Coronavirus

    Will Africa be taken by surprise like at the time of the Ebola outbreak? After being kept at bay for months, the Coronavirus has reached Africa. The first cases were identified in Egypt and since then it has spread to 30 other African countries. The presence of COVID-19 currently stretches from Somalia to Lib...

    18th March 2020

  • International Women’s Day 2020

    ‘An Equal World is an Enabled World’ is the slogan chosen for International Women’s Day 2020. Taking this as our inspiration, we put eight gender equality-inspired questions to eleven women and one man in positions of leadership and responsibility within the field of Supply Chain Management.

    8th March 2020

  • Preventing the impact of coronavirus on Africa’s public health systems

    The coronavirus outbreak has been declared a Public Health Emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the virus might spread to countries with weak public health systems. The WHO identified 13 African nations as priorities for support, based on their close ties with China. There are measures they can...

    12th February 2020

  • PSA launches APICS courses

    Following the announcement of our partnership with ASCM, PSA would like to introduce our first APICS Professional Supply Chain Courses, starting on 23rd March 2020. Delivered by our highly qualified and  APICS-certified instructors, our courses will prepare you to excel in your CSCP, CLTD and CPIM exams. Cli...

    7th February 2020

  • CEO steps down to become Supply Chain Transformation Director

    On 31st December 2019, Pamela Steele stepped down as CEO of the company she founded and led for eight years but will be continuing as Supply Chain Transformation (SCT) Director. She’s proud to see how much PSA – which started without help from venture capital – has grown. ‘It wasn’t easy. Things wer...

    5th February 2020

  • Pam Steele interviews Dr Gamal Khalfalla

    On 22nd November 2018, Pamela Steele sat down the (then) Director-General of Sudan’s National Medical Supply Fund (NMSF), Dr Gamal Khalfalla, to ask him key questions about the success of its transformation. NMSF has been transforming its operations since 2011 and has set a very high standard for other nati...

    13th December 2019