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A cloud-based pharmaceutical supply network in….Rwanda?

Image by Adam Cohn/ FlickrToday I want to direct your attention to a great story that not many people know about yet.

It began when the Republic of Rwanda’s Ministry of Health (MOH) was searching for a way to better manage the end-to-end fulfillment and delivery of medical supplies throughout the country. They chose an advanced cloud platform to deliver a solution that is the first of its kind–a secure, chain-of-custody pharmaceutical supply service for HIV/AIDs medication and other healthcare products for a country-wide network.

As a result, the MOH has been able to deliver an end-to-end backbone for antiretroviral HIV/AIDs medications and other healthcare products to its population.  The system covers all in-country warehouses, more than 41 regional pharmacies, and approximately 900 local health clinics, and dispensing facilities

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The results have been impressive and surprised many observers. Given all the challenges, who would have expected that the world’s most advanced pharmaceutical supply network exists today in Rwanda?

If you’re interested in learning more about the Rwandan Ministry of Health story, I recommend that reserve a seat for next week’s webinar, where I will discuss the Rwanda project with implementation partner Resolve logistics. Also, you can download a case study on the Rwanda project here.

Aaron Pittman

Aaron is former Corporate Counsel/Director of Marketing at One Network Enterprises,A lawyer by training, heprovides practical advice regarding regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters, and also leads global marketing and communications activities including content, messaging, and analyst and press relations. He holds degrees from Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan Law School.