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
Nigeria: dispatches from the field 13th to 22nd November 2019
I am here in Nigeria, where PSA has been working since 2016 to support Kaduna and Niger States with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to transform their public health supply chains. I’m excited to share that these two states show that, despite its complexity, true Transformation (with a cap...
22nd November 2019
ASCM and PSA announce partnership to improve health supply chains in Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria
The Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM) and Pamela Steele Associates (PSA) today announced a partnership that will bring globally recognized APICS professional certification courses to the Health Supply Chain sector of Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria, joining the network of APICS partners already active...
19th September 2019
WiSCL award on Standard Media Kenya
In 2018, Eva Mwai, Regional Director, North Star Alliance, took home the Outstanding African Woman in Supply Chain Leadership Award for all her extraordinary work in bringing health products and services to the last mile. Standard Media Kenya published a much-needed article on her impressive career availabl...
25th August 2019
Gold standard internship host award from Oxford University
The University of Oxford recognised PSA as a Gold Standard Internship Host. PSA has been an internship partner of the university since 2015 and consistently hosted gifted and dedicated students from all academic levels each term and over the summer months. The students have contributed to som...
17th April 2019
International Women’s Day celebration at EPSA
The Ethiopia Pharmaceutical Supplies Agency (EPSA) celebrated International Women’s Day at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), in Addis Ababa. The motto for the event translated from Amharic was ‘Attention and commitment to female comprehensive participation and benefits.’ It was attended by t...
6th March 2019
PSA’s Jane Muyundo and Strathmore Business School collaborate on health supply chain education
Strathmore Business School (SBS) invited Jane Muyundo (pictured with Professor Gilbert Kokwaro from SBS) to be a guest speaker on their Executive Education course, Pharmaceutical Commodity Supply Chain Management (PharmCom). Jane is PSA’s Regional Representative for Horn & East Africa. The course part...
5th October 2018
Knowledge Transfer Partnership funds university researcher at PSA
In September, Dr S. Lakshmy began her role as KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) Research Associate at PSA, with academic support from Cranfield School of Management. With a background in management, finance and development economics, and a PhD in Consumption Inequality from the University of Calcutta, Laks...
14th September 2018
AidEx Nairobi 2018: PSA Horn & East Africa Rep. speaks on technology for supply chain
The annual conference AidEx Nairobi kindly invited our Regional Representative for Horn & East Africa, Jane Muyundo, to be a panel speaker on the question, ‘What opportunities, promises and impediments does the digital revolution present for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030?’ The digi...
12th September 2018
South-South Knowledge Exchange: empowering Nigerian health leaders with the levers of change
PSA was established back in 2013 with one core mission, to promote and champion the notion that an efficient Health Supply Chain, staffed by skilled and knowledgeable staff and led by motivated and inspirational leaders will result in better health outcomes for all, and are a catalyst to spur the development ...
31st August 2018