Strengthening Regional Supply Chains to Enhance Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
Equipping key stakeholders with the technical skills, and access to assets, processes and tools to manage essential temperature-sensitive health commodities.
Photo credit: WFP/Arete Damilola Onafuwa
Partner: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Budget: 1.3 billion yen
Term: 5 years
Area: 17 West African Countries
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical need for efficient and effective supply chain systems during emergencies. This program will enhance the capacity of the WFP-managed United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot in Accra, Ghana, to more efficiently receive, store, and transport temperature-sensitive health commodities to 17 countries in West Africa. The project will also create a regional Logistics Knowledge Centre where supply chain professionals and national government staff can receive training on best-in-class supply chain practices, ensuring that they are better equipped to manage supplies during health emergencies.