Projects

‘Senselet’ - Strengthening healthcare supply chain management and education in Ethiopia, WDF21-1855

‘Senselet’ - Strengthening healthcare supply chain management and education in Ethiopia, WDF21-1855

WDF21-1855
Ensuring a continuous supply of medicine to patients in Ethiopia by strengthening national supply chain competencies through educational programmes

Objectives

To improve availability of NCD medicines nationwide in Ethiopia through comprehensive capacity building of healthcare supply chain management.     

Approach

Ethiopia has made significant investments in the health sector, which have yielded improvements in health indicators over the past three decades. However, several healthcare supply chain management (HSCM) challenges persist and have been linked to increased costs, supply shortages and disruptions, ultimately resulting in limited accessibility and quality of healthcare. The supply chain difficulties and economic vulnerabilities are also compounded by humanitarian crises.

The Senselet project aims to sustainably improve HSCM in Ethiopia by building local capacity and hence help multiply the positive impact of investments made in the Ethiopian health sector over the past three decades for the benefit of vulnerable patients living with NDCs in a humanitarian setting. It supports the strategies and targets already set by the Ministry of Health, including the National Strategic Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (2018–2025) and the Health Sector Transformation Plan (2020–2025).

The Senselet project is initiated and owned by Addis Ababa University. It involves a network of public and private stakeholders, among them the University of Addis Ababa, the Ministry of Health and the Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Supply Services, the Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Novo Nordisk A/S, Kühne Foundation, the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies and the World Diabetes Foundation.

Learn more: Addis Ababa University blog post

Expected results

  • At least 5 PhD courses delivered, and with at least two publications released
  • At least 12 Continuous Professional Development (CPD) modules developed
  • At least 1,000 staff completed CPD training modules of different level and content
  • Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) training modality developed
  • At least 1,500 staff completed TVET training modules of different level and content

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF21-1855
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Interventions and focus areas: 
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
Africa
Country: 
Ethiopia
Partners: 
Addis Ababa University
Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies
Kühne Foundation
Novo Nordisk A/S
Project responsible: 
Andre Kreie
Project period: 
2022 to 2025
Project budget: 
EUR 3,995,000
WDF contribution: 
EUR 1,500,000

Expected results

  • At least 5 PhD courses delivered, and with at least two publications released
  • At least 12 Continuous Professional Development (CPD) modules developed
  • At least 1,000 staff completed CPD training modules of different level and content.
  • Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) training modality developed
  • At least 1,500 staff completed TVET training modules of different level and content.