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Heather Njuguna
Procurement and supply chain specialist , Goverment agency
Nairobi, Kenya
Procurement and Supply Chain Management Specialist with a focus on medical commodities; Essential, HIV, Malaria, TB and Reproductive Health with experience at national level. I have great interest in cold chain management, sustainability, innovation, risk management, ethics and data analysis in supply chains.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Finance/Accounting, Procurement
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
I am a registered pharmacist with 13+ years’ experience in procurement and supply chain management. Currently, I work at the largest public medical supply chain center in the country, Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA).I have gained extensive experience in quantification, development of specifications, budgeting, sourcing methods, negotiation, contract management, demand and supply planning, warehousing, logistics management, organizational risk management, donor report preparation and report analysis. I work closely the Ministry of Health, the national health programs, development partners and public health facilities around the country which has greatly improved my relationship building, communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
I have a masters in Project planning and management, a degree in Pharmacy and a professional diploma in Procurement and Supply (CIPS)
Affiliations and Achievements:
Panelist; Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya annual conference- Impact of COVID 19 on medical supply chains (2021)
Key note speaker; Kenya Pharmacists Students’ Association - Public medical supply chain (2021)
Developed training content and trained staff on product knowledge
Chair; Receipts and inspection sub-committee in the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority reforms process (2021)
Founder and coordinator; Kenya Medical Supplies Authority staff choir (2021)
Spearheaded the integration of the distribution of donor funded commodities with others that led to cost savings and reduced order turnaround times
Developed national data collection and reporting tools for post distribution monitoring of Family planning commodities
Led the Integrity Mainstreaming committee to champion strategies, programs and initiatives towards enhancing integrity within Kenya Medical Supplies Authority
Participated in the national review of Malaria case management guidelines (2020)
Participated in the national selection and forecasting for Universal Health Care Commodities (2020)
Participated in the national selection and forecasting of Essential medical commodities, HIV, TB, Reproductive Health, Nutrition, Child Health, and Malaria Commodities (2013-2021)
Participated in the national strategic plan writing and reviews for FP, TB and Malaria programs (2013-2020)
Participated in the design of logistics management information for maternal and neonatal items (2018)
Participated in the reviewed of pharmacy Specialties & medicine scheduling by Pharmacy and Poisons Board (2016)
Member of the morphine oral solution access initiative to Kenyan patients for Ministry of Health (2016-2020)
Member of the expert review panel for review of pneumonia guidelines in children (2014)
Developed SOPS for commodity management for all KDF HIV program sites in Kenya
Member of the committee that reviewed the integration of HIV services with others at AIC Kijabe Hospital that led to efficiency and effectiveness of hospital operations

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