Partnerships for COVID-19 in Africa: Manufacturing and Supply Chain
By Africa Health Business
Introduction to Discussion
COVID-19 has greatly disrupted our supply chains. The measures to contain the pandemic have triggered
unprecedented measures by national governments that have caused local and global trade disruptions. This has
threatened our supply chain not only for the management of COVID-19 itself, but also for all the other essential
commodities that we need to maintain the health of our populations.
In low and middle income countries, where
these supply chains are already fragile at the best of times, this disruption has made a bad situation even worse. This
has led to shortages and price hikes, and could also trigger an epidemic of counterfeit medicines. Our speakers today
will address these issues and report on what is already being done and what action is needed as we move forward.