Djibouti(Mogadishu24)-Djibouti’s National Social and Security Fund (CNSS), in collaboration with ARICA and Sanufi pharmaceutical companies, organized a three-day DjibExpoPharma conference on Saturday to discuss the challenges and prospects linked to the healthcare supply chain.

This innovation also serves as a platform to explore innovative solutions to challenges, aiming to improve the quality and standards of exported pharmaceutical products. It consists one day for discussions and two days of training on quality control for exported medicines and pharmaceutical supplies.

The event was attended by high-ranking personalities, including Minister of Labour Omar Abdi Said, Minister of Health Dr. Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh, General Director of CNSS Ms. Deka Ahmed Roble, the Director of the Central Purchasing Officer for Essential Medicines and Materials Dr. Hassan Abdirahman, and national and international experts in the pharmaceutical supply chain sector.

Djibouti’s Minister of Labour, Omar Abdi Said, emphasized in his speech the importance of taking all necessary steps to ensure the availability and access to essential medicine and quality healthcare products.

“This is a great initiative that would promote the quality of medicinal products within our country, as well as those we import and export. This platform enhances the availability of quality medicines and health products. During this innovation, training will be offered, which will improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare product distribution,” said Hon. Omar Abdi Said, Djibouti’s Minister of Labour.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh, stressed that the improvement of the health system requires joint efforts.

“The improvement of healthcare services is a shared responsibility for all of us and it requires collective efforts to achieve common goals. This event offers insights into the world of the latest technologies and innovations that are transforming the pharmaceutical supply chain. It is an essential forum for all those seeking to stay at the forefront of the improvement of the health and pharmaceutical logistics sector,” said Dr. Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh, Djibouti’s Health Minister.

Djibouti has been achieving significant financial and institutional developments in the sectors of education, health, maritime affairs, and sports, to achieve its vision for 2035.

Djibouti’s strategic location in Africa and its unique natural resources have made it a key trade hub for the continent, attracting investments and strengthening bilateral relations with countries such as France, the United States, Russia, Italy, China, and several Arab nations.

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