Beyond Innovation: Artemisinin Based Combination Therapies

Today on Beyond Innovation we discuss the Cost Effective System to Coordinate Malaria Drug Supply Chain in Africa. If you are in Supply chain, clinic and hospital stores, I think this discussion is for you. The technology focuses specifically on ACTs which are Artemisinin Based Combination Therapies. You would probably know that Isolated from the plant Artemisia annua, or sweet wormwood, artemisinin and its derivatives are powerful medicines known for their ability to swiftly reduce the number of Plasmodium parasites in the blood of patients with malaria. But how do we monitor the movement of drugs, live tracking, multi-stakeholder interface, economic order quantity, overstocking and under-stocking.
Guest: Prof. Marcia Mkansi - Associate Professor at the Department of Operations management at UNISA