Greetings, I hope I find you well. [*see note below]
Detailed Profile for Wilson Chandomba
Wilson Chandomba – (EDBL, EMBA, City & Guilds QA , FIATA, Health and
Humanitarian Supply Chain, Core Humanitarian, ISO QMS)
Passionate about access to affordable, quality, safe and effective
medicines for disadvantaged communities including hard to reach areas in
rural Zimbabwe and Southern Africa. I am making a difference in
pharmaceutical systems strengthening through promoting the adherence of
good medical logistics practices in the supply chain and rolling out
competence based medical logistics training programs.
It is my strong conviction that medical products have to be delivered on
time where they are needed. Players at different stages of the supply
chain have to exercise due care and diligence to ensure that the physical
integrity and safety of medical products is maintained throughout
especially when in transit up to last mile delivery.
As a result of this work in February 2023 i was chosen to make a
presentation at the USAID MTaPS East Africa Pharmaceutical Systems
Strengthening Skills Exchange.
As the Managing Consultant of CMCOMMS Supply Chain Quality Assurance we
utilised hands on experience and expertise within the pharmaceutical
industry to design, develop and implement the CMCOMMS Medical Logistics
Practitioner Training Program. The program is accredited by the Pharmacist
Council of Zimbabwe, The CPD Group UK and recognised by the Medicines
Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) as a continuous professional
development course for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, logistics and
supply chain professionals. Most recently the training program got the
International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) seal accreditation.
Volunteering as the Training Coordinator for the International Association
of Public Health Logisticians (IAPHL) Zimbabwe Chapter we rolled out this
training program to more than 1000 participants in Zimbabwe drawn from
Ministry of Health, Natpharm , UNICEF, UNFPA, ZNFPC, WFP, PSZ, PSI, PSH,
CordAid, MSF, rural hospitals, rural clinics among many others.
In October 2022 i was recognised by MCAZ for work done in developing the
pharmaceutical industry through promoting adherence and enforcement to
Good Storage and Distribution Practices throughout the supply chain of a
medical product. As part of securing the medical supply chain from
counterfeits, falsified products and related supply risks we submitted a
dossier in 2020 to MCAZ titled Gaps in the Supply Chain which motivated the
enactment of Good Storage and Distribution Practices of medical products in
Zimbabwe of July 2022.
Over the years I have managed medical supply and logistics contracts from
bid submission up to fulfilling all tender requirements for government
medical stores and non governmental organizations within Southern Africa.
The projects included upstream logistics up to last mile delivery even in
hard to reach areas. In the last two years i participated in the UNICEF
Vital Medicines and Health Availability Surveys managed by Crown Agents
which saw him visit health facilities in a number of rural districts in
My hands-on work experience for the past 24 years within the pharmaceutical
industry in Southern Africa covers regulatory compliance, product
registration, regulatory audits, procurement, customs handling, quality
assurance, manufacturing, imports, exports, freight forwarding, inventory
management, downstream distribution up to last mile delivery .
For further details please find the link to my LinkedIn :-
Hoping to learn from and expand my network within this platform.
HIFA profile: Wilson Chandomba is a Managing Consultant and Volunteer Training Coordinator at CMCOMMS and IAPHL, Zimbabwe Chapter. Interests: Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Quality Assurance, Health Supply Chain, Good Storage and Distribution Practices. Wilson Chandomba <email@example.com>
[*Note from HIFA moderator (NPW): Welcome to HIFA, Wilson. I was going to recommend you could also join E-DRUG, which is a forum similar to HIFA but focusing on access to essential medicines. However, when I tried to access E-DRUG I received a 'page not found' error. I would be interested to know if E-DRUG is still alive and well (I hope so) Best wishes, Neil PW]