Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS)
The mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya.
It is a registered Trust of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK).
MEDS was started in 1986 as an ecumenical partnership to improve access to quality health care.
MEDS has three main functions:
Health Advisory Services: The MEDS Health Advisory Services plays an instrumental role in improving the quality of patient care and ensuring sustainable healthcare interventions and industry-oriented solutions. MEDS actualizes this through offering consulting services in public health management, health sector policy formulation, and regulatory implementation processes; partnering with various development partners and non-governmental organizations in this regard.
Supply Chain and Distribution: MEDS robust and resilient Supply Chain Services oversees the procurement, product identification, warehousing, logistics, and distribution of health commodities and technologies.
Quality Assurance Services: MEDS provides services relating to the prequalification of suppliers, an inspection of commodities, post-marketing surveillance