Name: Rutger van de Belt
Organisation: Arv Access for Africa
Role: Dep. Project Manager
Country: South Africa
Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of access to quality health care services in developing countries. This is achieved through the provision of a buffer stock of ARVs, pharmaceutical supply chain management skills and capacity building. 1. ARV & OI's Stock. The ARV & OI's Stock provides ARV’s and related commodities to HIV & AIDS programs in Sub-Sahara Africa and other developing countries, as a fall back distribution service for programs that may face unexpected shortage or service interruptions for one reason or other. The Project offers supply from a specialized bonded warehouse in South Africa that will be able to mobilize critical medicines stock within 24 hours and reach 80% of sub-Saharan Africa destinations within five working days. Click here to read more 2. Capacity Building To provide pharmaceutical management skills and increasing local capacity for public health care initiatives to ensure access to quality health care services in low and middle income countries. Click here to read more 3. Training Having the ability to procure ARVs and related diagnostics supplies do not guarantee access and availability. ARV delivery programs must also have adequate capacity in pharmaceutical management in order to ensure a smoothly functioning supply chain. ARV Access for Africa therefore also includes a training centre, which focuses on capacity building in proper selection, quantification, procurement, storage, distribution and management of HIV-related medicines and medical supplies.