CHAN MEDI-PHARM is an ecumenical drug supply organization founded by three prominent church bodies to coordinate the provision of essential medicines and medical consumables primarily for church owned health facilities in the country.
It is a subsidiary and the drug supply and distribution arm of the Christian Health Association of Nigeria (CHAN), which has been in operations since 1979.
The founding bodies include:
CHAN has a membership strength of over 400 Member Institutions (MIs) otherwise called mission hospitals and 4000 primary healthcare facilities affiliated to the mission hospitals.
The Member Institutions render a wide scope of healthcare services from Primary to Tertiary and spread across various locations providing healthcare services in Nigeria with the overall mission of reaching the “unreached”, and making available, affordable and equitable healthcare to the economically and geographically disadvantaged populations in the country.
To be the “Preferred Partner in Healthcare”
To ensure access to quality healthcare products and services globally, while creating value and delighting all our stakeholders.
Over the years, the main thrust of operation of CHAN MEDI-PHARM has been hooked on achieving the following objectives:
- Promotion of equity of access to essential medicines to the poor and medically needy through a network of rural-based healthcare system and drug depots
- Promotion of use of generic essential medicines enabling a reduction in costs of treatment for the poor
- Promotion of access to antiretroviral medicines through the use of generic ARVs
- Promotion of rational use of medicines in order that patients may get greater value for their patronage as well as reduction of untoward effects of medicines when consumed
We are a Christian organization. By this we mean that the following tenets will characterize our activities:
Our stake holders are:
We will provide quality, affordable and accessible healthcare products and services to our customers.
We recognize that our suppliers play an invaluable role in enabling us meet our customers’ need, we will therefore deal with them with respect, fairness and equity while insisting on quality services.
We will deploy our best efforts as we work together to achieve common goals.
We will be a model corporate citizen. The communities we live and work in shall benefit from our various community empowerment initiatives
We will actively collaborate with Governments and other developmental partners to improve health care delivery.
We shall empower our people to deliver the results we desire and we shall reward them appropriately.
We will ensure that the vision of the founding fathers to reach the unreached is actualized
CHAN MEDI-Pharm has over 30 years’ experience in the business of bulk/pooled procurement, warehousing and distribution of essential medicines and medical consumables. CHAN Medi-Pharm has since expanded the scope of its services to include among others the provision of Procurement Supply Management (PSM) backbone for various donor funded healthcare projects in Nigeria and Health-related Grant Management.
Our core competence includes:
1. Drug and Commodity Supply Management Services
• Port and Customs Clearance
• Drug Management & Information Systems
2. Training and capacity building:
3. Sales and Marketing of Essential Medicine
4. System design and development in such areas as:
5. Formulary management
CHAN Medi-Pharm can work in any state, in any region of the country. This is because our system is composed of four modern drug depots as well as staff located strategically in and around the six geo-political zones of the country:
The central depot is located in Jos, in the North central. This is the national storage point but also doubles as the distribution hub for the entire North central and North Western states. This is our largest depot equipped to serve clients needs in Plateau, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Kebbi, Nassawara, Zamfara, Bauchi and Sokoto states, Benue, Kogi, FCT and also including parts of Gombe state. This depot also has a Cold Room for Storage of thermo-labile medical supplies such as vaccines and others.
- JOS DEPOT: Little Rayfield, Bukuru-Rayfield Road, P.O. Box 6944, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. Tel:
This is a multifunctional facility equipped with a cold room. It is almost the same physical size as Jos depot. This depot covers our clients in Imo, Abia, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Rivers, Enugu, Anambra, Edo, Delta and Bayelsa States.
- OWERRI DEPOT: Holy Rosary Hospital Road, P.O.Box 987, Emekuku, Imo State. Tel: 07089311339
Our depot in the South west is located at Ibadan and this serves Lagos, Oyo, Ekiti, Osun, Ogun, and Ondo States.
- LAGOS: No 16, Awori Crescent, Ilupeju, Lagos. Tel: 07089311337
- IBADAN DEPOT: NICON Insurance Corporation Building 241, Obafemi Awolowo Way (Oke Ado Road), Molete, Ibadan, Oyo State. Tel: 07089311338
We also have a depot in Numan, Adamawa State to serve the North, Eastern geo-political zone including the states of Adamawa, Taraba, Yobe, Borno and part of Gombe state. The five zonal warehouses located at Jos, Ibadan, Owerri, Numan have a total capacity of about 15,000 cubic metres.
- NUMAN DEPOT: No 4 Gombe Road, P.O Box 548 Numan, Adamawa State. Tel: 07089311342
To enhance cold storage of commodities, there are two cold room units located at Jos and Owerri in addition to several refrigerators in all the depots.
There is no doubt that access to medicine is a subject of concern to all public health professionals and an important reality to the average Nigerian.
We know from WHO’s World Medicines Situation report that over 2 billion
People globally do not have access to medicines.
Our Principal objectives are:
• Provision of reliable supply of good quality and affordable essential medicines.
• Ensure equity of access to good quality essential medicines.
• Improve the quality of patient care through training in general management with special emphasis on the promotion of the rational use of drugs.
It is in this spirit that we have operated and seek to operate with a view to increase access to medicines. We have been a key player in the nation’s health care delivery and our Member Institutions account for more than 46% of healthcare delivery in Nigeria. The services rendered range from primary to tertiary healthcare, focusing on the rural poor.
We are focusing on low-cost essential generic medicines to promote access of medicine to the poor and medically needy. Although we are not for profit organization, we are working with the concept of competitive dynamics within the pharmaceutical industry to bring essential medicine to the unreached, who are limited by economic or geographic barriers. Since inception of this program, we have introduce over 20 NAFDAC registered generic products and several product are in the registration pipeline through collaboration and partnership with our co- packers. We also work with IDA, who currently supplies us over 200 generic products.
Our Strategy are:
• Rational Selection and use of medicines
• Affordable Prices
• Sustainable Financing
• Reliable Health and Supply Systems
Furthermore, we ensure supply of essential medicines to health facilities in the most remote of communities of Nigeria, some facilities have non motor able roads, and we have had instances where we need to use speed boats to supply essential medicines.
We have increased our logistics fleet and strengthened our field force to cope with the ever increasing needs of access to essential medicines.
As at today, we have one of the highest performing healthcare infrastructures in the country, second only to the government. Our enviable infrastructures have placed us in a unique position to offer first class logistical services to developmental partners in the country.
Also, we provide procurement, logistics and distribution support to several development partners including the USG funded Presidential Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) projects in Nigeria, DFID funded healthcare projects such as Partnership for Transforming Health systems (PATHS), the Global Fund to treat AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and others.
We hope to continue to expand our structure, facilities and continue to improve on our core competencies, in procurement, distribution of essential medicines and supply chain management.
Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi OKOGIE Chairman
Rev. Prof. Osadolor IMASOGIE Member
Rev. Dr. Olusegun ADEYEMI Member
Most Rev. Dr. Ignatius A. KAIGAMA Member
Mutley, you snickering, floppy eared hound. When courage is needed, you’re never around. Those medals you wear on your moth-eaten chest should be there for bungling at which you are best.
New Nigerian Foundation:
Procurement and distribution of essential medicines to 12 States covering 46 communities in these states – Gombe, Bauchi, Niger, Ondo, Edo, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Abia, Bayelsa, Rivers, Cross River and Delta. Essential medical commodities were procured and delivered to points of services in rural locations by us. We also collated consumption data from the points of service
Partnership for Transforming Health Systems:
Procurement and distribution of essential medicines to primary and secondary care levels in the selected states for promoting the achievement of health sector portion of MDG in the states. This is a multi-million naira procurement and distribution project that involved public sector health facilities in these states.
The PEPFAR project is the US leadership commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS in the world. The project is a multi-national project including nine countries in Africa and two in the Caribbean. Axios foundation Nigeria, providing logistics services to the GHAIN project and CHAN Pharmaceuticals is providing warehousing and distribution support services for Axios foundation Nigeria. The distribution covers 38 facilities in six states. (The States are kano, FCT, Edo, Cross-River, Anambra and Lagos States)
Catholic Relief Services/AIDS Relief:
Warehousing & distribution service to 9 focal states in the country. CHAN MEDI-PHARM is providing warehousing and distribution services to CRS/AIDS Relief – managing inventories of ARVs and HIV test kits.
Health Commodity Project/ UK DFID – CROWN AGENT:
The project involves the warehousing and distribution of Drugs and medical equipment to selected primary health care facilities in 20 local government areas in Enugu state