Catalysing Supply Chain Reform

ARC_ESM enables government and public service organizations to capture opportunities for synergy in optimizing supply chain performance by coordinating relationships through its resource platforms to create and sustain high-quality health systems.


To achieve equitable access to medicines and healthcare commodities across Nigeria.

Every person should have access to basic healthcare and medicines to live a healthy, happy and productive life. ARC aims to increase access to medicines and health commodities for patients in Africa by working with ministries of health in countries with the greatest need. health in countries with the greatest need.


Up to half of patients in Africa lack access to critical medicines, resulting in many health challenges and leading to millions of preventable deaths. Substantial investment has been contributed towards making medicines and health products available to patients. However, long-term results are not being achieved at the rate needed to match Africa’s growth. Health system supply chains continue to face substantial challenges that are limiting the ability of countries to meet their health goals, including insufficient infrastructure and asset optimization, strategic planning and skills capacity.


Underperformance across the health system in Nigeria is driven by poor health system design, poor governance and performance management, inefficient and inequitable financing, and system fragmentation.

A core aspect of any health system is the supply chain (SC) system. In Nigeria there are issues of SC underperformance due to poor design, sub-optimal SC management competencies, insufficient infusion of private-sector innovations and design, apathy to quality improvement, poor data, and stock visibility.


How ARC_ESM Supports the Government in Improving Availability of Medicines

 ARC_ESM has adopted a theory of change underpinned by deploying sustainable supply chain resource platforms that broker and match the supply of talent, finance, expertise, best practices, tools, training, etc. from the private sector, academia, professional associations, and implementing partners to demand from Ministries of Health and donors, investing in large-scale transformation efforts on the continent.

ARC_ESM endeavours to build an extensive network of private sector, academic and professional institution partners through its three Platforms – Private Sector Membership, Hub for Supply Chain Innovation, and Centre of Excellence (CoE) to achieve this.

ARC_ESM’s theory of change works on the hypothesis that governments and their partners will benefit greatly from access to (local) supply chain talent, approaches, resources, and partnerships that are required to deliver on their health services goals and strategies. For ease of access to the Resource Platforms, the organization has instituted project delivery roles to enable efficient matching of government demands to resources.


ARC_ESM serves as a strategic partner to key government stakeholders who lead public sector supply chain transformation programmes.


ARC_ESM’s advisory role supports Government supply chain teams/units in line with practical and context-specific best practices.


ARC_ESM brokers effective partnerships between States and private corporate companies for investments, expertise transfer, and knowledge sharing.

Our Mission

To be the leading resource platform to the Federal and State Governments in Nigeria, providing access to supply chain expertise, financing, and solutions to improve public health.

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Committment
  • Result-Oriented
  • Accountability