Learner Stories

Adenekan Kehinde is the Deputy Director of Pharmaceutical Services on the hospital board in Ogun State, Nigeria. She is a clinical pharmacist, with experience of working as an HIV/AIDS Pharmacist in the Pharmacy Unit of the HIV/AIDS Department at Abeokuta State Hospital. Her professional life has been committed towards caring for her patients, advising them and seeing them leave the hospital with improved health and a satisfactory experience.  

She decided to deepen her knowledge of supply chain management, as she became fascinated by the multistakeholder dynamics involved in making products available to the patients. She believes that there is a gap between academia and supply chain jobs in the public health sector. Hence, there is a need for the supply chain industry and professionals to work together that would promote supply chain graduates with both technical and non-technical skills to excel in the health sector while bridging the skills gap.  

Among the healthcare challenges she would like to address in her country is improving the processes and efficiency of supply chain management to ensure that products are delivered to patients in a timely manner. 

“If I could change one thing in my workplace, it would be to encourage as many pharmacists as possible to pursue supply chain management training”, says Adenekan. 

In her perspective, Bee Skilled HIVE platform has helped her to become more interested in supply chain management by enabling her to engage with experts & encouraging knowledge sharing. She also believes that the best way to acquire new skills is continuous learning.