Hubert Alofa works as a pharmacist at the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA), department of pharmaceutical inspection, vigilance and clinical trials. Prior to this, he worked in a private pharmacy as an assistant pharmacist for three years.
During his academic training, he became fascinated by any domain related to medicines and public health. This encouraged him to pursue various certified professional development courses that allowed him to acquire practical knowledge about the pharmaceutical industry.
His first exposure to the health supply chain was in 2019, when he took part in a course organized by Association Béninoise des Logisticiens (ASLOB) et la Fédération Africaine des Logisticiens (FAAL). The course introduced him to an overview of our public health supply chain.
Despite not belonging to a public supply chain organization, he was very enthusiastic about improving his skills and level in this specific area. He intends to help his country to improve storage and delivery practices while promoting the training of supply chain personnel.
Through the authority given to us, we can suggest recommendations during our pharmaceutical inspections of public warehouses, which could help close the gap between the standards and our realities”, says Hubert.
He believes that the Hive platform is a great tool that provides skills-based training to healthcare staff in general and public health supply chain staff in particular. It also extends an opportunity to share experiences with other healthcare professionals.