Public health leaders from ten counties in Kenya met on June 7th at Maanzoni Lodge in Machakos to participate in inSupply’s IMPACT Network Launch. This event was met with great excitement and enthusiasm from the 50 participants who attended, representing the counties of Isiolo, Kajiado, Kakamega, Kirinyaga, Kwale, Migori, Mombasa, Nairobi, Nandi, and Nyamira. These participants represent the flagship group for this new initiative. inSupply’s aim is that lessons and results from these 10 counties will catalyze demand and funding to enable the IMPACT Network to spread to additional counties later in the project.
The inSupply IMPACT Network is a system of connected teams that work harmoniously together to achieve a common goal, share experiences and have a strong effect on the supply chains.
Following the launch, inSupply held a two and-a-half day Leadership Initiative Workshop, where participants had the opportunity to build their leadership and change management skills, create a shared guiding vision for the supply chain, and identify strategies for supporting and sustaining the teams and the network, all with the goal of creating a network of supply chain leaders who will lead teams of “change agents” within public health supply chains. The participants were pleased at the progress they made over the course of the workshop – together they were able to learn new leadership skills, develop a goal for their supply chain work, adopt a series of indicators, devise an action plan for their county, and develop a rollout plan.