Supply Chain Director James Riungu

James Riungu is the supply chain director for the USAID Afya Ugavi Activity in Kenya. He is a registered pharmacist with over 14 years of experience in management and coordination of health supply chains in sub-Saharan Africa. His areas of expertise include forecasting and supply planning in public health supply chains, procurement planning, supply chain design and coordination, and business administration.

by James Riungu

When Public Health Becomes A National Security Concern

Following the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa in 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified Kenya as a “high-risk” country for the spread of the deadly virus. Being a major transport hub, with many flights to and from West Africa and major cities around the world, makes Kenya especially vulnerable. In recent years, the…