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On 12th August 2020, Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) hosted a hand-over/take-over ceremony for Chairmanship of Board of Trustees/Directors at MEDS headquarters in Nairobi. The outgoing Chairman Rev. Dr. Robert Langat handed over the chairmanship after three years to Rt. Rev. Joseph Mbatia.
Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) is a Christian not-for-profit organisation registered as a Trust of the ecumenical partnership of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK). Our Vision: A faith based organisation leading in promoting healthy lives. Our Mission Statement: To provide quality and affordable Health Products and Technologies, Quality Assurance and Health Advisory Services. Core Values In pursuit of the above vision and mission, MEDS and its stakeholders are guided by appropriate core values. These values ensure relevance to our stakeholders.
To provide a reliable supply of quality essential medicines and medical supplies at affordable prices.
In order to assure the quality of stocked items, MEDS carries out analysis of products through its WHO Pre-qualified QC Laboratory. The laboratory analyses products for external clients at a fee.
To improve the quality of patientcare through training in all aspects of health services and general management, with specific emphasis on the essential medicines concept and the rational use of medicines.
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MEDS is among 11 recognized international pharmaceutical wholesalers which consistently provide safe, effective and quality essential medicines, and other medical commodities.
MEDS is recognized as a Centre specialized in the technical and commercial management of supplies and services necessary for the implementation of humanitarian actions. HPC's provide technical assistance in procurement or supply pre-established stocks, purchasing or logistics capacity
WHO ensures compliance with Good Practices for National Pharmaceutical Control Laboratories (GPCL) and relevant parts of WHO Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) at the quality control laboratories. MEDS quality control laboratory is seeking the IS0 1705 certification in 2018.
ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.