Driven By Quality
Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) is a registered Trust of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK). This Christian not-for-profit organization was started in 1986 as an ecumenical partnership of the two church Secretariats under the guidance of the late Catholic Medical Missionary nun, Sister Joan Devane. Today, over 30 years later, MEDS operates from a state-of-the-art complex to serve its clients, including Faith Based Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, Community Based Organizations, Public and Private Health facilities in Kenya and beyond.
MEDS has over 30 years’ experience in:
Supply Chain: Efficient supply chain management of reliable, quality and affordable essential Medicines, medical and/or non-pharmaceuticals and clinical laboratory supplies (Health Products and Technologies). MEDS currently provides health products and technologies to over 2,300 health facilities not only in Kenya but also in the East, Central and Southern Africa region. The organization has consolidated expertise in selection and quantification, procurement, warehousing and inventory management, rational medicine use, distribution, and logistics management.
Pharmaceutical Quality Control Laboratory services: Assuring quality of medicines through analysis and stringent quality assurance mechanisms. MEDS Quality Control Laboratory is World Health Organization (WHO) pre-qualified and analyzes close to 200 drug samples every month. The WHO has issued drug alerts as a result of the findings with the latest being “The Medical Product Alert No. 04/2016” for falsified Quinine Sulphate tablets circulating in Central and West Africa.
Capacity Building & Client Support Services: Improving the quality of patient care through training, mentorship, field visits, and offering professional assistance on various aspects of healthcare and management. MEDS training function is registered with the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) and has trained close to 30,000 health workers to date.
Along Mombasa Road, Opposite Nation Press
P.O. Box 78040 – 00507 Viwandani, Nairobi