Director of Technical Operations
Ashraf Kasujja is a pharmacist by profession with 16 years’ experience in commodities logistics and supply chain management (forecasting, quantification, procurement, warehousing, distribution and capacity building) in developing countries. He is experienced in pharmaceutical and health related commodity manufacturing and therefore the quality assurance skills suitable in supply management. He is currently working in Medical Access as the Director Technical Operations responsible for leading the Procurement and Distribution Agencies. His key role is to provide strategic direction and leadership to these agencies as a key member of the senior management committee. He is experienced and passionate about health systems management, health supply chain operations, research, quality assurance, risk management & training, advocacy, proposal writing, networking, health policy, planning and legislation, health systems strengthening, monitoring and evaluation of health programs.
With over 6 years at the Joint Medical Stores, he supported training, quality assurance, capacity building, procurement and equipment maintenance activities for Private-Not-For-Profit/Faith based facilities country wide which are mainly affiliated to the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB) and Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB). He has 10 years’ experience in providing supply chain management technical assistance having worked in several Federal States in Nigeria with partners including the USAID funded GHAIN project managed by FHI; CDC funded ACTION project managed by University of Maryland; USAID funded LMS-ACT program managed by MSH; DFID funded PATH2 program in several states in Nigeria; and on the Global Fund funded National Supply Chain Strengthening Program in Northern Sudan managed by UNDP.
Ashraf has also supported the CDC funded Procurement and Supply Chain Strengthening Project (PSSP) 2011 -2017; CDC funded Health Supply Chain Improvement Project (HSIP) 2018 to date in Uganda; Global Fund Expert Services to the OIG in Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana and Switzerland; and USAID funded Global Health Supply Chain National Supply Chain Assessments in Rwanda and Zambia.