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Welcome to Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies - MEDS

Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) is a faith based, not-for-profit organization with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and a branch in Kisumu.

It is a registered Trust of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK).

MEDS was started in 1986 as an ecumenical partnership to improve accessibility to quality health care.

MEDS has three main functions:

  • Supply Chain and Distribution: MEDS robust and resilient Supply Chain Services oversees the procurement, product identification, warehousing, logistics and distribution of health commodities and technologies.
  • Quality Assurance Services: MEDS provides services relating to prequalification of suppliers, inspection of commodities, post-marketing surveillance
  • Health Systems Strengthening (HSS): MEDS partners with her clients to build capacity, consultancy services and offering industry-oriented solutions.  Annual Training Programs and Facility-Based training are some of the initiatives that have continued to shape the contributions that has earned MEDS a reputation as a leading healthcare partner in the country and beyond. HSS will seek to build linkages that create value and will have set goals for creation of social capital with both internal and external social networks.

To provide reliable and affordable Health Products and Technologies, Quality Assurance and Health Systems Strengthening Services.

A Faith-based organization providing Transformative Health Solutions Globally.

Core Values

In pursuit of the above Mission and Vision, MEDS and its stakeholders are guided by appropriate core values.  These values ensure relevance to our stakeholders.  These are:

  • Integrity
  • Customer Focus
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Equity

Core Functions


Supply Chain and Logistics

MEDS robust and resilient Supply Chain Services include product selection, forecasting and quantification, procurement, inventory management, warehousing, logistics and distribution of Health Products and Technologies (HPTs). Being a provider of HPTs, a robust supply chain is the cog of the wheel of a medical supplies ecosystem.


Quality Assurance

MEDS Quality Assurance function carries out prequalification of suppliers, inspection of commodities and post-market sampling and testing of health commodities. The function also houses a Quality Control laboratory, which offers testing services to clients in the country and beyond.An in-house microbiology laboratory has been constructed to strengthen


Health Systems Strengthening

MEDS Health Systems Strengthening plays an instrumental role in improving quality of patient care, ensuring sustainable healthcare interventions and providing industry-oriented solutions. MEDS actualizes this through offering services targeting the six pillars of health systems

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décembre 16, 2020
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septembre 9, 2020
MEDS welcomes its new Chairman for the Board of Trustees/Directors, Rt. Rev. Joseph Mbatia. Rt. Rev. Mbatia serves as Bishop of Nyahururu Diocese in Kenya…