Community-based pharmacies are often the first point of care for people living in Africa. But operational challenges prevent these pharmacies from keeping their shelves stocked and hold back Africa’s health supply chain from reaching its full potential. Michael Moreland started Field Intelligence to resolve this problem. In this episode, host Amee Parbhoo talks with Michael about how Field Intelligence solves healthcare retailers’ challenges by making the pharmaceutical supply chain more simple, affordable, and effective.
Underdeveloped supply chains negatively impact small pharmacies that serve as the entry point to Africa’s healthcare system, making it more difficult for communities to access medicine, vitamins, and other essential products. Financing for health retailers is expensive and distributors aren’t doing enough, which leads to a fragmented market with poor visibility. Michael shares how Field solves this problem by providing a platform for data-driven supply chain management, distribution services, and embedded financial services for small pharmacies across Africa.