Team Spotlight: Olumide Oyebamiji
We are shining a spotlight on our incredible team and the important work they do to help us make the world a better place for good. For this Team Spotlight, we spoke with Olumide Oyebamiji, our learning knowledge management, and Strategic communication director for GHSC-PSM in Nigeria.
What makes you Panagora Proud?
Panagora has a collaborative workplace culture that nurtures innovation and respects diversity. As a result, I feel valued, respected, and supported by my colleagues. I am proud to be part of an organization that positively impacts the world. I find motivation and inspiration in knowing that my work contributes to the greater good, using innovative approaches to helping others and solving complex health supply chain problems.
How is Panagora making the world a better place for good, what is your role in that?
Panagora is creating positive social and environmental change by working with governments, nonprofits, and businesses to improve health outcomes, promote gender equality, protect the environment, and enhance education in communities worldwide. I work on the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management project, in which Panagora spearheads knowledge management and communications centrally and for country-level programs. As the Director of Learning Knowledge Management and Strategic Communication, I oversee the development and implementation of the LKM&SC strategy and lead the generation, compilation, and dissemination of data and all information necessary to achieving and sharing the project’s results. This supports the goal of promoting uninterrupted supplies of health commodities to prevent suffering, save lives, and create a brighter future for families in Nigeria.
Learn more about our work supporting USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management project in our latest story, Catalyzing Knowledge to Action: Building Better Supply Chains.
I am proud to be part of an organization that positively impacts the world.
What experiences have been a highlight of your time with Panagora?
I had the opportunity to participate in the 15th annual Global Health Supply Chain Summit (GHSCS) in Dakar, Senegal. The summit focused on transforming health systems and supply chains, supporting them to address health issues in a holistic and integrated manner ensuring equitable access, and increasing self-sufficiency. At the summit, I met an impressive group of global healthcare supply chain experts and got access to both best practice results, ideas regarding state-of-the-art tools, and “how-to” ideas to improve performance. In addition, a co-authored paper was presented describing GHSC-PSM’s efforts at establishing and implementing the drug revolving fund scheme across three high-need states in Nigeria – Bauchi, Kebbi, and Sokoto. The initiative aimed to improve access to lifesaving maternal and child health medicines by addressing poor financing for medicines. We outlined GHSC-PSM’s comprehensive supply chain systems strengthening technical assistance ranging from legislative and policy reforms to institutionalize the funds to infrastructural upgrades and technical assistance for warehousing and distribution operations and monitoring information systems.