Tapiwa is a Senior Manager for the Supply Chain group. He also works as a member of the Supply Chain Global Technical Team providing project management, supply chain systems strengthening and operations improvement expertise to VillageReach last mile supply chain programs. He is the program lead for the Supply Chain for Community Health Workers (SC4CHW) program implemented in partnership with Last Mile Health’s (LMH) in Liberia and also manage the vaccine supply chain cost benchmarking database project. As a member of VillageReach’s supply chain community of practice, he takes part in developing process and operational standards, tools and methods for the organization.
Tapiwa earned a Masters of Science in Shipping and Transport from Netherlands Maritime University. He brings over 15 year’s experience in public and private sector supply chains. Prior to Joining VillageReach, he was Head of Country Operations for the SADC Malaria Elimination8 Initiative: Eight countries in southern Africa are pushing the boundaries of what many have considered impossible, the elimination of malaria. He also served as Senior Logistics Advisor in the USAID DELIVER project in Liberia
For Tapiwa, the biggest incentive of being in the global health sector is that he is able to contribute to making a difference to people losing their lives to otherwise preventable health conditions. Through supporting transformative and incremental improvement programs in global health supply chain performance, he contributes to making the world a little healthier, a little safer, and a little better for people in underserved communities.
He chose to work with VillageReach because the organization has demonstrated a commitment to sharing results of its work publicly, enabling it and others to learn from both its successes and failures. The mission to save lives and improve health by increasing access to quality health care for the most underserved communities resonates with his core values.