Working with the existing health care ecosystem in Africa to achieve success.
Bringing together the right expertise to improve health care systems.
Being honest, ethical, and trustworthy.
Diligently meeting the needs of others.
Being straightforward and open in all our undertakings.
Our Purpose – Why MedSource Exists
MedSource’s goal is to improve accessibility and availability of affordable, quality medications and laboratory and health supplies for health care providers and the population at large while strengthening the capacity of its members to improve the management of their businesses.
MedSource Mission – How We Deliver On Our Purpose
MedSource leverages its core procurement and pharmaceutical management competencies and those of its parent organization, MSH, and the purchasing power of products and services from health care providers to negotiate favorable pricing from suppliers (manufacturers and distributors) while ensuring the quality of supplied products.
Dr. Douglas L. Keene is the Chairman of the MedSource Board. He is also the Vice President of the Pharmaceuticals and Health Technologies Group of MSH. This group builds MSH’s pharmaceutical management innovations and develops key areas of health technologies (e.g., diagnostics and devices). Douglas oversees a diverse and international staff of about 700 employees, 75% of whom are based in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Central and South America.
Dr. Spencer Ochieng is a Board member and also the Country Representative of MSH in Kenya. He has more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He is widely experienced in business development, management of franchised primary health care clinics, and commercialization of innovative solutions tailored at underserved communities.
Mr. Jackson Theuri is a Board member. He is also the CEO of OptimaCap Africa, a management consulting firm. Jackson is an experienced management consultant with more than 17 years of board and management consulting experience in various industries, including financial services, consulting, manufacturing, hospitality, and infrastructure across Eastern Africa and the United Kingdom. Jackson is a qualified accountant CPA(K) and has been involved in strategy, governance, performance improvement, and business turnaround and expansion projects.
Dr. Peter Kamunyo is the Chief Executive Officer of MedSource. He is a health care executive with more than 18 years of management, operations, and clinical medicine experience, including the insurance, pharmaceutical, and medical care industries in Kenya.
His professional background encompasses senior management positions at prominent health care institutions in the country, including GlaxoSmithKline as the Country Commercial Director and Vaccines & Public Institutions Head, where he provided innovation, large-team supervision, and strategic management. As general manager for Aon Insurance Brokers, he led the Africa Healthcare Practice Group. For Resolution Insurance’s East Africa operations, he set up the claims, case management, strategy and operations, and information and communication technology departments. He also sits on the boards of the East African Healthcare Federation and the Kenya Healthcare Federation.
Professional Services Director
Dr. Ndinda Kusu is the Professional Services and Membership Director. Ndinda has more than 20 years of experience working with the private and public health sectors strengthening pharmaceutical systems to increase access to and use of medicines and health technologies.
She has done a significant amount of work in health systems assessments; human and institutional capacity development; development and implementation of policies, guidelines, standard operating procedures, curricula, and tools; training; implementing operational research and continuous professional development; and supporting quality assurance and quality improvement systems.
She has held senior positions of responsibility in various organizations and health systems strengthening projects. She holds a Bachelors degree in Pharmacy and Masters degrees in Clinical Pharmacy and Public Health.
Supply Chain Director
Dr. Joseph Mukoko is the Supply Chain Director. He has more than 17 years of experience working with both the public and private health sectors to strengthen pharmaceutical systems in Kenya. His previous experience has been in the hospital, regulatory, community pharmacy, and public health sectors.
He has been responsible for leading the efforts and guiding teams for improving commodity security and supply chain management systems within Kenya’s health sector. He has also managed diverse technical teams aimed at strengthening pharmaceutical and laboratory systems, including development and implementation of various tools and approaches for overall commodity security.
He has held senior positions at Management Sciences for Health, implementing pharmaceutical system strengthening programs. He holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Epidemiology and is pursuing a Masters in Health Economics.
Samuel Kimani is the Finance Director and has more than nine years of experience in financial reporting, accounting operations, tax, financial planning and analysis, budgeting, business development, and commercial finance in Sub-Sahara Africa, with stints in the United States.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Nairobi; has an ongoing Master’s of Science degree in Finance from Kenyatta University; is a certified public accountant CPA(K) with a fellowship at the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK); and holds a Certificate in Computer Application. He is passionate about change management and lean processes and biased for action to deliver more with less.
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