About us

“We have the capabilities and experience to deliver the answers you need to move forward.”
Simon Northampton
Managing Director, New York Office

Company Background

Up to half of patients in Africa lack access to critical medicines, resulting in many health challenges and leading to millions of preventable deaths. Substantial investment has been contributed towards making medicines and health products available to patients. However, long-term results are not being achieved at the rate needed to match Africa’s growth. Health system supply chains continue to face substantial challenges that are limiting the ability of countries to meet their health goals, including insufcient infrastructure and asset optimisation, strategic planning and skills capacity.

ARC is growing a community of practice and collaboration in the public health and supply chain environment in Africa through connecting practitioners and shared learning. Join the movement to help build a sustainable, self-sufficient supply chain system in Africa.

Our Vision

Every person should have access to basic healthcare and medicines to live a healthy, happy and productive life. ARC aims to increase access to medicines and health commodities for patients in Africa by working with ministries of health in countries with the greatest need.

Our Mission

ARC aims to be an independent advisor to support and enable ministries of health to build resilient supply chains that contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Our mission is to partner with ministries of health to help build a sustainable, self- sufcient African healthcare landscape by 2030, with signicantly increased availability of medicines and health products when and where they are needed.

Our core values

Quality Delivery

The firm's 4,000 professionals help clients optimize their businesses, improve their operations and risk profile.

Open to learning

Our capabilities and intellectual capital are enhanced by our deep industry expertise and hands-on, collaborative approach.


ConsultingWP's thought leadership is evident in our agenda-setting books, white papers, research reports in the business press.

Respect for diversity

Our professionals see what others don't, challenge conventional thinking, and consistently deliver innovative solutions.

Commitment to growth

Institute connects the firm with prominent leaders of the academic community for joint research on frontier issues.


We work side by side with senior executives to accelerate execution through a blend of analytical and management approaches.

The challenge we address

The alignment of partners and stakeholders in health supply chains remains paramount to building strong, functional health supply systems that reach the ‘last mile’. Additionally, all over Africa there are untapped pools of talent and expertise that could contribute signicantly to bringing new ideas and approaches to how countries serve all their patients and communities effectively.

How we support countries

ARC is a trusted independent enabler of long-term supply chain transformation initiatives and investments in Africa. To drive long-term transformation and build the capacity of ministries of health, ARC follows a government-led process of generating demand for supply chain investment and brokering resources and expertise from all sectors. ARC endeavours to build an extensive network of private sector, academic and professional institution partners to achieve this.