Regional Southeast Asian Central of Excellence (RACE)
GaneshAID and Expertise France joined efforts to engage stakeholders to set up a Regional Southeast Asian Centre of Excellence for health commodities supply chains. Its purpose is to support the modernization of supply chains in SEA countries. RACE is expected to improve equitable access to quality-assured, life-saving medicines and vaccines through capacity building, technical assistance, and research for innovation in Southeast Asia. Currently, the initiative is in the phase of stakeholders engagement (GAVI, UNICEF, WHO, ADB). The 2017-2018 plan is to conduct the feasibility study, developing the business plan and launch first training, operational research and policy advocacy activities.