About CDI

Welcome To CDI

Connecting the Dots Initiative (CDI)- Launched by DFS Africa

Connecting the Dots Initiative (CDI) was launched by DFS Africa and its consortium of partners in 2020. The platform was created to ensure the efficient supply of medical products and devices needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the long- term to support Africa's bid to meet its need for the supply of essential medicines and medical devices. CDI supports African governments, healthcare institutions and donor agencies by providing a "one-stop-shop" for all essential medical suppliers.

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Initiative to connect the Dots

Objectives

CDI's mandate is to increase access to quality and affordable essential medicines and health products in Africa by connecting manufactueres and suppliers of essential medicines and heath products to procuring institutions and organisations on the continent.

We do this by:

Connecting Buyers & Sellers

The Connecting the Dots Initiative (CDI) platform has transformed the landscape for procuring healthcare products in Africa. The CDI is now being recommended as Africa's preeminent procurement platform for medical devices and pharmaceutical products as it has the biggest pool of buyers and suppliers

Aggregating Demand, Supply & Distribution

The platform functions as a Demand and Supply Aggregator enabling procuring organisations to purchase products with ease, knowing that the CDI platform ensures the highest levels of standards, pricing, logistics, delivery and financing.

Cataloguing Supplier's Inventory

The CDI trend analysis feature provides accurate information about product availability in the market.This intelligence enables manufacturers to be able to forecast demand and repurpose their facilities to manufacture new products and supply new markets

Transparent & Optimised Procurement

By eliminating the complexities around product delivery and logistics, the CDI platform has resolved one of Africa's biggest challenges. In order to make ease of logistical support a reality, the CDI platform has formed an alliance with Africa's leading logistics companies; thus, these partnerships allow us to serve every major city in the continent using the most efficient supply chain network

Sell on CDI

The Connecting the Dots Initiative (CDI) platform is an online procurement platform that serves as a 'one-stop shop' allowing sellers of COVID-19 products to sell products to countries across Africa; thus, as a manufacturer, agent, or distributor for PPEs, Laboratory Consumables, Chemical Reagents, Laboratory Stains, Pharmaceutical products, COVID-19 testing kits, and Clinical Management equipment such as Patient Monitors, Thermometers, Oxygen Concentrators. CDI is the place to be.

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  • Be in the Mix

    Launched in August 2020, the platform has onboarded over 150 suppliers with more than 400 major product categories and we are happy to say that demand for COVID-19 products has exceeded the number of onboarded products; hence there is a need to have more sellers on the platform offering competitive pricing to a continually growing demand pool.

  • Access a Bigger Market

    As a demand aggregator, the CDI platform provides access to markets across Africa and beyond, making the platform the right place for you to sell your products. The platform ensures that there is always a demand for your products in new markets beyond your current reach.

  • Start Selling in Four Easy Steps

    As a seller on CDI, you only need to take four simple steps to complete your onboarding process and you will have access to a world of new buyers like never before:

    Create an account with CDI

    Click the login button

    Click the bulk upload button

    Follow the instructions and upload your products

Buy on CDI

The Connecting the Dots Initiative (CDI) platform is an online procurement platform that serves as a 'one-stop shop' allowing sellers of COVID-19 products to sell products to countries across Africa; thus, as a manufacturer, agent, or distributor for PPEs, Laboratory Consumables, Chemical Reagents, Laboratory Stains, Pharmaceutical products, COVID-19 testing kits, and Clinical Management equipment such as Patient Monitors, Thermometers, Oxygen Concentrators. CDI is the place to be.

Procure in 4 Easy Steps

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Search for your product(s)

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Populate your Wish List

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Check Out

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Expect CDI to Contact you

What the CDI Platform Offer

The platform allows suppliers to list what products they are able to supply, the quantity, the price, lead time and their location, while allowing procuring organisations to search for products required and purchase with ease. The platform ensures that validation of standards, pricing, logistics, delivery and financing of products is satisfactory to both buyers and sellers on the platform.

The DFS Africa are here to help you

Let's connect the dot today