The EPN strategy for 2016-2020 builds on the achievements of the previous strategy period while also addressing the factors that compromised success in the previous period. For example, EPN will review its approach to advocacy, investing more in campaigning in addition to lobbying. The organization will also tackle the issue of lack of skilled human resources in pharmaceutical services in Africa. The areas of EPN’s expertise can be used as entry points for addressing broader issues in pharmaceutical service delivery in churches. The ultimate goal is to support the achievement of higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness that benefit the patient. In order to more effectively fulfil its mandate, it is expected that EPN will need to redefine its institutional setup, while remaining a membership organization.