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May
21

71st World Health Assembly

  1.   Global initiatives
  2.   Public
  1.   21st May, 2018 - 26th May, 2018
The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main... The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.
May
28

WHO Executive Board

  1.   Global initiatives
  2.   Public
  1.   28th May, 2018 - 29th May, 2018
The Executive Board is composed of 34 individuals technically qualified in the field of health, each one designated by a Member State elected to do so by the World Health Assembly. Member States are e... The Executive Board is composed of 34 individuals technically qualified in the field of health, each one designated by a Member State elected to do so by the World Health Assembly. Member States are elected for three-year terms.

The Board meets at least twice a year; the main meeting is normally in January, with a second shorter meeting in May, immediately after the Health Assembly. The main functions of the Executive Board are to give effect to the decisions and policies of the Health Assembly, to advise it and generally to facilitate its work.
Jun
04

EURO Regional Verification Committee (RVC) meeting

  1.   Service delivery
  2.   Public
  1.   4th Jun, 2018 - 8th Jun, 2018
The RVC was established in the WHO European Region in 2011 to evaluate the documentation submitted by Member States with a view to verifying the elimination of measles and rubella at the regional leve... The RVC was established in the WHO European Region in 2011 to evaluate the documentation submitted by Member States with a view to verifying the elimination of measles and rubella at the regional level. The WHO Regional Office serves as the secretariat to the RVC.
Jun
06

Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety

  1.   Global initiatives
  2.   Public
  1.   6th Jun, 2018 - 7th Jun, 2018
Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety
Jun
12

Global Task Force for Control of Cholera (GTFCC)

  1.   Global initiatives
  2.   Public
  1.   12th Jun, 2018 - 14th Jun, 2018
Global Task Force for Control of Cholera (GTFCC)
Jun
14

30th Euro Global Summit and Expo on Vaccines and Vaccination

  1.   14th Jun, 2018 - 16th Jun, 2018
Theme: Roadmap on the future of Vaccines Research, Barcelona, Spain
http://vaccines.global-summit.com/europe/
Jun
25

Africa Conference on Healthcare Delivery

  1.   25th Jun, 2018 - 27th Jun, 2018
Improving healthcare delivery, especially in resource limited settings is a global priority. Africa Conference on Healthcare Delivery (AHD Conference) is conceived to promote local participation, inno... Improving healthcare delivery, especially in resource limited settings is a global priority. Africa Conference on Healthcare Delivery (AHD Conference) is conceived to promote local participation, innovation, continuous quality improvement and institutionalization of healthcare delivery in the African region, especially in the area of Supply Chain Management of health commodities. AHD conference provides a forum for practitioners/professionals within the region to network, exchange ideas and share experiences for improved performance (“south- to- south collaboration”). In addition, the meeting brings together leading international experts in the field of healthcare delivery to discuss new concepts and provide mentoring for young professionals and students. The pre-conference training workshops, which precede the main conference, are designed to train and build local capacity in Supply Chain Management and Global Health Delivery for professionals and students in key subject areas. The main focus of AHD Conference is to explore and provide an understanding of in-country health supply chain management and its impact on the overall healthcare system in Africa. The meeting seeks to promote local participation in in-country supply chain management, discuss local problems and solutions, the outcomes of which will be useful to the region and international audience.
Jun
26

Global Immunization Meeting (GIM)

  1.   Global initiatives
  2.   Public
  1.   26th Jun, 2018 - 28th Jun, 2018
Global Immunization Meeting (GIM)
Jun
26

WHO Global Measles and Rubella Laboratory Network (GMRLN)

  1.   Global initiatives
  2.   Public
  1.   26th Jun, 2018 - 28th Jun, 2018
The Global Measles and Rubella Laboratory Network (GMRLN) was developed based on the successful model of the Global Polio Laboratory Network. As of 2018, 723 laboratories have been established in 164 ... The Global Measles and Rubella Laboratory Network (GMRLN) was developed based on the successful model of the Global Polio Laboratory Network. As of 2018, 723 laboratories have been established in 164 countries. Many of these laboratories are also responsible for laboratory-based surveillance of other vaccine preventable diseases in their countries.
Jun
29

Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG)

  1.   Service delivery
  2.   Public
  1.   29th Jun, 2018 - 30th Jun, 2018
Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG)
Jul
06

3rd Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Summit

  1.   6th Jul, 2018
PSA invites you to the 3rd Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Summit. The Summit will be co-hosted with Strathmore Business School (SBS). The theme for this year’s Summit is “Health & Humanitarian Su... PSA invites you to the 3rd Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Summit. The Summit will be co-hosted with Strathmore Business School (SBS).
The theme for this year’s Summit is “Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain as a key enabler for Universal Health Coverage (UHC),” with the sub-theme of the value derived from the “Digitalization of Supply Chain.”

It is an open Summit for professionals and policymakers working in the supply chain sector.

The objective of this year’s event is to explore the role of supply chain in enabling the delivery of quality, reliable Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the East and Horn of Africa Region. It will be an opportunity to share updates and insights from the public, private and development sectors on on achievement and delivery of UHC.

The event page [LINK TO EVENTBRITE] will give you more information about how to register online and the agenda for the day. Registration fee is Kes. 2,500 (USD 25). Please, confirm your participation by completing the online registration on Eventbrite no later than June 20th 2018, as seats are limited.

For questions, please contact info@pamsteele.co.uk.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please contact PSA's Regional Representative for Horn & East Africa, Jane Muyundo at jane.muyundo@pamsteele.co.uk
Jul
09

Health Supply Chain Management, 9th -13th July 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

  1.   9th Jul, 2018 - 13th Jul, 2018
*Are you a professional in health supply chain management? Does your team need to improve their end-to-end supply chain knowledge and skills? Are you looking to develop own professional capacity?** ... *Are you a professional in health supply chain management? Does your team need to improve their end-to-end supply chain knowledge and skills? Are you looking to develop own professional capacity?**

Pamela Steele Associates (PSA) in partnership with Strathmore Business School (SBS) invites you to join the 5th edition of the Health Supply Chain Management training programme (English) in Nairobi, Kenya. *

What is the course about?
According to the constitution of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) access to essential medicines is part of the right to health. Increasing the availability of essential medicines at the service delivery point is crucial to preventing millions of deaths. The success of a health programme is dependent on the ability to reliably and consistently supply essential products, including medicines, to support service delivery. However, despite increased donor funding and an array of new products, there are a number of factors that continue to significantly restrict access to essential medicines and other health products.

While many factors influence medicine availability, the capacity of a country’s supply chain to select, forecast, procure, and deliver essential health supplies can be a major constraint. As we move into the post-2015 agenda of Sustainable Development Goals it is clear that sustainable health supply chain management is critical.

Supply chain excellence requires that all of the functions of a supply chain work together efficiently. For example, decisions about product selection must inform decisions about distribution modes, the frequency of delivery, and storage specification. Similarly, rational use of pharmaceuticals is critical for accurate quantification - which, in turn, effects procurement planning. Any supply chain strategy must consider these interactions and the associated trade-offs between alternative approaches.

The course structure is based on the 6 + 1 rights of a health supply chain: the right goods, the right quantity, the right cost, the right condition, the right place, the right time, and the right interventions.

PSA's training focuses on the higher–order skills required by supply chain managers to understand the end-to-end requirements for a sustainable health supply chain, rather than a narrow focus on individual activities. It is, therefore, important for everyone involved in supply chain management to have a demonstrable competence in each function.

Who should attend this course?
The training is targeted at people who are responsible for planning, procuring, distributing or monitoring health programme supplies. It will be especially of use to those with a health professional background who are entering the health logistics and supply chain environment. Specific positions may include:

Procurement officers
Pharmacy managers
Warehouse or distribution managers
Health programme managers
Information systems managers
Staff of Central Medical Stores
Technical Assistance providers
Donors supporting commodity programmes
Course Objective
The objective of this course is to increase participants' understanding of procurement and logistics management of health supply chains and associated planning requirements, enabling them to make improvements in their own geographical and organisational contexts.

Course Learning Outcomes
By the conclusion of this course participants will be able to:

understand the interrelated components of an end-to-end health supply chain from the perspective of a rights-based approach;
describe the critical cross-cutting elements that need to be in place to ensure a sustainable and well-functioning health supply chain;
understand the issues experienced by supply chain personnel from other countries and organisations, and use these to reflect on their own circumstances; and,
apply the experiences and resources identified in this course to make improvements in their own health supply chain based on their area of influence.
As part of the training, you will be provided with a complementary Health Supply Chain Skills Profile (Competency Assessment) which is an online questionnaire that measures technical, management and leadership competencies covering six key areas of health supply chain work set out in the People that Deliver (PtD) Health Supply Chain Competency Framework for Managers and Leaders. The personal feedback report provides three scorecards that profile your technical, management and leadership competencies.

Course Content
Day 1: Module 1 - Introduction**
Define health supply chain management, the key supply chain functions and stakeholders, in the context of the 6 + 1 rights of supply chain
Describe the difference between ‘access' to and ‘availability' of essential medicines, and the core elements for access
Describe the negative consequences of broken health supply chains
Explore the key attributes of well-functioning health supply chains

Day 2: Module 2 - Right Interventions, Right Products, Right Quantity**
Right Interventions
Explain the ‘umbrella’ of ‘right interventions’, which sets the policy and procedural framework for effective health supply chains
Define rational use of medicines and explain how inappropriate use of health commodities affects health supply chains
Right Products
Explain the role of Essential Medicines Lists in product selection, and the benefits of National Essential Medicine Lists (NEMLs) to public health supply chain management
List the resources available to assist in Medical Devices Needs Assessment before product selection
Determine what makes an effective donation policy and consider barriers to effective implementation
Right Quantity
Understand what is meant by quantification, and the associated key activities
Apply a variety of quantification methods to determine product quantity requirements
Describe how quantification links to subsequent health supply chain management activities
Apply VEN analysis to make the best use of limited financial resources
Explain how emergency situations may change procurement approaches

Day 3: Module 3 - Right Quality, Right Cost**
Right Quality
Describe the differences between quality assurance and quality control in a health supply chain context
List the quality assurance activities used in the procurement cycle, including Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) and pre-qualification
Explain the differences between counterfeit and sub-standard medicines and what steps can be taken to avoid the entry of these products into the marketplace
Describe the use of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to monitor health supply chain performance
Right Cost
List the guiding principles governing public procurement
Explore the different procurement activities from requirement definition to supplier performance management
Understand the importance of procurement planning as a key enabler of an integrated health supply chain

Day 4: Module 4 - Right Place, Right Time**
List the components that make up a logistics and inventory management system
Explore the different logistics and inventory management activities
Describe the key elements of cold chain management
Identify the key principles to follow to ensure appropriate storage of health commodities
Explore the common logistics and inventory management challenges in downstream health supply chains
Identify when reverse logistics may be required and how this should be operationalised

Day 5: Module 5 - Cross-cutting themes**
Describe the importance of supply chain system design and the concepts of integration (horizontal and internal), segmentation and vertical supply chains
Explore risk management in health supply chain activities
Explain the difference between performance monitoring and evaluation activities and identify where these are undertaken throughout the health supply chain cycle
Identify key human resources activities that need to be present to ensure a productive and sustainable supply chain workforce
Describe how innovation approaches should be considered to ensure appropriate integration into the supply chain


Fee information:
NON-RESIDENTIAL RATE - (USD) $2,100.00
Fee covers five days’ training with expert facilitators, high-quality training materials and stationery, airport pick-up and drop-off, morning and afternoon refreshments and daily lunches. Accommodation is NOT included.
Payment & Registration deadline – 22nd June 2018.

RESIDENTIAL RATE (EARLY BIRD RATE) - (USD) $2,835.00
Fee covers five days’ training with expert facilitators, high-quality training materials and stationery, airport pick-up and drop-off, morning and afternoon refreshments (Monday - Friday), daily lunches (Monday - Friday), evening meals (Sunday - Friday), overnight accommodation (Sunday - Friday) and breakfasts((Monday - Saturday).
Early Bird Rate Payment & Registration deadline – 8th June 2018.

RESIDENTIAL RATE - (USD) $3,150.00
Fee covers five days’ training with expert facilitators, high-quality training materials and stationery, airport pick-up and drop-off, morning and afternoon refreshments (Monday - Friday), daily lunches (Monday - Friday), evening meals (Sunday - Friday), overnight accommodation (Sunday - Friday) and breakfasts((Monday - Saturday).
Payment & Registration deadline – 22nd June 2018.
Jul
10

Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (IPAC) Annual Meeting

  1.   Global initiatives
  2.   Public
  1.   10th Jul, 2018 - 12th Jul, 2018
The Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (IPAC), established in 2010, supports and advises the Director of the Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals (IVB), with the review and/or f... The Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (IPAC), established in 2010, supports and advises the Director of the Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals (IVB), with the review and/or formulation of immunization practices, operational standards, tools and technologies to strengthen and improve the delivery of immunization programmes at the country level in order to realize the goals of Global Immunization Vision and Strategies (GIVS) and Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP).

Countries will benefit from the development of innovative strategies and guidelines to address challenges and barriers to immunization access and service delivery.
Jul
27

Vaccines & Clinical Trials

  1.   27th Jul, 2018 - 28th Jul, 2018
Vaccines & Clinical Trials 2018 will discuss various disciplines involved in the vaccines research; it will educate health care researchers about design, operation, organizing, and research computing,... Vaccines & Clinical Trials 2018 will discuss various disciplines involved in the vaccines research; it will educate health care researchers about design, operation, organizing, and research computing, regulatory aspects. It promotes better understanding by the general public about the importance of vaccines in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. This conference conduct presentations, distribute information, meet with current and potential scientists, make a splash with new research developments, and receive name recognition at this 2-days event. World renowned speakers and the most recent techniques, developments, the newest updates in Vaccines Research are hallmarks of this conference.
Jul
31

3rd South East Asia Regional Verification Commission Meeting and National Measles Rubella Laboratory assessment

  1.   Service delivery
  2.   Public
  1.   31st Jul, 2018 - 2nd Aug, 2018
The key objective of the meeting was to review the country progress reports on measles elimination and rubella/CRS control submitted by the national verification committees (NVCs) and provide reco... The key objective of the meeting was to review the country progress reports on measles elimination and rubella/CRS control submitted by the national verification committees (NVCs) and provide recommendations.
Aug
27

13th International Rotavirus Symposium

  1.   Global initiatives
  2.   Public
  1.   27th Aug, 2018 - 29th Aug, 2018
13th International Rotavirus Symposium
Sep
24

REQUEST FOR NOMINATION- International training programme on “Safeguarding Quality of Medicines in Resource Limited settings during September 24-28, 2018 ” at The IIHMR University, Jaipur, India .

  1.   24th Sep, 2018 - 28th Sep, 2018
Dear Sir/Madam Greetings from IIHMR UNIVERSITY, JAIPUR I take pleasure to share with you that School of Pharmaceutical Management; The IIHMR University is organizing a 05 days International train... Dear Sir/Madam

Greetings from IIHMR UNIVERSITY, JAIPUR

I take pleasure to share with you that School of Pharmaceutical Management; The IIHMR University is organizing a 05 days International training programme on “Safeguarding Quality of Medicines in Resource Limited settings during September 24-28, 2018 ” at The IIHMR University, Jaipur, India . This is the third in the series. The first program was conducted in Sept 19-23, 2016 and the second one in Sept 18-22, 2017

The program is designed primarily with a focus to assist the countries/national health system programs to address the challenges and provide technical guidance for establishing a robust quality assurance framework for ensuring good quality of medicines despite resource limitations

The program contents of the training program are listed below:-

Careful selection of drugs for preparing Essential Medicines List (EML)
Establishing robust pharmaceutical procurement processes
Quantification of pharmaceutical products
WHO Prequalification of Medicines Program (WHO PQP)
Safeguarding the quality of medical supplies, biologicals, through robust supply chain management
Drug Stock & Inventory control systems
eLMIS to improve routine measurement of medicine availability and affordability, such as Open LMIS or Logistimo
Case studies related to operational challenges in supply chain management of Diarrhoea, HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria products will be dealt
Quality assurance (QA) and Quality control (QC) of medicines
Quality inspections-Sampling and survey process
Combating Not of standard drugs/spurious drugs
Rational use of medicines
Ensuring quality at dispensing level
Monitoring the use of medicines using WHO indicators in health facilities
Detecting and Reporting Adverse Drug Reactions
Role of drug regulatory authority (DRA)
Role of DTC, Pharmacy, physicians
Hands on training on Noninvasive techniques and rapid detection techniques for determining drug quality (Raman handheld spectroscopy)
Field visit to drug testing laboratory

The Program fee for Foreign participants is USD 700 per participant plus 18% GST

The fees covers tuition fees, training material, stay in air-conditioning room (twin-sharing basis), breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea/coffee during the program and pick-up and drop from Jaipur airport/railway station/bus stand.

For accommodation on single occupancy basis USD 20 per day will be charged extra. Welcome dinner and short-trip to historical and cultural importance places in Jaipur would be offered by the University in honour of the participants. Participants would be encouraged to use library facilities. Round the clock internet facility (Wi-Fi) is available for the participants.

The travel tickets from the country of origin to Jaipur and vice versa are to be borne by the participant/sponsoring agency.

Discounts on the Fee
 Early Bird Discount: Nominations received with payments on before 4-weeks (27th August 2018) will be entitled to an early bird discount of 10%.
 Group Discount: Any organization sponsoring four or more participants to the program will be entitled for a discount of 20% on the total fee payable provided that at least four participants actually attend the program.

For details please refer the links below:

Brochure : https://www.iihmr.edu.in/files/training/brochure/119/safeguarding-quality-of-medicines-in-resource-limited.pdf

Nomination form: https://www.iihmr.edu.in/files/training/form_pdf/119/sqmrls-nomination-form.pdf

I would be grateful, if you could participate/nominate interested candidates in the training program.
You may forward to concerned department also
Kindly send the filled and scanned nomination form to the program coordinator at saurabh@iihmr.edu.in
Looking forward for your kind cooperation and support to make the program success.
A word of response would be appreciated.

Regards

Dr. Saurabh Kumar Banerjee
M.Pharm, Ph.D., MBA
PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Associate Professor,
School of Pharmaceutical Management
THE IIHMR UNIVERSITY, JAIPUR, INDIA
Mobile: +91-8890398067
Office Phone: 0141-3924700, Ext-789
Email: saurabh@iihmr.edu.in
Sep
24

International training programme on “Safeguarding Quality of Medicines in Resource Limited settings during September 24-28, 2018 ” at The IIHMR University, Jaipur, India .

  1.   24th Sep, 2018 - 28th Sep, 2018
Dear Sir/Madam Greetings from IIHMR UNIVERSITY, JAIPUR I take pleasure to share with you that School of Pharmaceutical Management; The IIHMR University is organizing a 05 days International t... Dear Sir/Madam

Greetings from IIHMR UNIVERSITY, JAIPUR

I take pleasure to share with you that School of Pharmaceutical Management; The IIHMR University is organizing a 05 days International training programme on “Safeguarding Quality of Medicines in Resource Limited settings during September 24-28, 2018 ” at The IIHMR University, Jaipur, India . This is the third in the series. The first program was conducted in Sept 19-23, 2016 and the second one in Sept 18-22, 2017

The program contents are as below: -
• Careful selection of drugs for preparing Essential Medicines List (EML)
Establishing robust pharmaceutical procurement processes
• Quantification of pharmaceutical products
• Selection of appropriate Supplier
• WHO Prequalification of Medicines Program (WHO PQP)
Safeguarding the quality of medical supplies, biologicals, through robust supply chain management
• Drug Stock & Inventory control systems
• eLMIS to improve routine measurement of medicine availability and affordability, such as Open LMIS or Logistimo
• Case studies related to operational challenges in supply chain management of Diarrhoea, HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria productst
Quality assurance (QA) and Quality control (QC) of medicines
• Quality inspections-Sampling and survey process
• Combating Not of standard drugs/spurious drugs
Appropriate use of the drugs
• Rational use of medicines
• Ensuring quality at dispensing level
Monitoring and evaluation of drug quality
• Monitoring the use of medicines using WHO indicators in health facilities
• Detecting and Reporting Adverse Drug Reactions
Regulating the quality of medicines through a functional medicine regulatory agency (MRA)
• Role of drug regulatory authority (DRA)
• Role of DTC, Pharmacy, physicians
Hands on training on Noninvasive techniques and rapid detection techniques for determining drug quality (Raman handheld spectroscopy)
Field visit to drug testing laboratory

Brochure : https://www.iihmr.edu.in/files/training/brochure/119/safeguarding-quality-of-medicines-in-resource-limited.pdf

Nomination form: https://www.iihmr.edu.in/files/training/form_pdf/119/sqmrls-nomination-form.pdf

The Program fee for the foreign participants is USD 700 per participant plus 18% GST and the Program fee for Indian participants is Rs 37,500 per participant plus 18% GST

I would be grateful, if you could participate/nominate interested candidates in the training program.
Kindly send the filled and scanned nomination form to the program coordinator at saurabh@iihmr.edu.in
Looking forward for your kind cooperation and support to make the program success.
A word of response would be appreciated.

Regards

Dr. Saurabh Kumar Banerjee
M.Pharm, Ph.D., MBA
PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Associate Professor,
School of Pharmaceutical Management
THE IIHMR UNIVERSITY, JAIPUR, INDIA
Mobile: +91-8890398067
Email: saurabh@iihmr.edu.in

Oct
23

Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization meeting

  1.   Global initiatives
  2.   Public
  1.   23rd Oct, 2018 - 25th Oct, 2018
The next SAGE meeting will take place in Geneva from the 23-25 October 2018. A draft agenda will be made available nearer the time. The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization w... The next SAGE meeting will take place in Geneva from the 23-25 October 2018.
A draft agenda will be made available nearer the time.

The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization was established by the Director-General of the World Health Organization in 1999 to provide guidance on the work of WHO. SAGE is the principal advisory group to WHO for vaccines and immunization. It is charged with advising WHO on overall global policies and strategies, ranging from vaccines and technology, research and development, to delivery of immunization and its linkages with other health interventions. SAGE is concerned not just with childhood vaccines and immunization, but all vaccine-preventable diseases.
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