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Aug
20

3rd International Workshop on Ensuring Universal Health Coverage by Promoting Access to Life-Saving Medicines

  1.   20th Aug, 2018 - 24th Aug, 2018
Empower is organizing the 3rd International Workshop and Study Tour on Ensuring Universal Health Coverage by Promoting Access to Life-Saving Medicines in Geneva, Switzerland scheduled from 20th to 24t... Empower is organizing the 3rd International Workshop and Study Tour on Ensuring Universal Health Coverage by Promoting Access to Life-Saving Medicines in Geneva, Switzerland scheduled from 20th to 24th August 2018. It’s a 5-day workshop and our participants will be public health professionals, program officers, supply chain professionals from various Ministries of Health, UN agencies, donor agencies, private and civil society organizations.


The Key Topics to be covered during the workshop are Universal Health Coverage, Access to Medicines, Key Components of PSM, Supply Chain - Levels of Maturity, Quality Assurance, and Regulatory Sciences. This workshop will share with the participants how leading global health stakeholders are supporting the Universal Health Coverage agenda with the focus on access to essential medicines.


The overall objectives of the Workshop are:

- Interact with and learn from global health leaders from WHO, Global Fund, UNDP, Red Cross, GAVI, Stop TB and many more.
- Recognize the role and structure of leading global health organizations in promoting Universal Health Coverage
- Identify the key concepts of access to medicines and relationship with Universal Health Coverage
- Learn about improvements and innovation in access to new medicines
- Achieve personal growth in terms of leadership and management skills linked with global policies translated into local actions

This workshop is targeted at professionals in public health programs (donors, government, the private sector, NGOs, civil society, academia) and people interested in global health procurement and supply chain/logistics and universal health coverage.


Course fees: US$ 2500 which includes:

- One week face-to-face training in Geneva + two weeks of preparatory work
- Certificate from Empower Swiss
- Local transportation for field visits
- Technical assistance for one year
- Does not include – international travel, airport transfers, food and accommodation

Registration deadline: 5th August 2018
Aug
27

13th International Rotavirus Symposium

  1.   Global initiatives
  2.   Public
  1.   27th Aug, 2018 - 29th Aug, 2018
13th International Rotavirus Symposium
Sep
05

2nd International Workshop on Monitoring & Evaluation of Global Health Programs

  1.   Programme management
  2.   Public
  1.   5th Sep, 2018 - 13th Sep, 2018
Empower is organizing the 2nd International Workshop on ​MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAMS, scheduled from 05th– 13th September 2018 in New Delhi, India. The eight-day residential wo... Empower is organizing the 2nd International Workshop on ​MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAMS, scheduled from 05th– 13th September 2018 in New Delhi, India. The eight-day residential workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Health Programs will provide the platform for state of the art tools and techniques.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Apply the learning in various health programs on basic concepts and practical approaches towards effective programmatic monitoring and evaluation.
- Formulate a framework (result/logical/conceptual) on how the program or intervention will lead to specific health outcomes and impact.
- Analyze sources of data, their uses, issue of data quality and its importance in specific programs.
- Discuss and develop SMART program indicators based on an understanding of program-specific criteria.
- Review the various mapping and population size estimation techniques used for evaluating various health programs.
- Analyze the various approaches and methods of estimating program coverage.
- Review the various evaluation designs.
- Develop monitoring and evaluation plan for health program by applying knowledge and skills gained throughout the course.

Some of the important topics of the workshop are:
- Developing M&E Plan
- Routine and Non-Routine Information Systems
- Frameworks and Indicators
- Gender Integration
- Population Size Estimation
- Size estimation methods like Census, Enumeration, Multiplier Method, Capture-Recapture, Network Scale-up, PLACE Tool
- Overview of Extrapolation Methodologies
- Different M&E tools: like PRISM, DQA, DDIU
- Surveys and Surveillance
- Evaluation and Operation Research

Facilitators for this workshop have rich experience working in HIV/AIDS and have authored documents, conducted workshops and provided technical assistance for HIV prevention programs. They also have rich experience in designing and implementing the research activities for many large-scale HIV/AIDS projects.

Course fee: US$ 3200 which includes:
- 8-day face-to-face workshop in Delhi
- Resources, course materia​​l, and workshop kit
- Accommodation for the duration of the workshop
- Breakfast, lunch, tea, and snacks during the workshop sessions
- Airport transfers and local transportation for field visits
- Certificate from Empower School of Health
- One-year of technical assistance
- Does not include – airfare, health insurance, visa fees, dinner or other travel expenses
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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