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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.
Oct
30

Webinar: How-to and Q&A - Immunization Delivery Cost Catalogue (IDCC)

  1.   General
  2.   Public
  1.   30th Oct, 2018
The Immunization Delivery Cost Catalogue (IDCC - https://immunizationeconomics.org/ican-idcc ) is the most comprehensive, current, and standardized global evidence on the cost of delivering vaccines i... The Immunization Delivery Cost Catalogue (IDCC - https://immunizationeconomics.org/ican-idcc ) is the most comprehensive, current, and standardized global evidence on the cost of delivering vaccines in low- and middle-income countries. It features over 400 unit costs that can be used by national and international immunization stakeholders for budgeting, planning and policy-making purposes.

Want to learn more about how to use the IDCC and have an opportunity to ask your questions? Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, October 30 at 9am EST. Email ICAN@ThinkWell.global for more information and to register. You can also submit any questions you might have about the IDCC, so they can be taken into consideration as we develop the webinar content.

The IDCC was developed under the Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) project. Led by ThinkWell and John Snow, Inc. (JSI), the ICAN is a project focused on increasing the visibility, availability, understanding, and use of data on the cost of delivering vaccines. ICAN aims to build country capacity around the generation and use of cost evidence for sustainable and predictable financing for immunization.

Hope to "see" you there!
Oct
31

Deadline to participate in PQS survey on the use of refrigerated vehicles in immunization programmes

  1.   Cold chain equipment
  2.   Public
  1.   31st Oct, 2018
Refrigerated vehicles are crucial in the delivery of life-saving vaccines. Programmes that depend on one or a small number of refrigerated vehicles may be seriously impeded if a vehicle breaks down or... Refrigerated vehicles are crucial in the delivery of life-saving vaccines. Programmes that depend on one or a small number of refrigerated vehicles may be seriously impeded if a vehicle breaks down or is unable to maintain the temperature range that is required for the safe storage of vaccines.

On behalf of the WHO Performance, Quality and Safety (PQS) Secretariat, we are delighted to invite your response to our survey on the use of refrigerated vehicles in immunization programmes.

The purpose of this survey is to gather information on the performance of refrigerated vehicles that are at least three years old. This information will be used to help PQS develop standards for refrigerated vehicles that meet the needs of immunization programmes. The information you provide will be extremely valuable to WHO PQS and the WHO Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI).

The survey can be accessed by clicking on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PQSrefrigeratedvehicle. The survey will remain open until October 31, 2018.

Please complete this survey for each vehicle that has been in regular use for more than three years for the purpose of carrying vaccines or other temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals. Please provide any available photographs where prompted in specific survey questions, by uploading photos directly to this platform.

Should you require further information on the survey, please contact the PQS Secretariat at mallinsp@who.int.

The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete, depending on the extent of your free-text answers.

https://www.technet-21.org/en/forums/discussions/refrigerated-vehicles-in-immunization-programmes
Nov
09

International Workshop on Mapping and Size Estimation Among Key Populations

  1.   Programme management
  2.   Public
  1.   9th Nov, 2018 - 13th Nov, 2018
Population size estimates and mapping populations are important to adequately respond to health issues in high-risk​ groups. They are needed for advocacy, to develop programs, and to plan, implement a... Population size estimates and mapping populations are important to adequately respond to health issues in high-risk​ groups. They are needed for advocacy, to develop programs, and to plan, implement and monitor interventions. This information also helps provide an understanding of the social determinants of health and identify needed revisions in policies and laws. The workshop will provide intensive training in the concepts of mapping and size evaluation. Participants should leave the workshop with:

- Knowledge of methods for collecting size estimation data and an understanding of approaches most appropriate for their respective settings;
- Working understanding of the uses of population size estimates for policy and programming;
- Skills needed for analyzing and reconciling size estimation data;
- Understanding of approaches to estimating program coverage
- A step-by-step plan for coming up with national level size estimates for any of several high-risk groups

This workshop is designed to build the capacity of professionals to use population information, produce local and national estimates, understand the scope of the problem, set targets, estimate resources needed and plan appropriate interventions. The key topics being covered are:

- The concept of Population Size Estimations
- Importance of size estimation in programme planning
- Methods of Population Size Estimation
- Challenges in Mapping and Size Estimation
- Measuring Coverage of Interventions
- Use of Data for Estimation
- Designing Size Estimates Studies

The course fee for this workshop is US$ 2500, which includes:
- 5-day face-to-face workshop in Istanbul, Turkey
- Resources, course material, and workshop kit
- Lunch, tea + snacks during the workshop sessions
- Certificate from Empower School of Health
- Does not include – airfare, accommodation, health insurance, visa fees, airport transfers or other travel expenses


​Scholarships and Group Discounts available based on eligibility criteria. 50% Scholarship also available for Empower Alumni.​
Nov
17

International Association of Public Health Logisticians (IAPHL) Nigeria Chapter Workshop

  1.   17th Nov, 2018
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 Time: 8:30 am Venue: GHSC-PSM Office, Floor 01, No. 23. Ibrahim Tahir Lane, Utako Abuja, Nigeria IAPHL Nigeria Chapter, with support from GHSC-PSM and ARC, anno... Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 8:30 am
Venue: GHSC-PSM Office, Floor 01, No. 23. Ibrahim Tahir Lane, Utako Abuja, Nigeria

IAPHL Nigeria Chapter, with support from GHSC-PSM and ARC, announces with pleasure its inaugural supply chain workshop. The theme of the workshop is Enhancing Supply Chain Competencies to Advance Universal Health Coverage. The objective is to provide supply chain learning for public health supply chain operators and managers, facilitate networking among professionals in this space and strengthen the community of practice.

Please come prepared to interact with new and seasoned colleagues and do bring your questions and perspectives around availability of essential health supplies in the country.

Kindly mark your calendars and share with your contacts.
Nov
27

People that Deliver - Human Resources for Health Supply Chain Management Workshop

  1.   Programme management
  2.   Public
  1.   27th Nov, 2018
The People that Deliver workshop - Using a Theory of Change and whole of Supply Chain Management labor market approach to catalyze country investments to improve Human Resources: A practical toolkit w... The People that Deliver workshop - Using a Theory of Change and whole of Supply Chain Management labor market approach to catalyze country investments to improve Human Resources: A practical toolkit will take place on 27 November 2018, in Lusaka, Zambia. This is a one-day workshop (9:00 am - 5:00 pm) to be held the day before the Global Health Supply Chain Summit. This is a joint collaboration between the GHSC-PSM project, USAID, and the People that Deliver.
Agenda available here: https://bit.ly/2NDIFtt
You must sign up in order to attend. To reserve your place, please fill out this online form: https://bit.ly/2yy85mQ

Workshop Title:
Using a Theory of Change and whole of SCM labor market approach to catalyze country investments to improve HR for SCM: A practical toolkit

Background:
The provision of quality health commodities is paramount, if ‘Good Health and Well Being’ (SDG3) is to be obtained for all. Key to reaching this reality is the development of a competent and supported workforce to manage health supply chain systems, particularly in low and middle-income countries. This session will explore how whole of labor market approaches and Theory of Change methodology can help us better understand the health SCM HR environment to prioritize future HR investments in the sector. Further, the session will explore a more simplified approach for countries to assess the status of their own HR systems and plan to improve them.

Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session participants will:
· Define the existing HR for SCM issues facing health supply chains
· Understand the role of whole of labor market approaches and Theory of Change to better understand HR issues within the health SCM sector
· Consider how a detailed understanding of the current HR situation is critical to determine priority interventions and also easy to do
· Apply approaches and lessons learnt to their local country context.

More information will be sent out closer to the workshop, including a detailed agenda and location. This event is free of charge and lunch will be provided.

Nov
28

11th Global Health Supply Chain Summit

  1.   Global initiatives
  2.   Public
  1.   28th Nov, 2018 - 30th Nov, 2018
Conference Theme: Accelerating Global Health Supply Chain Excellence: Better Supply Chain System Design, Innovative Financing for Health and New Technologies & Integrated Information Systems Conf... Conference Theme:
Accelerating Global Health Supply Chain Excellence:
Better Supply Chain System Design, Innovative Financing for Health and New Technologies & Integrated Information Systems

Conference Purpose:
The 11th Global Health Supply Chain Summit (GHSCS) will be held over three days, November 28-30, 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia. The summit will focus on accelerating global health supply chain excellence through better supply chain system design, innovative financing for health supply / demand / performance, and deployment of new technologies (e.g., drones, sensors, digital health, etc.) & integrated information systems. Participants will hear about case studies, strategies, and frameworks from practitioners and academics in the above themes of this year’s summit.

As in the previous conferences, the summit will assemble an impressive group of practitioners and experts from the global health supply chain field including academics, country planners, NGOs, logistics practitioners, pharmaceutical industry, and donor representatives.
The organisers encourage both English and French speaking presenters and participants - French-English and English-French simultaneous translation will be provided during the conference.
Dec
03

2nd International Workshop and Coaching on Strategic Leadership and Management

  1.   Global initiatives
  2.   Public
  1.   3rd Dec, 2018 - 5th Dec, 2018
This Global Health Leadership Program is being organized by Empower, in collaboration with John A. Kufuor Foundation and INSEAD Humanitarian Research Group. The program includes a keynote address by H... This Global Health Leadership Program is being organized by Empower, in collaboration with John A. Kufuor Foundation and INSEAD Humanitarian Research Group. The program includes a keynote address by H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor, the former President of Ghana.

The goal of the program is to realize your leadership and management potential. The seven-month leadership program will amplify your natural leadership traits, identify and address your ‘blind spots’, and provide coaching and mentoring to enhance your leadership and management styles.

The workshop will accelerate your personal and professional transformation by combining a self-assessment, followed by 3 days of in-person sessions, and then 6 months of mentorship and coaching.

Our approach is an innovative and pragmatic mix of sessions that include foundational skills in management and leadership, with case-based, and field-based learning, and other experiential learning techniques, including seminars, interactive discussions, one-to-one personal coaching and group exercises.

The advisors, speakers, facilitators, coaches, and mentors are a mix of the head of state, politicians, CEOs and academics from the public, private and civil society sectors.


Course fee: USD 2,500, which includes:
- 3 days face-to-face workshop in Accra, Ghana
- Resources, course material, and workshop kit
- Lunch, tea & snacks during the workshop days
- Certificate of attendance
- Mentoring and coaching: Once a month over 6 months (Optional - USD 1500)
- Does not include: Airfare, accommodation, insurance, visa fees or other travel expenses
Feb
25

International Training Program on Medication and Pharmaceutical Management in Hospitals from February 25 - March 1, 2019

  1.   General
  2.   Public
  1.   25th Feb, 2019 - 1st Mar, 2019
Background Under the UN initiative for Universal Healthcare Coverage, a healthcare system can serve at its best only with access to right medicines and health products. As per WHO access to right med... Background
Under the UN initiative for Universal Healthcare Coverage, a healthcare system can serve at its best only with access to right medicines and health products. As per WHO access to right medicines can be best ensured by proper selection and use of medicines, affordable prices for quality medicines and products, sustainable financing and reliable health system. Pharmaceuticals (medicinal products, vaccines, contraceptives, diagnostics, and medical supplies) constitute second highest item of expenditure after the manpower in any given health facility/hospital. Irrational use of medicines is prevalent at all levels of health care leading to wastage of scarce resources as well as reduced medication safety in patients. Emergence of antimicrobial resistance continues to pose a global problem in handling the management of infections. Counterfeit and substandard medicines also create an impediment in access to quality medicines. Medication and pharmaceutical management in hospitals can be one of the most cost-effective measures for appropriate use of scarce health care resources. Medication safety in patients can be best ensured if rational and appropriate uses of medicines are practiced. Medication management through a functional Drug and Therapeutics Committee (DTC) which is also referred to as Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee (PTC) can provide an effective structure and tool to bring together all the relevant people to work jointly for promoting more efficient and rational use of medicines. For accreditation from National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare (NABH) in India and by many accreditation boards in other countries, requirement of a functional DTC/PTC is mandatory.

Objectives
The program will provide the participants with the tools and techniques for Medication and Quality management in healthcare institutions. They will be exposed to real life situation to help them to find the practical solutions and implement them in their own settings.

The specific objectives of the program are:
• To enable participants, understand and comprehend the concepts and principles of pharmaceutical management and interventions to promote rational use of medicines in hospitals
• To facilitate appreciation and significance of Drug and Therapeutics Committees (DTCs) towards pharmaceutical management in hospitals with its goals, role, structure, and functions.
• To enable participants, understand issues related to quality & safety of medicines and supply chain management
• To understand antimicrobial resistance, approaches for containment and antibiotic policy
• To expose the participants to practical approaches in developing effective strategies for change.

Course Content
The course consists of discussion on following areas:
• Problem of irrational use of medicines
• Evidence based medicine
• Tools, interventions and strategies to improve medicines use
• Concepts of Formulary and Standard Treatment Guidelines, and Drugs & Therapeutics Committees, its
structure, and functions
• Formulary management
• Quality assurance of medicines
• Basic cost-effectiveness evaluation
• Field visit to hospital and hands on practice for Pharmaceutical management in Hospital
• Patient Medicines safety and Pharmacovigilance
• Medication errors
• Prescription audit
• Monitoring medicines use
• Antimicrobial resistance approaches for containment and antibiotic policy
• Pharmaceutical supply system including procurement and distribution
• Patient education
Participants
The program is meant for hospital managers, doctors, clinical pharmacologists, pharmacists and other public health professionals/officials from federal/central and state Ministries/ Departments of Medical & Health, government hospitals, corporate and other private hospitals interested in promoting rational use of medicines in the hospital through Drug and Therapeutics Committees (DTCs). Accredited hospitals having DTCs/PTCs may empower members to expand their knowledge and hospitals in process of constituting DTCs/PTCs can also nominate their professionals.

Training Approach
The program will use a mix of lecture by resource persons to introduce the lead concept and encourage active interaction by the participants through classroom discussions, group work and presentations. The course will be conducted in English.

How To Apply
The filled Registration form along with the Demand Draft/Online Payment in favor of IIHMR University payable at Jaipur should reach to the Course Coordinator/Programme Officer (Training) latest by 12 February 2019 at The IIHMR University 1, Prabhu Dayal Marg, Sanganer Airport, Jaipur - 302 029, INDIA, Phone: 0141-3924700 (30 Lines), Fax: 0141-3924738. Foreign participants while applying must furnish their passport details (number, expiry date, etc.) to timely facilitate issue of visa supporting letters.
Kindly send the filled and scanned nomination form (attached) to the program coordinator at abhishek@iihmr.edu.in or training@iihmr.edu.in We would be grateful if you could nominate interested candidates in the training program or you may also share this communication with your networks.
Please do not hesitate to contact for any clarification.
Warm regards,

Prof. Abhishek Dadhich
PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Assistant Professor,
(School of Pharmaceutical Management)
IIHMR UNIVERSITY, JAIPUR, INDIA
Mobile: +91-9460458501
Office Phone: 0141-3924700, Ext-545
Email: abhishek@iihmr.edu.in
www.iihmr.edu.in
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