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    Immunization Economics iHEA pre-congress session

    Participants:

    Participants and panelists confirmed for this upcom-ing session include experts from Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Results for Development, Thinkwell, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    Purpose:

    The intended audience for this session is individ-uals int...
    Participants:

    Participants and panelists confirmed for this upcom-ing session include experts from Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Results for Development, Thinkwell, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    Purpose:

    The intended audience for this session is individ-uals interested in the generation and use of infor-mation surrounding immunization costing, financ-ing, and value of vaccination. The audience span from early career to seasoned researchers, EPI managers, policymakers, multinational organiza-tions, and donors. The draft programme includes:
    • featured updates on research findings, method-ology, and cases;
    • concurrent sessions on economic analysis re-fresher course and implementation/advocacy workshop;
    • panel sessions on effective dissemination and future direction.
    Registration to the pre-congress session is open. Participants are to arrange and pay their own travel and hotel reservations.

    Details:

    A reminder to register for the Immunization Economics pre-congress session at the iHEA congress: 13-14 July 2019, Basel, Switzerland. There is no cost for presenters to join the pre-congress session (13-14 July 2019), but should you plan to join the entire iHEA Congress (13-17 July 2019), please do leverage the early bird rates that are available until 1 April 2019. Learn more at: http://immunizationeconomics.org/basel
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    13th Jul, 2019 - 14th Jul, 2019
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  • Yvonne Morrissey will be attending European Immunization Week 2019
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    Building Bridges to Stronger Leadership and Governance for Health

    Strengthening Primary Health Care and Immunization in the post 2020 era in Africa

    Strong health leadership is not only critical to achieving universal health care (UHC), but is the driving force behind attaining and sustaining achievements in primary healthcare, immunization and other health g...
    Strengthening Primary Health Care and Immunization in the post 2020 era in Africa

    Strong health leadership is not only critical to achieving universal health care (UHC), but is the driving force behind attaining and sustaining achievements in primary healthcare, immunization and other health goals. With shifts in global and country geopolitical dynamics, underperforming health systems, capacity gaps and inequities between and within countries’ the need for strong leadership is more important than ever.

    Join John Snow, Inc and our distinguished panel to discuss the underlying enablers, and address ways to generate a pathway for strong leadership approaches post 2020. The webinar will build on the recent African Leadership Meeting and deepen the conversation on how a greater investment in leadership will be crucial to achieve UHC in Africa.

    After your registration has been completed, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting.

    Need help? Go to http://collaborationhelp.cisco.com
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    25th Apr, 2019
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  • European Immunization Week 2019

    This year, on 24–30 April 2019, the campaign aims to raise awareness of the benefits of vaccines and to celebrate the “vaccine heroes” who contribute in so many ways to protecting lives through vaccination.

    You are invited to join, follow and share the information and images on the WHO Europe...
    This year, on 24–30 April 2019, the campaign aims to raise awareness of the benefits of vaccines and to celebrate the “vaccine heroes” who contribute in so many ways to protecting lives through vaccination.

    You are invited to join, follow and share the information and images on the WHO Europe Facebook EIW 2019 event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2301187536781534/
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    24th Apr, 2019 - 30th Apr, 2019
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    Webinar: HR for SCM – Improving Performance through applying the PtD Theory of Change Tue. 21st March, 8am to 9am EST

    Dear Technet Members,

    The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project invites you to the second in a series of SCM Workforce Development webinars, ‘HR for SCM – Improving HR Performance through applying the PtD Theory of Change.'

    Like all chains, su...
    Dear Technet Members,

    The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project invites you to the second in a series of SCM Workforce Development webinars, ‘HR for SCM – Improving HR Performance through applying the PtD Theory of Change.'

    Like all chains, supply chains are no stronger than their weakest link. In many low and middle-income countries, the supply chain workforce often do not have the technical and managerial skills to perform optimally, the empowerment to affect supply decisions, or the human resources policies needed for effective management. The People that Deliver (PtD) Theory of Change for SCM was developed to describe the pathways that must be present for optimal workforce performance and the interventions required to make this happen.

    Thursday the 21st March, 8am to 9am EST.

    At the conclusion of this session participants should be able to:

    * Explain why there is a need to systematically improve HR capacity and systems to improve HR performance in supply chain teams
    * Use the People that Deliver (PtD) Theory of Change for SCM https://peoplethatdeliver.org/ptd/resources/human-resources-supply-chain-management-theory-change (HR4SCM ToC) to understand the four essential pathways to optimize workforce performance in SCM and the actions required to strengthen these pathways
    The webinar will be facilitated by Dr Andrew N Brown (GHSC-PSM) and Bridget J McHenry (USAID).

    Andrew is the GHSC-PSM Workforce Development Specialist. He has more than 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical health systems with a specialized focus on human resources development in the health supply chain context of low and middle-income countries. He has extensive experience working with international and national stakeholders to strengthen human resource management systems to effectively develop, recruit, retain, and support the health workforce for increased access to quality health services. https://www.linkedin.com/in/anbrownhss/

    Bridget is the Senior Organizational Development Advisor for Commodity Security & Logistics at USAID with USAID’s Global Health Bureau in the Office of Population and Reproductive Health. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from George Washington University and is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional. In her current role as the Organizational Development Advisor, she is working on organizational development and capacity building issues related to HRH for SCM for health commodities. She is a technical advisor to the work of
    GHSC-PSM and supports USAID's engagement in PtD and IAPHL.

    You can access the webinar through the link below:
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    Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization

    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 ove...
    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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    2nd Apr, 2019 - 4th Apr, 2019
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    Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization

    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 ove...
    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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    8th Oct, 2019 - 10th Oct, 2019
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    Webinar 30 October 2018: Presentation and Q&A on the Immunization Delivery Cost Catalogue (IDCC)

    Dear colleagues,

    Below please find an invite to a presentation and Q&A webinar about the Immunization Delivery Cost Catalogue (IDCC). Realistic and reliable immunization delivery cost evidence that is available at the right time and in the right format can help countries better advocate, plan,...
    Dear colleagues,

    Below please find an invite to a presentation and Q&A webinar about the Immunization Delivery Cost Catalogue (IDCC). Realistic and reliable immunization delivery cost evidence that is available at the right time and in the right format can help countries better advocate, plan, budget, and make programmatic decisions. The IDCC provides this data in an easily accessible, searchable web tool and downloadable Excel file. Over 400 immunization delivery unit cost estimates are included, all standardized to 2016 USD for easy referencing and use. The IDCC and companion products are available on the Immunization Economics platform (immunizationeconomics.org/ICAN).

    Hope you will join us on October 30, 2018 at 9:00am EST/1:00pm GMT for the discussion. Registration info is below.

    Best,

    Kelsey Vaughan, ThinkWell

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    Join us on October 30, 2018 at 9:00am EST/1:00pm GMT for a webinar presentation and Q&A session on the IDCC. To register, please visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1499353823183388941. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    Please circulate to your networks. This webinar would be useful for researchers, policymakers, global partners, and anyone interested in immunization delivery costs. Email ICAN@thinkwell.global if you have any questions.
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    30th Oct, 2018
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  • Abhishek Dadhich created a new event

    International Training Program on Medication and Pharmaceutical Management in Hospitals from February 25 - March 1, 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 medicines can be best ensured by proper selection and use of medicines, affordable prices for qualit...
    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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    25th Feb, 2019 - 1st Mar, 2019
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