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...
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.
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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.
Prof. Abhishek Dadhich
(School of Pharmaceutical Management)
IIHMR UNIVERSITY, JAIPUR, INDIA
Office Phone: 0141-3924700, Ext-545
The seven-day 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 abl...
The seven-day 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:
- develop monitoring and evaluation plans by applying knowledge and skills gained throughout the workshop
- train professionals working 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.
- discuss programmatic applications of the main tools and data systems used to monitor and evaluate health programs
- review the various evaluation designs and estimation techniques used for evaluating various health programs
- use this platform to share and learn from other country experiences to strengthen their M&E systems
Some of the important topics of the workshop are:
- Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation
- Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Plans
- Frameworks and Indicators; Data/Information Sources & Systems (including surveillance, surveys, and HMIS)
- Routine and Non-Routine Information Systems
- Tools used in M&E including PRISM tools, DQA tool and DDIU tool
- Evaluation Designs and Operations Research
- Gender Integration into M&E
- Data Demand and Use for Decision-Making
- Decision-Making and Strategic Information
- Population Size Estimation
Course fee: US$ 2800 which includes:
- 7-day face-to-face workshop in Dubai
- Resources, course material, and workshop kit
- Lunch, tea, and snacks during the workshop sessions
- Certificate from Empower
- One-year of technical assistance
- Does not include – airfare, accommodation, health insurance, visa fees, dinner or other travel expenses
Please also find the Newsletter for our previous workshop - http://goo.gl/SMw9vY
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 fo...
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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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 prin...
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.
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 vaccin...
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/