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Mar
21

Webinar: HR for SCM – Improving Performance through applying the PtD Theory of Change Tue. 21st March, 8am to 9am EST

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  1.   21st Mar, 2019
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.

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Apr
02

Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization

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  1.   2nd Apr, 2019 - 4th Apr, 2019
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.
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Mar
03

3rd International Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Health Programs

  1.   Programme management
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  1.   3rd Mar, 2019 - 10th Mar, 2019
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
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Oct
30

Webinar 30 October 2018: Presentation and Q&A on the Immunization Delivery Cost Catalogue (IDCC)

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  1.   30th Oct, 2018
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...
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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Feb
25

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

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  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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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.
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Nov
27

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

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  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.

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Dec
03

2nd International Workshop and Coaching on Strategic Leadership and Management

  1.   Global initiatives
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  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
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Nov
09

International Workshop on Mapping and Size Estimation Among Key Populations

  1.   Programme management
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  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.​
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Nov
28

11th Global Health Supply Chain Summit

  1.   Global initiatives
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  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.
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Oct
30

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

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  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!
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Oct
31

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

  1.   Cold chain equipment
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  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
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Aug
01

Webinar - UAV Procurement Guide - UAVs for Payload Delivery Working Group

  1.   1st Aug, 2018
Presentation of the "UAV Procurement Guide" by USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program - Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project The guidelines are available here: https://www.ghsuppl...
Presentation of the "UAV Procurement Guide" by USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program - Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project

The guidelines are available here: https://www.ghsupplychain.org/resource/unmanned-aerial-vehicle-procurement-guide
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Sep
05

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

  1.   Programme management
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  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
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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
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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
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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.
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93 apprenants de 22 pays vont recevoir leur certification OMS SPMVS après avoir terminé le cours Scholar. Assistez à cette cérémonie pour écouter en direct la présentation des plans d'action et les té...
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  1.   23rd Oct, 2018 - 25th Oct, 2018
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A draft agenda will be made available nearer the time.

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  1.   10th May, 2018
SAVE THE DATE: Please join the OpenLMIS Community on THURSDAY, MAY 10 at 6 AM PST / 14.00 UTC+1 for a webinar presenting the latest features in the OpenLMIS software (webinar will be presented in Engl...
SAVE THE DATE: Please join the OpenLMIS Community on THURSDAY, MAY 10 at 6 AM PST / 14.00 UTC+1 for a webinar presenting the latest features in the OpenLMIS software (webinar will be presented in English).

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Additional webinars will be presented in French (May 24) and Portuguese (June 7).

Please contact us at info@openlmis.org if you would like to attend either of these additional webinars. Further details will be announced closer to the event time.

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