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GHSC-PSM Publishes Supply Chain Management Professionalization Framework Whitepaper

Dear Colleagues, Competent, qualified supply chain management (SCM) professionals are increasingly in-demand in both the private and public sectors – how can we ensure all needs are met?
GHSC-PSM believes a “whole of SCM labor market” approach is needed, starting with a competency framework.
Please find attached and see here ( https://www.ghsupplychain.org/comprehensive-workforce-systems-approach ) our recently published study, with People That Deliver (PtD) and SAPICS, that explores perceived needs as well as the similarities and differences between existing government and private sector SCM competency frameworks, which could serve as the core of an SCM professionalization framework. We are continuing to move this work forward with PtD and SAPICS in 2020. Should you have any questions then please contact me. Kind regards, Andrew Dr. Andrew N Brown
Workforce Development Specialist
Team Lead for: Workforce Development and Enabling Environment
Contractor for USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program
Procurement and Supply Management
251 18th Street South, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22202
United States
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Skype: andrew.brown.uc

"GO AUTHENTIC: ACTIVITIES THAT SUPPORT LEARNING" is now available for free download

Umit Kartoglu Publié dans :
The underground classic that explains how authentic activities help learners explore, discuss, and meaningfully construct new knowledge, GO AUTHENTIC: ACTIVITIES THAT SUPPORT LEARNING is now available for free download. When Risintha from Sri Lanka told me that he would never be the same again because he had discovered a life beyond PowerPoint, I thought that I had to share our approach to creating transformational value through authentic learning. The course activities that I share in this book have transformed people into change agents and helped them excel in their performances. The activities shared in this book work because they are well thought-out and aligned with all other elements of the course. They work because we do not lecture. They work because we believe that every single participant brings a wealth of experiences to our course environment. We respect each and every one of them as a “more knowledgeable other”. This is what makes the collaborative learning so valuable to all of us, including mentors. The activities described in this book work because they are part of a long learning journey, where we believe the end is nothing, but the road is all. They also work in eLearning programmes, because it is never “me and the computer screen”, there is always a human face, a mentor who supports learners whenever they need. They work because instead of shoveling information into learners’ brains and asking them to regurgitate it later, we focus on critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and, most importantly, on conation. They work because we view failures as an opportunity to learn. They work because we understand that creativity and innovation is a long-term, cyclical process of small successes and frequent mistakes. They work because we do not stop the clock and distribute a test. Instead, assessment is embedded in all of our authentic tasks. This is what makes the biggest difference. Nothing is abstract - all activities are based on authentic learning principles, just like how things work in real-life. These activities help learners to explore, discuss, and meaningfully construct concepts and relationships in contexts that involve real-world problems and projects that are relevant to them. I licensed this work under Creative Commons (CC) Attribution-NonCommercial- ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) so that it can be reproduced, remixed, tweaked or built upon non-commercially. Through this license, I continue offering a hand in support of open knowledge and free culture as I did with my previous two books. My dear friend Thomas Reeves in his foreword says that the design and implementation of learning environments must be acts of “authentic creation” more than ever before: “Go Authentic: Activities that Support Learning is, as Camus put it, a “gift to the future.” A future when learning will be active rather than passive, collaborative learning will be commonplace, tasks will be as authentic as possible, and assessment will be cherished rather than dreaded. In that hopefully near future, learning events will be as well-aligned as a precision racecar, and learning outcomes will be personally and professionally empowering. Ultimately, we hope that even participants in online versions of these authentic courses will shed tears when the courses are over just as they do now on the last day of the face-to-face courses. The need for transformational learning opportunities is evident in many fields beyond public health and pharmaceuticals. Enhancing human performance is absolutely essential if we are to meet the challenges facing humankind with respect to climate change, poverty, war, corruption, and the like. Arguably, we live in a time when education and training opportunities across all disciplines must become as transformative as the courses described in this book. To do this, the design and implementation of learning environments must be acts of “authentic creation” more than ever before. Please join us.” When it comes to helping learners, you cannot waste their time. Go authentic! For free download please visit http://kartoglu.ch/goauthentic/ The book is available both in interactive PDF (38.1 MB) and ePUB3 (13.3 MB) versions. 216 pages, including a detailed review of 44 learning activities and games and 30 icebreakers and warmups.. Happy downloads... Cheers, UMIT Extensio et Progressio

HR Country Support Package for Immunization SC Managers

The HR Country Support Package for Immunization SC Managers is available!

The success of immunization systems in countries through the past decades can be attributed to a large extent, to the supply chain and logistics system. This system is one of the backbones of national immunization programmes (EPI) that strives to ensure the uninterrupted availability of quality vaccines and devices, from the national level through to the service delivery points in rural and remote areas. By 2020, countries are projected to manage significant increases in the value, volume, number of doses, and stock keeping units placing increased stress on already weak supply systems. In response to this need, the Immunization Supply Chain Strategy was built around five (5) fundamentals; system design, supply chain leadership, data for management, better cold chain and continuous improvement plans to help achieve the vision that by 2020 immunization supply chains efficiently provide potent vaccines to all.

Supply Chain Leadership
Next-generation immunization supply chains require dedicated and competent managers and workforce as well as adequate numbers of skilled, accountable, motivated and empowered personnel at all levels of the health system. Countries are supported to strengthen and build supply chain managers’ and workforce capacity by providing focused technical assistance, tools, training and other resources. The aim is to help ensure that dedicated supply chain leaders and HR are in place at all levels of the health system, with the right capabilities, authority and accountability in every country.

The HR country support package provides a set of tools and guidelines to support and develop immunization supply chain managers to be able to effectively manage their supply chain to cover the areas described in the HR for health building block. These tools are constantly updated with new ones and also in line with current realities.

Key Questions addressed through the Country Support Package
• What lessons can I learn from other countries and from the private sector? 
• How can I strengthen my leadership skills? 
• How can I build a comprehensive plan to meet all HR issues, not just training? 

These resources can be accessed here: https://www.technet-21.org/iscstrengthening/index.php/en/leadership-documents 

For more information, please contact: sc.strengthening@unicef.org 


People that Deliver Launches a New Resource for Health Supply Chain Practitioners: the Human Resources for Supply Chain Management Theory of Change

People that Deliver Launches a New Resource for Health Supply Chain Practitioners: the Human Resources for Supply Chain Management Theory of Change Like all chains, supply chains are no stronger than their weakest link. Although hundreds of millions of dollars in commodities flow through the health supply chain (SC) system, the critical, strategic function of the supply chain within health systems is rarely acknowledged—and the SC workforce seldom has the right technical and managerial competencies to perform optimally or the empowerment to affect supply decisions and policies. Insufficient numbers of competent staff can cause breakdowns in supply chain systems and lead to poor system performance. The Human Resources for Supply Chain Management Theory of Change (HR4SCM ToC) analyzes the conditions needed to ensure that workers at every level are performing optimally, in order to fulfill all the necessary functions of an effective supply chain system. A theory of change (ToC) describes how a desired change is expected to occur. The HR4SCM ToC provides a useful basis for strategic planning, by providing a foundation for developing strategies—such as to manage the quantity, type, and capacity of human resources required to operate health supply chains. It also serves as a foundation for monitoring and evaluation, by specifying how to measure activities undertaken to make change. The HR4SCM ToC resource also captures complexity in a concise form and allows users to understand how a number of program activities link to one another and lead to program goals. PtD has developed two resources for the HR4SCM ToC - a two-page brief provides a high-level overview of the HR4SCM ToC describing the four pathways to success, our long-term outcome, and our foundational principle as well as a  longer narrative that covers the HR4SCM in more detail, with a full description of the critical assumptions, an explanation of the ToC diagram, and an indicators and interventions catalog. All HR4SCM ToC materials are available for download on the People that Deliver website (www.peoplethatdeliver.org). The HR4SCM ToC’s official launch will take place at the Global Health Supply Chain Summit in Lusaka, Zambia on 27 November, 2018 (http://ghscs.com/). HR4SCM ToC co-author Dr. Andrew Brown will facilitate a pre-conference workshop on Using a Theory of Change and whole of SCM labor market approach to catalyze country investments to improve HR for SCM: A practical toolkit. If you are attending GHSC and would like to participate in the workshop, please fill out this online form: https://tinyurl.com/yar6sacu Links
The HR4SCM ToC can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/ybj2jycr About People that Deliver
The People that Deliver (PtD) Initiative was established in 2011 as a global partnership of organizations focusing on professionalization of supply chain personnel by advocating for a systematic approach to human resources (HR) for supply chain management (SCM) at the global and local level. It is based on the global recognition that without trained professionals to manage the health supply chains, drugs and other health supplies do not reach the patients who need them. www.peoplethatdeliver.org Contact
Alexis Strader, Project Officer
Email: info@peoplethatdeliver.org
Tel: +45 45 33 57 99

APPLY NOW - International Workshop on Scientific Writing_17-21 October 2018_Bangkok

Empowering Millions Publié dans :
Dear Colleagues, Empower is organizing the International Workshop on Scientific Writing, scheduled from 17th to 21st October 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand.  The overall aim of this workshop is to develop the skills of the professionals in conceptualizing, writing and publishing high-quality manuscripts in peer-reviewed international and national journals.  In addition, participants will learn the publication process from a journal editor's perspective, including the selection of best journal for their paper.  Key Objectives: Acquire the skills necessary to develop, write, and publish a scientific manuscript; Discuss the all-important sections of a manuscript (both qualitative and quantitative) including abstract, writing a cover letter, and final submission Describe ethics in scientific publishing and writing Learn how to use mentoring and peer-review to improve a scientific manuscript  Identify the publishing process, including learning about why manuscripts get accepted/rejected and how to effectively respond to reviewers' comments The training fee payable is USD 2500, which includes: One week face-to-face training in Bangkok Certificate from Empower School of Health Resources, course material, and workshop kit Accommodation for the duration of the workshop Breakfast, lunch, tea + snacks during the workshop Three months of virtual mentorship Does not include: airfare, visa fee or other travel expenses SCHOLARSHIP available for Empower Alumni - 50% on Workshop Tuition Fee Click here to know more and fill in the Application Form - goo.gl/Dqvb5R Please feel free to connect with us in case you have any specific questions. Regards --  Ms. Kavya RS  |  Training & Education Coordinator  |  Empower School of Health |  New Delhi . New York  | SkypeID : empower.schoolofhealth  |  + (India) | info@empowerschoolofhealth.org |  www.empowerschoolofhealth.org

Ongoing Registrations for Empower's PGD in PSCM_September 2018

Empowering Millions Publié dans :
Dear Colleagues,

The 14th Batch of the Post Graduate Diploma Course in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management is scheduled to launch in September 2018. This is an 11-month ONLINE program wherein there are 9 modules. The course is structured to address one topic area per month for 8 months, starting with a module on introduction to PSM and ending with PSM support functions and systems. Each module is supported by Assignments, MCQ's and Assessments. The course ends with a final assessment which will cover all the modules. You will be provided with a direct line of contact to with Course Administrator as well as the faculty, who will guide you through the obstacles if any.
Please find attached the Course Structure of the Program, this will help you understand how beneficial the course is for you. Key takeaway's from the course - its global orientation - sharing of experiences from across countries,
- a practical and applied approach to the extensive use of exercises, case studies, projects and internships
- technical assistance for one-year offered which includes - mentoring/Coaching from the Subject Matter Experts
- Competency Assessment Tool
- a community of Practice (through Empower’s Big Learning Platform)
- a special focus on improving students’ personal effectiveness by building workplace skills,
- use of cutting-edge e-Learning technologies and instructional design to make learning easy and impactful Kindly click on this link and fill in the application form - https://goo.gl/7QpHg2 Regards  --  Ms. Kavya RS  |  Training & Education Coordinator  |  Empower School of Health |  New Delhi . New York  | SkypeID : empower.schoolofhealth  |  + (India) | info@empowerschoolofhealth.org |  www.empowerschoolofhealth.org

Routine Immunization Master Register: Data analysis – Points for universal action

Dear colleagues, Warm greetings from me and KVG team. On 15th Aug 012, I mailed “Dewalbari – one pager” highlighting the unprecedented lesson learnt by me – taught by Bina, Pumpum, 4 AWS and 4 ASHAs of Dewalbari HSC of Jamtara. On 4th Saturday – 28th July 2014, ANM Mrs Bina screamed and jubilantly declared that her HSC became “IRI free”. Bina et al proved that the strategy of 4 weeks in 4 successive months can rapidly clear the backlog, attain very high coverage (>90%) of both FIC and the booster. Later, I learnt from CMO, Dr Ashok that they were the trainers and the entire district attained and sustained high coverage inspite of universal vacancies there by escaped from MI list. Bina et al + the other 3 “A”ces of other 4 HSCs [Chandradipa, Madhupur, Kalhor & Rakti] helped in publishing the article – ‘IRI Simulation Study’. On seeing Dewalbari model, ANMs – Mrs Rekha & Mrs Shobitha of Sampaje PHC – the Rural Training Center (RHTC) of our College, demanded for replication giving birth to series of models: Peraje template, Immunogram study of Sampaje, Upparhalli template, Nellimaradhalli template, Gummankolli template, Operation SIgMA, IRI compatible micro-planning books by 57 planning units of ‘difficult district’ – Chikkaballapura in just 6 months,  Guthigar PHC model in 15 days, Kollamogru PHC model in 5 days, Mission Indradhanush Simulation Study [MISS Sampaje], ANISOTIC Baby, EuVac Baby. With these, we declared the task list of what KVG team can do with time span through the approach of learning by doing and working together. This methodology taught me how to learn and facilitate the grass-root level service providers in developing the simplest, surest, user friendly, replicable tool and working together, not only for ourselves but for the whole district/state/nation – the mankind of the world, for the latter half, honorable PM of India got standing ovation for the 7th time when he addressed 153 countries. All the above were already shared with the stakeholders at all levels. And now: We [me & two Asst Professors] happened to visit recently allotted PHC to our Medical College. Out of “RI” passion, requested for the Master register, analysed the data and found scope for facilitating 3 ‘A’ces. With mutual proactive active participation – both KVG team and the Government staff, we will surely learn a few more lessons which will simply help us to improve the coverage. This is one more lesson learnt from Dr Vijay Kiran Mente: “IF YOU FIND SOME LAPSES OR OPERATIONAL GAPS, IF YOU CAN IMPROVE, DO IT RIGHT ON THE SPOT, DO NOT ESCALATE TO THE SUPERIORS”. Shortly we wish to share the lessons learnt by our team with all the stakeholders as we have been doing. With regards Holla n Team

International Workshop and Coaching on Strategic Leadership and Management_Ghana_October 2018

Empowering Millions Publié dans :
Dear Colleagues,   Empower is pleased to announce the International Workshop and Coaching on Strategic Leadership and Management, scheduled from 9-11 October 2018 in Accra, Ghana. It’s a 3 day, in-person workshop with 6 months of mentorship and coaching. This Global Health Leadership Program is being organised 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 + USD 1,500 (optional mentoring and coaching) which includes: 3 days face-to-face workshop in Accra, Ghana Resources, course material, and workshop kit Breakfast, lunch, tea & snacks during the workshop days Certificate of attendance Mentoring and coaching: Once a month over 6 months Does not include: Airfare, accommodation, insurance, visa fees or other travel expenses To apply, please click here: goo.gl/zD2DTb   For any queries, feel free to reach out to us at training@empowerschoolofhealth.org   Regards Ms. Kavya RS  |  Training & Education Coordinator  |  Empower School of Health |  New Delhi . New York  | SkypeID : empower.schoolofhealth  |  + (India) | info@empowerschoolofhealth.org |  www.empowerschoolofhealth.org

Registrations Open - International Workshop on Scientific Writing - 17-21 October 2018_Bangkok

Empowering Millions Publié dans :
Dear Colleagues,   Empower is organizing the International Workshop on Scientific Writing, scheduled from 17th to 21st October 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand.    The overall aim of this workshop is to develop the skills of the professionals in conceptualizing, writing and publishing high-quality manuscripts in peer-reviewed international and national journals.  In addition, participants will learn the publication process from a journal editor's perspective, including the selection of best journal for their paper. 
  Key Objectives: Acquire the skills necessary to develop, write, and publish a scientific manuscript; Discuss the all-important sections of a manuscript (both qualitative and quantitative) including abstract, writing a cover letter, and final submission Describe ethics in scientific publishing and writing Learn how to use mentoring and peer-review to improve a scientific manuscript  Identify the publishing process, including learning about why manuscripts get accepted/rejected and how to effectively respond to reviewers' comments The training fee payable is USD 2500, which includes: One week face-to-face training in Bangkok Certificate from Empower School of Health Resources, course material, and workshop kit Accommodation for the duration of the workshop Breakfast, lunch, tea + snacks during the workshop Three months of virtual mentorship Does not include: airfare, visa fee or other travel expenses Click here to know more and fill in the Application Form - goo.gl/Dqvb5R   Please feel free to connect with us in case you have any specific questions.   Regards Ms. Kavya RS  |  Training & Education Coordinator  |  Empower School of Health |  New Delhi . New York  | SkypeID : empower.schoolofhealth  |  + (India) | info@empowerschoolofhealth.org |  www.empowerschoolofhealth.org

Workshop in Geneva_Ensuring Universal Health Coverage by Promoting Access to Life-Saving Medicines_August 2018

Empowering Millions Publié dans :
Empower is organizing the third 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 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   To apply, please Click Here Registration deadline: 5th August 2018 Please feel free to contact us for any further queries or information - training@empowerschoolofhealth.org

TechNet-21 Careers: your gateway for immunization jobs

Moderator Publié dans :
Hi TechNet-21 members! Browsing and submitting vacancies has never been easier on TechNet-21 Our new Careers area centralises all the immunization job-related information you need, whether you are a job-seeker or an employer. Benefits: Browse our jobs listings to find the latest immunization jobs worldwide. Sign up to receive new job alerts by email as soon as new jobs are posted. Find the best candidate to fill a key position by browsing our members list, and contact suitable candidates directly. Post your own job vacancy for maximum exposure. We welcome your feedback on how to make this tool even more useful to you. Note: to centralise all job-related information, posts on job announcements will no longer be published on the TechNet-21 forum :-) Yours, The TechNet-21 team


Those of you seeking to improve their professional career prospects, bookmark www.MySupplyChain.org; a new one-stop platform for development and empowerment of individual health supply chain workers. The site combines a Job Board with daily updates, as well as a comprehensive Resource Directory for learning and development. Subscribe to the newsletter to receive weekly vacancy updates. Download the Android App from the Google Play Store.

Successful completion of the International workshop on Ensuring Product Quality in PSM (April 2018)

Empowering Millions Publié dans :
Dear Colleagues, The agenda of the ‘International Workshop in Ensuring Product Quality in Procurement and Supply Chain Management’ was to present face-to-face opportunity to the participants from National Medical Supplies Fund (NMSF), Federal Ministry of Health, Sudan in gaining a comprehensive understanding of concepts of Quality Assurance (QA) of pharmaceutical products and processes in procurement and supply chain. The workshop was held in Al-Fateh Idris Hall in the Abdul Hamid Ibrahim Training Centre (AITC-NMSF) from 13th - 19th April 2018 and was attended by 29 participants. The workshop was led by Professor Andy Barraclough and Ms. Radhika Singh and provided an excellent opportunity to learn from daily work experiences with other participants from different states and districts as well. The participants evaluated the workshop highly in terms of content and methodology. The participants found the workshop well-structured, comprehensive, rich in content and useful for implementing the QA agenda in their respective departments. Field visit to NMSF central warehouse, case studies, and group work were rated highly. The arrangements of the workshop and the hospitality and commitment of the NMSF staff was highly appreciated by all participants. Click here for newsletter: goo.gl/aRyGG5

A Snapshot on the 4th session of Logivac Training on Supply Chain Management

National vaccine logistics systems, originally designed in the 1980s, are today confronted to a real revolution in the following aspects: Broader range of vaccines and greater diversity of service delivery strategies Solarization and digitization of the supply chain: CCEOP, remote temperature monitoring, etc. Integration of products from other health programs and supply chain streamlining. To address the growing complexity of their supply chains, EPI and other public health programs need to strengthen the skills of the human resources involved in supply chain management and operations. To support them, the LOGIVAC Center, created by AMP and IRSP, designed and implemented this training whose objective was to make available to Francophone countries EPI logistics managers able to: Design and implement an optimized logistics system Plan activities for managing the vaccine supply chain Ensure availability of vaccines at all service delivery points Ensure the end-to-end continuity of the cold chain Ensure immunization safety and waste management Use modern tools of the logistics management information systems Supervise health workers involved in immunization logistics. Outsource logistics services. Twenty participants came from the following countries for this session: Benin (10 trainees), Cameroon (2 trainees), Côte d’Ivoire (2 trainees), Niger (4 trainees), Senegal (1 trainee), Chad (1 trainee). The teaching team included Beninese and international facilitators under the supervision of the Course Coordinator, Dr. Modibo Dicko, Free-lance Consultant. The course took place at the IRSP in Ouidah (Benin) from April 23rd to May 18th, 2018, that is nearly 104 hours of lectures and practical works, 16 hours of field visits and 14 hours of evaluation totaling 134 teaching hours. The teaching techniques used were based on andragogy methods. At the final course evaluation, the overall group average score was 14.8 out of 20, the maximum score was 17 out of 20 and the minimum score was 10.4 out of 20. The following main recommendations were made for the LogiVac Center: Hold before each edition of the course, a session for updating the contents of the modules. Administer some modules as prerequisites to attendees prior to their arrival for the face-to-face phase in order to lighten the courses during this phase. Reflect on the possibility of splitting the course into two different ones: (i) a middle level course for trainees at the central, regional and district levels and (ii) a course for the service level for trainees working at the level of health service provision. Reflect on the feasibility of relocating the course in countries to allow more trainees to participate; this recommendation is more applicable to the service level course.

Point sur la 4ème session de formation Logivac sur la gestion de chaînes d’aprovisionnement

Les systèmes nationaux de logistique vaccinale, conçus au départ dans les années 80, sont aujourd’hui confrontés à une véritable révolution qui se décline sous les aspects suivants : Gamme plus étendue de vaccins et diversité plus grande des stratégies de prestation de services Solarisation et digitalisation de la chaîne logistique : CCEOP, suivi à distance des températures, etc. Intégration des produits des autres programmes de santé et optimisation des chaînes logistiques. Pour face à cette complexité croissante des chaînes logistiques, le PEV et les autres programmes de santé publique doivent renforcer les compétences des ressources humaines intervenant dans la chaîne logistique de la vaccination. Pour les soutenir, le Centre LOGIVAC, créé par l’ AMP et l’IRSP, a élaboré et mis en place cette formation dont l’objectif visé était de mettre à la disposition des pays de la zone francophone des logisticiens du PEV capables de : Concevoir et mettre en œuvre un système logistique optimisé Planifier les activités de gestion de la logistique de la vaccination Assurer la disponibilité des vaccins dans tous les points de prestation de service Assurer la continuité de la chaine du froid de bout en bout du système logistique Assurer la sécurité vaccinale et la gestion des déchets issus de la vaccination Utiliser les outils modernes de gestion du système d’information logistique de la vaccination Superviser les agents de santé impliqués dans la logistique de vaccination. Contractualiser les services de la logistique. Vingt participants sont venus des pays ci-dessous pour cette session : Bénin (10 stagiaires), Cameroun (2 stagiaires), Côte d’Ivoire (2 stagiaires), Niger (4 stagiaires), Sénégal (1 stagiaire), Tchad (1 stagiaire). L’équipe pédagogique comprenait des facilitateurs béninois et internationaux sous la supervision du Coordinateur du cours, Dr Modibo Dicko, Consultant indépendant. Le cours s’est déroulée à l’IRSP à Ouidah (Bénin) du 23 avril au 18 mai 2018, soit près de 104 heures de cours et de travaux pratiques, 16 heures de visite de terrain et 14 d’heures d’évaluation, soit un total de 134 heures d’enseignements.  Les techniques pédagogiques utilisées étaient sur les techniques d’andragogie. A l’évaluation finale du cours, la moyenne générale du groupe était de 14,8 sur 20, la note maximale était de 17 sur 20 et la minimale de 10,4 sur 20. Les recommandations principales suivantes ont été faites à l’intention du Centre LogiVac : Prévoir avant chaque édition du cours, une session pour la mise à jour des contenus des modules. Administrer certains modules comme prérequis aux participants avant leur arrivée pour la phase présentielle afin d’alléger les cours pendant cette phase. Réfléchir sur la possibilité de scinder le cours en deux cours différents : (i) un cours de niveau moyen pour des stagiaires des niveaux central, régional et de district et (ii) un cours pour le niveau service destiné aux stagiaires travaillant au niveau de prestation de services. Réfléchir sur la faisabilité de délocaliser le cours dans les pays afin de permettre à un plus grand nombre de stagiaires d’y participer ; cette recommandation s’applique davantage au cours du niveau service.

B Medical Systems Appoints Raja Rao as Director of Immunization Logistics

B Medical Systems Publié dans :
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Raja Rao as Director of Immunization Logistics effective January 22, 2018. In his new role, Mr. Rao, who has over 20 years of experience in global health and development, will head initiatives aimed at strengthening vaccine cold chain and delivery systems across more than 100 countries, particularly in the developing world, represented mainly as members of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance.   Please find hereafter a press release with more details on this.

Soren Spanner's death

John Lloyd Publié dans :
Soren Spanner died in hospital in Denmark on the 28th December, I am told by his sons. Soren was dedicated to help build cold chain systems all over the world and he was a true expert in refrigeration. I was fortunate to meet him in the early 1980s and we remained close, working friends for the next thirty seven years. Many others who worked with him in African and Asian countries will remember his tireless enthusiasm in field work and repair and maintenance training.  Perhaps his greatest contribution to the vaccine cold chain was his discovery that refrigerators and cold-boxes had been so successfully engineered to remain cool even in the highest tropical temperatures that they actually placed the potency of some vaccines at risk of freezing! Soren’s findings and his tests that confirmed the problem, resulted in modifications to equipment and vaccine handling procedures globally. Soren will not only be remembered by us of the 'EPI Dynasty‘* for his enormous contrbution to the cold chain but also as a warm human being with an infectious giggle and a strong sense of the ridiculous! Our last laugh was in the summer when Soren arrived suddenly and without warning on a motorcycle as big as a ship - in the mdiddle of our garden. During the weekend that followed he installed a solar-powered water pump to irrigate our vegetable garden, drawing from a deep, ancient well. The installation went beautifully but when switched on for the first time there was no water in the well. We laughed until we found beer to celebrate. Soren Spanner, second from left, in Copenhagen last year with his friends.   Smile in peace, Soren; we shall miss you. With love, John

Should we be confidently proud of the global improvements on immunization coverages? What can we do better to improve temperature monitoring in vaccine cold chain and ensure potent vaccines are usually used to vaccinate our clients?

nassor Publié dans :
Most of the countries now have improved immunization coverages and reach more children with vaccination, but we still need to monitor the potency of vaccines that are given on top of the high coverages we have achieved in many countries. One of the biggest challenges when we talk about vaccine potency is the storage condition and to be more specific “the storage temperature”. Most of the vaccines are either heat or freeze sensitive and we need to monitor the storage temperatures more closely so that we can have potent vaccines given to the children and hence achieve higher coverages with potent vaccines. There are several technologies that are currently applied in monitoring temperature of cold chain eg. VVM, Fridge and Freeze Tags, different types of RTM devices are now coming up. All this aimed at ensuring vaccines are stored in correct temperature to maintain potency. But, with all those devices the human component is not replaced and we still need someone to act upon the alarms or signs from those devices to ensure correct temperature are maintained all the time in vaccine cold chain. Based on the field experiences (9+ years) in immunization program, I am still not sure if the closed vial wastage due to freezing for freeze sensitive vaccines reflect the reality. That means, I doubt there are many children who are probably receive vaccines which have been exposed to freezing. We are very good in monitoring heat exposure because of VVM and we have observed closed vial wastage due to VVM change reported but freezing exposure is very difficult to monitor especially in the scenario when the facility does not use temperature monitoring devices that gives freezing alarms. The actions taken following low temperature excursion at the facility level makes me more worried and I feel there is a need of looking at this issue with an additional eye. Currently, many countries are getting into the new technologies of temperature monitoring but in some countries the coverage is still low. We may be proud of our improvement in the global immunization coverages but may be many of those kids are vaccinated with vaccines that are exposed to freezing. Being proud of the improvement of the global immunization coverages is good but we need to be confident that we have improved coverages with potent vaccines that are kept in recommended storage conditions. Use of modern technologies and innovations around temperature monitoring while working to improve immunization coverages is very important and this should off-course go hand in hand with behavior change on acting upon temperature excursion among those who are involved in vaccine cold chain.

Have you included pharmacists in your immunization plan?

Dear TechNet-21 Community, For many years, pharmacists have been involved in supply chain and supporting campaigns to support immunization by patients, but they are more and more involved in the delivery of immunization services (adding up to the existing immunization team). This was highlighted in its last FIP report "An overview of current pharmacy impact on immunisation: A global report" (see attachment). This report was based on data collected from 45 countries and found thatnearly a half (44%) have community pharmacy premises offering vaccinations, demonstrating the expansion and growing acceptance of pharmacy immunisation services around the world. An increasing number of countries are introducing immunisation rights specifically for pharmacists. In 13 of the 45 countries, pharmacists themselves have the authority to administer vaccines and, therefore, the potential to reach 655 million. This expanded role of pharmacists has been supported by theJoint FIP/WHO guidelines on good pharmacy practice (2010), list the roles and functions of pharmacists, one of whcih being "Administration of medicines, vaccines and other injectable medications". The report includes in-depth case studies from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, France, Ireland, Philippines, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland, UK and USA, with advancement examples that can potentially be adopted by other countries to advocate for a national immunisation strategy that actively involves pharmacists as part of the public health agenda. The findings also highlight that, in some countries, vaccine administration is part of the pharmacy undergraduate curriculum and that the perceived competition threat to other health care professionals providing immunisation services is diminishing. Best regards Luc Besançon FIP CEO

NEW Book: Health and Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chains - A Career for Women

Book Release: Health and Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chains - A Career for Women
By Pamela Steele and Katie Agius

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This book presents in-depth research into gender in health supply chains, with contributions from practising logisticians."Health and Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chains A Career for Women"provides readers with a wealth of insights into making a career in this important and fascinating field. 50% of the proceeds from sales of this book will go towards supporting the professional development of female logisticians.

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New comprehensive i+ academy catalogue for online supply chain management course

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Dear colleagues,
You can now access i+academy comprehensive catalogue for online supply chain management (SCM) courses.
All online courses can be delivered as face-to-face, blended and on-the-job (OJT) learning courses.
Click on this link. You can also copy and paste the web link.
Course catalogue: http://www.iplusacademy.org/pluginfile.php/16638/mod_resource/content/1/iplusacademy_course_catalogue.pdf
Get equipped with the right knowledge in global health supply chain management for improved project and programme outcomes and impact.
Adebayo Adekola|email:trainings@iplussolutions.org|website:www.iplussolutions.org|i+ academy (online trainings in SCM): www.iplusacademy.org

Health and Immunization Supply Chain Leadership Regional Conference

Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, co-organized a regional conference ‘Leadership for Healthcare and Vaccination Supply Chain’ in Côte d’Ivoire on 13 and 14 June. The goal was to educate developing countries about the importance of investing in order to modernize the supply chain for healthcare products and vaccines.Under the patronage of his Excellency Dr.Raymonde Goudou Coffie, Côte d’Ivoire’s Health and Public Hygiene Minister, the conference brought together 100 participants from 11 Francophone West and Central African countries, Gavi partners, regional organizations, training institutions and private sector partners.
At the end of the two days, a call to action was launched by all of the participants calling for a political commitment from the leaders of their countries and partners to renew and increase efforts and investment in human, material and financial resources within the supply chain and healthcare logistics. Attached you will find the conference report.
What are your thoughts on this initiative?

Impact of tool and the approach – A comparative study amongst 3 PHCs: Guthigar and Kollamogru of Dakshina Kannada Vs Sampaje of Kodagu

Dear viewers The Academic Society Meet scheduled on 23rd March 2016 is held today as the local Govt officials were unable to attend on 23rd March 2016 due to series of IPV & Bivalent switch training. On presenting the comparative study in the Academic Society Meet, we are sharing the same with the TechNet community for needful. Highlights: All 3 PHCs are good performing with >90% vaccination coverage - both primary and booster doses: the key objectives of Mission Indradhanush to be achieved by year 2020. However PHC Sampaje – the RHTC of KVG Medical College is operating Extended Immunogram since Jan 2013. Regular immunization sessions are held in “All Time Mission Mode” [ATM(M)], achieved ≥95% coverage in just 3 months and sustained till date without additional fatigue and budget. In the 2nd phase, Guthigar and Kollamogru PHCs of Dakshina Kannada implemented Mission Indradhanush between Oct 2015 and Jan 2016 for 4 months using GoI guidelines, forms and formats without MI specific tool. Govt expected this to be developed at peripheral level as happened in the past when newer H1N1 vaccine was supplied with guidelines but without micro-plan, declared IRI with guidelines but without specific micro-plan. What is conspicuous: Presence of short life fatiguing forms and formats and absence of long life, capacity building, mission mode generating, self sustainable tool in Guthigar and Kollamogru PHCs. Result: Comparison of critical Indicators of MI revealed that mobilization of due children by Sampaje are significantly higher than the 2 PHCs – Guthigar and Kollamogru who are deprived of proper tool and approach (p

The new People that Deliver Newsflash is online!

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The new People that Deliver Newsflash is now available!

In this issue:
- Gavi People and Practices Working Group with PtD introduces: HR Country Support Package
- Supply Chain Management in the Dominican Republic
- Opportunities for Stronger Private and Public Sector collaborations

For the full Newsflash, please go to:http://www.peoplethatdeliver.org/node/26647 Regards,

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Experiences from Gundmi Mission Indradahunsh session of Nov 2015

On visiting Gundmi sub centre, vaccination data was collected, analysed and the results were shared as a "brekthrough" with the health care service providers, Taluk Health Officer, RCH Officer, District Health Officer and all the higher officers up to the centre and with the TechNet 21 community. Gundmi conducted Mission Indradhanush session on 7th Nov and the observations will be of great help and use to the policy makers of India to save resources, HR Fatigue, most important achieving the goals and objectives of the country well in time and promotes child health. Sharing with the technet viewers the interim report and curiously waitning for monthend coverage.

New Assessments Shed Light on Tanzania’s Human Resource Capacity in Public Health Supply Chain Management

The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT and People that Deliver developed theHuman Resource Capacity Development in Public Health Supply Chain Management: Assessment Guide and Toolto help public health supply chain managers in developing countries assess and improve the management of their human resources. It provides a structured, rating-based methodology designed to collect data needed for a rapid, comprehensive assessment of the capacity of the human resource support system for a country’s supply chain. To understand constraints and guide solutions that support supply chain human resources (HR) in the health systems of mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar, teams from the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT used the HR assessment tool to conduct assessments for the two systems. The reports present results, findings, and recommendations for improving human resource capacity of the public health supply chains. Find the reports and other capacity building tools at:http://bit.ly/1GWNmXA

We need you! Supply Chain Manager Landscape Assessment - extended until June 19th! - in English and French

Thank you to all the countries who have responded so far to the supply chain manager survey (Benin, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Guinea, Tanzania, Tonga, Zimbabwe and Afghanistan). We would like to hear from all the other Gavi countries: your input will be extremely valuable. To take the survey, please click on the following link:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/gavihr Please send us your responses by Friday 19 June. Best regards, Olivia on behalf of the Gavi Alliance People and Practices working group +++++++++ Un grand merci à tous les pays qui ont pris le temps de répondre aux questions de notre évaluation sur la situation des gestionnaires de la chaine d’approvisionnement (Benin, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Guinée, Tanzanie, Tonga, Zimbabwe et Afghanistan). Nous aimerions également recevoir des information pour les pays Gavi restants. A ceux-ci: votre contribution serait des plus précieuses. Afin de compléter l’évaluation, veuillez cliquer sur le lien suivant :https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/gavi_fr Merci de nous répondre avant le vendredi 19 Juin. Bien à vous, Olivia, au nom du groupe de travail People & Practices de Gavi, l’Alliance du vaccin ______________________________________________________________________________________ ORIGINAL MESSAGE / MESSAGE INITIAL: Dear TechNet community, On behalf of the Gavi Alliance People and Practices Priority Working Group, it is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in a landscape assessment to better understand the profiles of existing Immunisation Supply Chain Managers and/or those responsible for managing the supply chain, as well as the supply chain organisation and set up in countries. To do so, we kindly ask for 30 minutes of your precious time to complete the survey below. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/gavihr(English version – French version below) This survey, conducted under the umbrella of the Gavi Alliance immunisation supply chain strategy, will allow us to capture your insights on the existing supply chain organisation in your country, how it is managed and by whom, as well as the surrounding landscape/enabling environment, including key stakeholders and decision makers. This will enable us to be better informed and positioned to support your capacity development activities on the ground, and more importantly we hope that the information gathered will also serve to inform you of practices inothercountriesand enable a sharing of knowledge and experiences. We would be grateful for your responseby Sat June 13thand would like to thank you in advance for your time and contribution to this important endeavor. Please do not hesitate to share the link to the survey within your network! Kind regards, Olivia *********************************************** Chers et chères membres de la communauté TechNet, Au nom du groupe de travail prioritaire «People and Practices» de Gavi, l’Alliance du Vaccin, c’est avec grand plaisir que nous vous invitons à participer àune évaluation de la situation des ressources humaines pour la logistique, afin de mieux comprendre les profils existants des gestionnaires de la chaîne d’approvisionnement des vaccins, et/ou des personnes en ayant la responsabilité. Cette évaluation nous donnera également l’occasion de comprendre de quelle manière la chaîne d’approvisionnement est organisée, et mise en place dans les pays. Afin de participer, il vous suffit de bien vouloir nous accorder au maximum 30 minutes de votre temps pour compléter l’évaluation accessible en suivant le lien ci-après: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/gavi_fr(version française) Cette évaluation, réalisée dans le cadre de la stratégie pour la chaîne d’approvisionnement des vaccins de Gavi, l’Alliance du Vaccin, nous permettra de saisir vos idées et votre expérience de l’organisation de la chaîne d’approvisionnement actuellement en place dans votre pays, de la façon dont elle est gérée et par qui, ainsi que des éléments constituants un environnement propice à sa bonne marche, y compris les parties prenantes et les personnes exerçant un pouvoir décisionnel. Ces résultats nous permettront d’être mieux informé-e-s et par conséquent de mieux positionner le support que nous apportons ou pouvons apporter à vos activités de développement des capacités au niveau des pays. Mais nous espérons avant tout que les informations qui seront collectées vous serviront à découvrir les pratiques dans lesautres pays, et encourageront l’échange de connaissance et d’expérience dans le domaine. Nous vous serions reconnaissants de bien vouloir participer à cette évaluation avant lesamedi 13 juin dernier délai,et nous vous remercions par avance du temps consacré et de votre contribution à ce projet de première importance. N’hésitez pas à partager le lien vers l’évaluation avec votre réseau! Bien à vous, Olivia

Managing the iSC System: A Snapshot from the TechNet 14 Conference

TechNet 2015 Day 3 tackled Managing the System: Human Resources for Supply Chain Management and Data for Management. These two themes are closely linked.People are the sources of data, and people must also have the skills and capacity to use that data for management decisions. In well performing supply chains, the interdependence between people, processes, technology and infrastructure are essential, but people are at the center. They carry out the processes; they collect, enter, manage and analyze the data; they use and maintain the physical infrastructure and assets. On Day 1 of the TechNet conference, we talked about optimizing supply chain processes. On Day 2, we explored cold chain infrastructure. On Day 3, we are looked at both human resources and data. Every presentation and session throughout the conference seemed to reinforce the need for skilled human resources operating immunization supply chains, and the need for data to make decisions, whether about supply replenishment, cold chain functionality, or human resource performance. One presentation that really struck me was the vLMIS from Pakistan, developed by JSI under the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT. In full disclosure, I was part of the initial strategy development for the vLMIS, but it has far exceeded my own expectations. But that's not my point here: Wasif presented a slide in which targets and consumption data were displayed across districts, indicating that in many cases, consumption far exceeded the targets used to forecast demand. Not only is this powerful evidence of the need to improve demand planning, it also helps assure us that using consumption data does not necessarily under-estimate demand required for 100% coverage; it actually allows us to position adequate supplies to meet and exceed coverage targets.

What about the wetware?

During the TechNet consultation in Bangkok ten innovation projects that were given special prominence.All the projects are truly impressive in their scope, attention to detail and focused on collecting better data for supply chain management. Two are for system-wide supply chain modelling to help the ministries build more efficient distribution systems and make long term plans for the predicted the impact of new vaccines, new packaging and potentially new temperature requirements. Six are about collecting and sharing data for better supply chain management And two are to help programme data to be shared, one within a country and the other for sharing data internationally. All these projects deserve to be supported to either succeed or to fail; the successful ones will improve the immunizations service, the failures will be a useful source of information on how to do better next time.​I am however struck by the fact that these projects hardly say a word about supporting the people who will be asked to use these new technologies. These people are among the lowest-paid in the immunization service and who also work in the toughest conditions. High quality hardware and software need to be matched with high quality wetware: the people. A proposal: The organizers of the next Innovation Café should aim to have an equal number of innovative projects to support health workers to use the technology solutions. What do you think? In the meantime, some suggestions for human resource managers: HR managers have the skills to improve recruitment,training and development,performance appraisal, and pay and benefit systems for the employees and volunteers in the health services. Lobby the technology developers so that the data compiled at the health centre is immediately useful to those who collect it. When a health worker reports a refrigerator that is outside the correct temperature range, s/he doesn’t need to have that information fed back a few days later – s/he already knows. S/he needs to know what to do about it. Work on new ways to assess reasonable salaries for supply chain and health centre workers. Think about ‘full benefits packages’ that not only include the pay rate but also other benefits that add status such as uniforms, paid time off, recognition for good performance, etc. Find new ways to reimburse expenses paid by health workers to allow them to do their work well for example, buying ice in the local market. Cell phone credits may have a role here. Develop new briefing and training methods so that courses focus on what the staff need to know and not repeat what they already know, or promote procedures that are not possible in practice. Find a way to productively listen to individual health workers’ needs, thoughts, challenges and their ideas to solve them – and help solve them. Focus on finding new ways to select the right person for a job based on previous high performance rather than academic qualifications – although degrees are important too, of course. What are your ideas for solving the highest priority challenges to ensure that the staff in the supply chain are highly skilled and highly motivated? One last point: while technologies are mostly developed in the North many of the best adapted applications of these technologies have been developed in the South. Mobile money is a good example that has transformed banking in Kenya while it remains in its infancy in the US and the EU. Do you have any ideas to stimulate African solutions for Africa?And Asian solutions for Asia?

Human Resource Management for Supply Chain-Interactive QUIZ!

IAPHL Publié dans :
The IAPHL team has developed a fun, interactive quiz to allow you to test your knowledge related to Human Resources Management for Supply Chain. Human Resource issues related to SCM has been somewhat of a “hot topic” for IAPHL over the past year, so we wanted to follow up and keep this conversation going on IAPHL. Our new-and-improved quiz format allows you to take this multiple-choice quiz using the web link below. The results are completely anonymous, and will not be shared with anyone; they are simply for your own personal benefit. The quiz was designed for you to test your own knowledge, but also to spark conversation. Please share any related thoughts or questions with the IAPHL community, so we can continue the meaningful discussion about how to address HR for SCM issues in the field. Take the quiz here: http://www.quizbean.com/r/qbtytPwMC8RL
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