2nd International Workshop on Global Health Issues / Access to Medicines

2nd International Workshop on Global Health Issues / Access to Medicines

24 Jul 2017   To   28 Jul 2017    Geneva, Switzerland

- To understand the role, contributions and support that the Global Health Leaders provide on promoting Access to Medicines and translating those global developments into practical operations within countries

- To fully understand the concept of Access to Medicines – its structures, organization, resources, advocacy and promotional functions

- To learn directly from inspiring global health leaders, synthesizing the global picture and summarizing what is known to work well across countries; including, explanations and practical examples of the power of market shaping to fundamentally change the manufacturer-buyer interaction, to drive improvements in Access to new Medicines, and the changing role of national regulatory agencies in a time of global marketplaces for health commodities

- To gain exposure to high-profile conferences, meetings, advocacy activities, resources, and an opportunity to contribute to analytical work as well as policy developments

-To understand the global health scenario for professional growth through interactions with delegates from different countries and organizations(UN agencies, Ministries of Health and international agencies across the globe)

-To achieve personal growth in terms of leadership and management skills linked with global policies translated into local actions

The course is targeted at health professionals in public health programs (donors, government, NGOs, civil society, academia) and people interested in becoming senior level supply chain / logistics professionals.

Access to medicines is defined as having essential medicines continuously available at affordable prices at public or private health facilities or medicine outlets that are within one hour’s walk from the homes of the population.

- Supply Chain : A strong health supply chain ensures that the right quality product, in the right quantities, and in the right condition is delivered to the right place, at the right time, for a reasonable cost
- Procurement : It includes quantification of medicines & supplies; selection of most appropriate purchasing method; development of procurement plans, detailing product specifications, purchase conditions and quality assurance criteria for medicines and supplies
- Quality Assurance : A wide-ranging concept covering all matters that individually or collectively influence the quality of a product. In pharmaceuticals, QA includes: development, quality control, production, distribution, and inspections
- Regulatory Sciences : It helps protect public health by controlling the safety and efficacy of products in areas including pharmaceuticals, medical devices etc.
- Market Shaping : The primary objective of market shaping is to maximize public health impact; optimize markets to increase the access to neglected or new medicines

Two Weeks Preparatory Work: UNDP PSM Course, Leadership Course
One Week Classroom Session: Geneva, Switzerland
Total Course Fee: USD 2,500

*Scholarships and Group Discounts Available

Registration deadline: 30th June, 2017

To apply, please fill the form or please email us at: training@empowerschoolofhealth.org

Prof. Paul S. Lalvani : Dean & Director, Empower School of Health; former head of Global Fund’s dept. of Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Prof. Andy Barraclough : Director, Empower School of Health, Professor of Public Health Procurement & Supply Chain Management; GMS certified Global Fund PSM consultant

Dr. Denis Broun : Director of Government Affairs and Global Health, Cipla, former Executive Director of UNITAID, Geneva

Pradeep Kakkattil : Director, Programme Partnerships, Innovations and Fundraising at UNAIDS HQ, Geneva

Joseph Serutoke : Regional Manager, Middle East and North Africa, The Global Fund, Africa and Middle East Department

Dr. Mariatou Tala Jallow : Head Direct Procurement, ‎The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva

Prof. Ken Slenkovich : Assistant Dean - College of Public Health, Kent State University, Ohio, United States

...and several others of international repute

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