Highlights of the International Workshop on Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain in Conflict & Fragile States
Day 1 - Prof. Andy Barraclough and Prof. Paul Lalvani addressing the cohort at the International Workshop Global Health PSM in Conflict & Fragile States Day 2 - Ms. Sangeeta Tikyani discussing a Case Study on "National Disaster Management Authority" by the Govt. of India. Followed by Group Discussions - Case study with exercise of the two different Supply Chains on Managing Health PSM in a Conflict Zone (Health Supply Chain and Humanitarian Supply Chain) Day 3 - Empower takes the cohort to Field Visits: - International Humanitarian City - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Dubai office - WHO - UNHRD Day 4 - Graduating class of the Workshop
Team Empower meets with the Minister of Public Health, Afghanistan
Dr. Lakhwinder Sidhu, Dean at Empower School of Health & Ms. Sangeeta Tikyani, Associate Director at Empower School of Health meeting His Excellency Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz, Minister of Public Health, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Delhi, India
Prof. Paul Lalvani addressing the students from Kent University in Geneva
27 May 2017, Geneva
Prof. Paul Lalvani, Director, Empower School of Health, along with Prof. Ken Slenkovich, Assistant Dean - Operations & Community Relations from Kent State University, Dr. Thomas Brewer, Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health, Dr.Manoj Kurian, faculty at the College of Public Health, Kent State University, and students visiting Geneva for the 70th World Health Assembly.
Kent State University is among only a handful of universities in the world that sends credentialed students to the World Health Assembly.
Prof. Lalvani addressed the students on the "Importance of Access to Medicines in Global Health, with a focus on Procurement & Supply Chain Management".
Empower School of Health meets the Health Secretary and delegates from five South Asian nations
Prof. Paul Lalvani, Director, Empower School of Health and Dr. Lakhwinder Singh, Dean, Empower School of India recently met with the Health Secretary Sh. CK Mishra and delegates from Nepal, Indonesia, Philippines, Bangladesh and Thailand. These nations are trying to adapt India's indigenously developed electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network(eVIN) project. The project aims to support India's 'Universal Immunisation Programme' and is being implemented by UNDP along with Empower School of Health.
EMPOWER becomes a member of People that Deliver (PtD) Board
Empower is proud to announce it's nomination as a member of the coveted People that Deliver (PtD) Board for a period of two years.
We look forward to work with PtD to achieve PtD's strategic goals:
1. ACHIEVE global recognition that supply chains require a competent and supported supply chain workforce
2. PROMOTE stewardship and leadership at the national level to understand the technical and managerial capacity needs for human resources in supply chain planning, strategy, design, and management
3. ADVOCATE for a common pool of human resources that are appropriately trained with supply chain competencies and qualifications to support supply chain activities across governments, health facilities, and private sector
4. CATALYZE and DISSEMINATE evidence-based approaches for human resources for supply chain management that are informed by best practices and responsive to an evolving environment
Empower School of Health Visits Federal Ministry of Health, Sudan
Dr. Lakhwinder P Singh, Dean, Empower School of Health (ESH) visited Sudan last week to meet the officials of National Medical Supplies Fund (NMSF), Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), Sudan. The purpose of the visit was to attend the inauguration of Abdel-Hamid Ibrahim Training Centre (AITC), built by NMSF and dedicated to human resource development and capacity building of the employees. A series of meetings were held with the officials of NMSF, FMoH during which an MoU was signed between NMSF and ESH to co-develop joint capacity building programs and conduct various trainings and workshops aimed at staff development.
Dr. Singh also met with the country leadership of Sudanese Red Crescent Society to discuss about future areas of collaboration with ESH.
(Images from Left to Right: Dr. Singh with Dr. Gamal K.M. Ali, General Director, NMSF after signing the MoU; Dr. Asjad Abdulsalam Ali, Programs Coordinator Imad eldin Abdelrahim, Director Program Department, Dr. Singh and Eng. Osman Gafar Abdalla, Secretary General, Sudanese Red Crescent Society at the country office, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; Dr. Singh spending time with ESH trainers in Sudan)
Empower School of Health visits Afghanistan to meet various Public Health officials
Dr. Lakhwinder P Singh, Dean, Empower School of Health, made an official trip to Afghanistan between February 26. 2017 and March 2, 2017. During this visit, he had meetings with various stakeholders including the Honourable Minister of Public Health, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, his advisors, Director General of Afghanistan National Public Health Institute, Director of Department of Health Promotions and Community Health, Country Director of JHPEIGO among others. The purpose of the visit was to understand the health needs of Afghanistan and offer expertise on behalf of Empower to help solve the problems that Afghanistan health sector is facing. (In this picture, Dr. Singh is in discussion with His Excellency Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz, Honourable Health Minister of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.)
UNDP-Empower Workshop on Promoting Use of Biodegradable Packaging Materials for Health Commodities
United Nations Development Program (UNDP) intends to support the green supply chain initiatives and focus on reduction of packaging materials and promote use of biodegradable packaging materials for health commodities. Based on pilot studies conducted in South Sudan, it has been found that the ARVs and other essential medicines are a good entry point for this initiative. As India is the leading supplier of essential medicines to the world, the inaugural discussion to explore this topic is being held in New Delhi. UNDP would launch the two-day workshop wherein, we would discuss the barriers for the use of biodegradable packaging materials for ARVs / essential medicines and other health commodities and propose the development of a long-term strategy and action plan for biodegradable packaging materials. The group of participants will be a mix of regulatory agencies, pharmaceutical industry (manufacturers, suppliers of packaging materials, association of Indian pharmaceutical manufacturers), and UN agencies (WHO, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank, among others).