Monday, June 24, 2013 - 08:00 to 09:15
Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

Dates: 24-30 June

Course objective: Better understanding of the fundamentals of health procurement and supply chain activities; gaining hands-on experience in writing & evaluating procurement and supply chain plans; able to assess and address supply chain bottlenecks and to evaluate the effectiveness of supply chain interventions

Target Group: Health professionals in public health programs (government, NGOs, civil society, academia); supply chain / logistics professionals; physicians and healthcare professionals working in HIV, TB, malaria, hepatitis, substitution treatment; community-based organisations and treatment activists at national and local level; civil society representatives in national procurement structures

Delivery of courseLectures, case studies, discussions and peer to peer interaction

Language: The course will be conducted in English

FacultyInternational faculty with background in pharmacy, medicine, management, supply chain, disease specialists, essential medicines, and more.  Faculty have worked closely with leading UN agencies, Global Fund, various donor organizations (USAID, DFID, etc), and foundations (Gates Foundation, CHAI, Open Society Institute, and more), and various Ministries of Health. 

Where: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

When: 24 June to 30 June 2013

Cost Tuition fee: 1,950  / Accommodation charges: to be determined

Tuition fee includes:

 Training, reading course material, CDROMs, certificate and photos, graduation ceremony and gala dinner

Technical support for each participant for 12 months after completion of course

Academic Partners:

Empower School of Health: Works in 30 countries across Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe strengthening institutional capacity of global health programs and conducts programs in procurement and supply chain management, clinical research management, pharmacovigilance and health & hospital management. Empower has trained more than 6,000 people in supply chain across the world—from senior experts to warehouse stock pickers.

WHO Collaborating Centre for Advocacy and Training in Pharmacovigilance: The WHO-CC is headed by Professor Alex Dodoo. The center provides training in pharmacovigilance in African countries for building and strengthening of spontaneous adverse drug reaction reporting systems and works in close association with National Regulatory Authorities (NRA) and MoH across the world.