8th International Workshop on Procurement, Supply Chain, Regulatory and Quality Assurance

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8th International Workshop on Procurement, Supply Chain, Regulatory and Quality Assurance

04 Sep 2017   To   08 Sep 2017    Bangkok, Thailand

-To provide participants with a strategic approach and understanding of PSM, regulatory affairs and quality assurance.

-To apply the principles of PSM, Regulatory and Quality in medicines, diagnostics and vaccines

-To obtain direct experience through field trips and visits to UN agencies, international NGOs, and the Thai MoH

-To engage in peer-to-peer learning with delegates from different countries and organizations

The course is targeted at health professionals in public health programs (donors, government, private sector, NGOs, civil society, academia) and people interested in working in the areas of global health procurement and supply chain / logistics professionals.

Procurement : 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

Supply Chain : How countries and health programs can access the right quality product, in the right quantities, in the right condition, delivered to the right place, at the right time, and for a reasonable cost

Regulatory Affairs : Premarket and post market regulatory activities, linkage with PSM, challenges and areas of capacity building

Quality Assurance : Topics will be over medicines, diagnostics and vaccines and include pre-qualification, quality control, production and inspections and importance of documentation.

Course fees: US $2500 which includes:
One week face-to-face workshop in Bangkok + two weeks preparatory work
Certificate from Empower School of Health
One year technical assistance
Local transportation for field visits

Does not include – International travel, airport transfers, food and accommodation


*Scholarships and Group Discounts Available

Registration deadline: 12th August, 2017

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

Prof. Paul S. Lalvani, Empower School of Health: Director of Empower School of Health, former head of Global Fund’s department of Procurement and Supply Chain Management, advisor to Gates Foundation, World Bank, WHO, and various Ministries of Health

Prof. Andy Barraclough, Empower School of Health: Director of Training and Capacity Building; GMS certified Global Fund PSM consultant, advisor to DFID, GIZ, WB, and various Ministries of Health

Ms. Nadia Rasheed: Team Leader for UNDP's HIV, Health and Development Team in Asia and the Pacific, based in the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub

Dr. Denis Broun: Ambassador, Permanent Representative of PPD to UN and International Organization in Geneva; former Executive Director UNITAID, former Regional Director UNAIDS

Dr. Jonathan VanGeest : Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Kent State University, USA

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