2nd International Workshop in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain in Conflict and Fragile States

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2nd International Workshop in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain in Conflict and Fragile States

22 Oct 2018   To   25 Oct 2018    Dubai, UAE

• Provide participants with a Risk Management approach, to understand categorization of the key risk factors and how they can be mitigated
• Develop an understanding of the vulnerable populations, morbidity and mortality patterns and align with product selection and quantification
• Review PSM policies, strategies and processes that blend humanitarian and health supply chain
• Share experiences and success stories via peer-to-peer learning with delegates from different countries and organizations

This workshop is targeted for public health professionals, programme officers, supply chain professionals, humanitarian logistics professionals and also meant for organizations involved in disaster management.

Conflict and fragile states are unpredictable, dynamic and possess major political and operational risks. Most of these states are under-resourced and usually do not have sufficient HR for health, but especially lack trained PSM professionals. Many of these states have poor infrastructure and even weaker logistics and information systems. As a result, ensuring access to medicines to the last mile requires a fundamentally different approach.

1. Risk Management Approaches to PSM
- Conflict zones, definition and degree, risk mitigation
- Fragile states, categorization, risk mitigation
- Donor coordination and management, risk realities and acceptance
2. Needs Assessments and Estimations
- Initial needs assessment
- Coordination with other agencies
- Product selection
- What is needed? : morbidity epidemiology information, the emergency kits systems
- How much is needed? (quantification and estimation)
3. PSM Preparedness
- Review PSM policies and strategies that blend humanitarian and health supply chain
- Criteria for requesting and receiving donations of medicines and medical products
- PSM supporting functions and processes (SoPs), adapted to challenging environments
- Monitoring and reporting, and availability of strategic stocks
4. Comprehensive Risk Management Approach
- Donor confidence
- Preparedness
- Time critical supply

The workshop will help participants to develop a tailored approach that is led by the national government and supported by the partners. By clearly identifying and mitigating risks, and adapting PSM approaches to these challenging environment, PSM professionals can play a critical role in ensuring essential health commodities reach the health facilities.

Course fees: US $1750 which includes:
Four days of face-to-face training in Dubai
Certificate from Empower School of Health
Local transportation for field visits
One year of technical assistance

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

Registration deadline: 30th September, 2018

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

Mr. Rino Guy Meyers: Senior Consultant EU project on Health, Zambia; Former Senior PSM advisor, Team Leader of the Global Fund Health Implementation team-UNDP HQ – Denmark,Switzerland and Zambia

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

Dr. Lakhwinder Singh Sidhu : Dean, Empower School of Health; 20 years’ experience in assessments of public health funded by various donors like the Global Fund, World Bank and Clinton Foundation

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