International Workshop on Quantification, Forecasting and Supply Planning of Public Health Commodities

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International Workshop on Quantification, Forecasting and Supply Planning of Public Health Commodities

19 Aug 2019   To   23 Aug 2019    Bangkok, Thailand

- Provide an understanding of the importance & significance of quantification, forecasting & supply planning exercises of the health supply chains.
- Understand role of different stakeholders in Quantification & Forecasting exercises along with the emphasis on key role of Quantification Coordination Committees in public health programs.
- Learn about critical tools, techniques & the major methods used in the quantification of health commodities.
- Realize importance of supply planning- the link between forecasting & procurement- what products will be procured, how much it will cost, how much to procure, & how long it will take etc.
- Dependency of a successful quantification/forecasting exercise on data from inventory management systems, procurement practices, medicines quality assurance, budgeting & financing, e-drug management systems/LMIS etc.
- Grasp understanding of various barriers that inhibit accurate forecasting & effective supply planning in low- & middle-income countries (LMIC).
- Recognise the initiatives which can be undertaken to build capacity in quantification for the national staff to address the current severe lack of capacity in quantification.

This workshop is meant for all players which contribute to multidisciplinary quantification teams: clinical and health professional staff from various programs, pharmacists and logisticians working at all levels from centre to health facilities, staff involved at the service delivery level, warehouse managers, distribution and transportation managers and individuals involved in the quantification process such as data capturing and, record keeping personnel etc.

The term quantification seeks to answer the question: “How much will be procured and when should it be delivered?” It encompasses both forecasting and supply planning. 

Forecasting seeks to answer the question: “How much is needed, in quantities and cost, to meet the health demand of the population over the longer term, (typically 5 years)?” 

Supply Planning seeks to detail the quantities required to fill the supply pipeline, costs, lead times, and expected arrival dates of shipments and contingency planning, to ensure optimal procurement and delivery schedules.

Course fee: US$ 2500 which includes:
- 5-day face-to-face workshop in Bangkok
- Resources, course material and workshop kit
- Lunch, tea & snacks during the workshop sessions
- Local transportation for field visits
- Certificate from Empower
- One-year of technical assistance

Does not include – airfare, accommodation, health insurance, visa fees, or other travel expenses

Application deadline: 30th July, 2019

NOTE: Applications are reviewed on rolling basis. We encourage prospective applicants not to wait till deadline and submit their application as soon as possible. Those seeking funds from their organizations or other national/international agencies, should also submit application forms. The fee is payable once your application has been approved.

Prof. Paul S. Lalvani: Director - Empower Group; Co-Chair, People that Deliver; Advisor to The John A. Kufuor Foundation, APLMA, UNAIDS, World Bank, WHO, & various Ministries of Health

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

Ambassador Denis Broun: Director - Empower Swiss; Ambassador for Partnership for Population and Development; Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of CIPLA; Executive Director of UNITAID and Regional Director of UNAIDS

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

Sachin Jagtap: Head- Consulting, Empower; Former Director, Supply Chain and Access, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Regional Logistics Coordinator South Asia, Oxfam and Principal Consultant – Supply Chain with Technopak Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

….and other international repute

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