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24 Jun

Highlights of the 9th International Workshop on Global Health Procurement & Supply Chain Management

Empower successfully completed the 9th International Workshop on Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management, scheduled in Bangkok, Thailand from 18th to 22nd June 2018. The goal of the workshop was to provide professionals with a platform to build continuously learning organizations, and to provide them with a strategic approach and understanding of PSM, regulatory affairs and quality assurance.

The unique strength of the workshop was access to the rich experience of faculty from various organizations. Prof Paul Lalvani and Prof Andy Barraclough inaugurated the workshop by introducing the organization as well as the aim of the workshop and thereafter, conducted sessions on the Procurement and Supply Chain and Access to Medicines. Mr. Martin Ellis conducted a session wherein he briefed the participants on "Utilizing Maturity Frameworks in Developing Countries to Improve Health Commodity Supply Chains".

The workshop also focused on capacity development of individuals based on Self-Assessment Methodology. . Dr. Andrew N Brown, as an honorary presenter, briefed the professionals about the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Program Health Systems Strengthening approach to Capacity Development followed by a session on Empower's Competency Assessment Tool conducted by Prof. Andy Barraclough promoting the need for continued learning.

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