Diploma Course in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management

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Diploma Course in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management

The course prepares the participants for the world of procurement and supply chain of healthcare products. It provides an overview of PSM topics and issues including the role of government policies, donors, manufacturers, procurement agents and more. The course is targeted at health professionals in public health programs (donors, government, NGOs, civil society, academia) and people interested in understanding issues on supply chain / logistics

• Prepares students for a global career in PSM

• Gain a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of procurement and supply chain management and its linkages with global health

• Learn management structures and systems required for effective operations of PSM

• Be able to assess and address supply chain bottlenecks

• Design & execute projects for making PSM more effective

• Personal and professional growth in terms of leadership and management skills

This diploma course aims to provide a general overview of the Procurement & Supply Chain Management approach. It seeks to define basic terminology, and introduce the fundamental concepts of Essential Medicines. The course highlights the principles behind efforts to improve access and effective management of medicines supply at all levels.

The course covers the following modules:

1. Introduction to Procurement & Supply Chain Management

2. Public Health Commodities

3. Global Health Procurement

4. Storage & Distribution

5. PSM Support Functions & Systems

Course fees: US$1,250 which includes:

• Official diploma certificate

• 6 months of technical support on any PSM topic related to your work or this course

• Minimum bandwidth of 512 kbps (1mbps recommended) • Processor: Pentium 4 or equivalent and above • RAM: 512 MB and above (1 GB recommended) • Supported browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Mozilla Firefox • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7 and above, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS, Linux, Solaris • Headset with microphone (web camera - optional)

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