3rd International Workshop on Ensuring Universal Health Coverage by Promoting Access to Life-Saving Medicines

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3rd International Workshop on Ensuring Universal Health Coverage by Promoting Access to Life-Saving Medicines

20 Aug 2018   To   24 Aug 2018    Geneva, Switzerland

- Interact with and learn from global health leaders from WHO, Global Fund, UNDP, Red Cross, GAVI, Stop TB and many more.*

- Recognize the role and structure of leading global health organizations in promoting Universal Health Coverage

- Identify the key concepts of access to medicines and relationship with Universal Health Coverage

- Learn about improvements and innovation in access to new medicines

- Achieve personal growth in terms of leadership and management skills linked with global policies translated into local actions

*To be confirmed

The course provides the participants with a gateway to the world of global public health access to medicines. It is targeted at professionals in public health programs (donors, government, private sector, NGOs, civil society, academia) and people interested in global health procurement and supply chain / logistics and universal health coverage.

Universal Health Coverage (UHC)- ‘ENSURING HEALTH FOR ALL’: UHC is about ensuring that people have access to the health care they need without
suffering financial hardship. SDG 3 focusses on increasing the efforts made towards achieving UHC by providing timely access to quality essential health
care services, access to safe, effective and affordable essential medicines/vaccines and financial risk protection for all.

Access to Medicines: Access to Medicines means access to treatment. Ensuring access to effective treatment is a high priority. The pathway to improving
‘Access to Medicines’ lies in strengthening key levers like health supply chains, financing, investment in training of skilled public health management cadre.

Supply Chain- Levels of Maturity: Procurement and Supply Chain (PSM) represent a continuum of activities which are performed to improve the access to
medicines. The work of procuring drugs and medical supplies in a timely way through a supply chain is a very critical step, so that they can reach the people
who need them at the ‘last mile’.

Key Components of PSM: Functions in an integrated supply chain include product selection, quantification, forecasting, procurement, quality assurance,
storage and distribution, data and information management, and many interconnected steps.

Quality Assurance and Regulatory Sciences: Quality assurance of the medicines is a wide-ranging concept covering all matters that individually or
collectively influence the quality of a pharmaceutical product, it also helps ensure that each medicine reaching a patient is safe, effective, and of
acceptable quality. Regulatory science focuses on development and application of scientific methods and tools to evaluate the safety, efficacy and quality
of medical products to facilitate a sound and transparent regulatory decision-making.

Course fees: US$ 2500 which includes:

- One week face-to-face training in Geneva + two weeks
preparatory work
- Certificate from Empower Swiss
- Local transportation for field visits
- Technical assistance for one year

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


*Scholarships and Group Discounts Available

Registration deadline: 5th August, 2018

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

- Prof. Paul S. Lalvani, Empower School of Health : Director; Deputy Chair, People that Deliver. Former head of Global Fund’s dept. of PSM
- Dr. Denis Broun, Cipla : Director, Empower Swiss; former Executive Director, UNITAID, former Regional Director UNAIDS
- Prof. Andy Barraclough: Director of Training and Capacity Building, Empower School of Health; GMS certified Global Fund PSM consultant
- Joseph Serutoke, The Global Fund : Regional Manager, Middle East and North Africa, Africa and Middle East Department
- Dr. Gilles Forte* : Team Coordinator - Medicines Programme Coordination, World Health Organization, Geneva
- Mr. Joseph Serutoke: Regional Manager, Middle East and North Africa, Africa and Middle East Department, The Global Fund
- Pradeep Kakkattil, UNAIDS* : Director, Programme Partnerships, Innovations and Fundraising
- Prof. Ken Slenkovich, Kent State University : Assistant Dean - College of Public Health
- Ms. Sangeeta Tikyani, Empower School of Health : Associate Director - Public Health; member and NABH Assessor of Quality Council of India

…and several other faculty of international repute
*To be confirmed

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