3rd International Workshop on Global Health Issues / Access to Medicines

3rd International Workshop on Global Health Issues / Access to Medicines

13 Aug 2018   To   17 Aug 2018    Geneva, Switzerland

-To understand the role, contributions and support that the Global Health Leaders provide on promoting Access to Medicines and translating those global developments into practical operations within countries

- To fully understand the concept of Access to Medicines – its structures, organization, resources, advocacy and promotional functions

- To learn directly from inspiring global health leaders, synthesizing the global picture and summarizing what is known to work well across countries; including, explanations and practical examples of the power of market shaping to fundamentally change the manufacturer-buyer interaction, to drive improvements in Access to new Medicines, and the changing role of national regulatory agencies in a time of global marketplaces for health commodities

- To gain exposure to high-profile conferences, meetings, advocacy activities, resources, and an opportunity to contribute to analytical work as well as policy developments

-To understand the global health scenario for professional growth through interactions with delegates from different countries and organizations(UN agencies, Ministries of Health and international agencies across the globe)

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

The course is targeted at health professionals in public health programs (donors, government, NGOs, civil society, academia) and people interested in becoming senior level supply chain / logistics professionals.

Access to medicines is defined as having essential medicines continuously available at affordable prices at public or private health facilities or medicine outlets that are within one hour’s walk from the homes of the population.
- Supply Chain : A strong health supply chain ensures that the right quality product, in the right quantities, and in the right condition is delivered to the right place, at the right time, for a reasonable cost
- Procurement : It includes quantification of medicines & supplies; selection of most appropriate purchasing method; development of procurement plans, detailing product specifications, purchase conditions and quality assurance criteria for medicines and supplies
- Quality Assurance : A wide-ranging concept covering all matters that individually or collectively influence the quality of a product. In pharmaceuticals, QA includes: development, quality control, production, distribution, and inspections
- Regulatory Sciences : It helps protect public health by controlling the safety and efficacy of products in areas including pharmaceuticals, medical devices etc.
- Market Shaping : The primary objective of market shaping is to maximize public health impact; optimize markets to increase the access to neglected or new medicines

Two Weeks Preparatory Work: UNDP PSM Course, Leadership Course
One Week Classroom Session: Geneva, Switzerland
Total Course Fee: USD 2,500

*Scholarships and Group Discounts Available

Registration deadline: 20th July, 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
- Joseph Serutoke, The Global Fund : Regional Manager, Middle East and North Africa, Africa and Middle East Department
- Dr. Mariatou Tala Jallow, The Global Fund : Head Direct Procurement, ‎The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
- Pradeep Kakkattil, UNAIDS : Director, Programme Partnerships, Innovations and Fundraising
- Prof. Ken Slenkovich, Kent State University : Assistant Dean - College of Public Health
- Dr. Denis Broun, Cipla : Director of Govt. Affairs and Global Health; former Executive Director, UNITAID, former Regional Director UNAIDS
- Dr. Gilles Forte : Coordinator, Essential Medicines and Health Products Department, World Health Organization, Geneva
- Prof. Andy Barraclough, Empower School of Health : Director - Training and Capacity Building; GMS certified Global Fund PSM consultant
- Dr. Lakhwinder Singh Sidhu, Empower School of Health : Dean; Public Health Specialist
- 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

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