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
  • The course is structured to address one topic area per month, starting with a module on introduction to PSM and ending with PSM support functions and systems. For the subsequent month, the candidate will work on a ‘problem-solution’ related Case Study linked to their own organization or country.

    There is also a Module addressed as Leadership in Global Health. The goal of this module is to impart better knowledge of Leadership and its fundamentals.

    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: USD 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 1mbps (4mbps recommended)
  • Processor: 1GHz (min), 2GHz dual-core, or more recommended.
  • RAM: 1GB (min), 2GB or more is recommended.
  • Supported browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Mozilla Firefox 2.x, 3.x r Google Chrome
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS, Linux, Solaris
  • Headset