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Master of Science in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management – 24-month programme

The Master of Science in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSM) is a 24-month online programme. The unique course prepares participants for the world of procurement and supply chain with a focus on healthcare products (medicines, diagnostics, devices and medical equipment). With this course, students will be able to explore job opportunities (and career growth) with Ministries of Health, UN agencies, donors organizations, private sector, and international NGOs.

Duration: 24 Months
Type: Masters Course
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Master of Science in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management – 12-month programme

The Master of Science in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSM) is a 12-month online programme, specially designed for candidates who have completed the Post Graduate Diploma course in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management from Empower School of Health. With this course, students will be able to explore job opportunities (and career growth) with Ministries of Health, UN agencies, donors organizations, private sector, and international NGOs.

Duration: 12 Months
Type: Masters Course
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Online Post Graduate Diploma in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management

The course addresses one topic area per month, starting with a module on introduction to PSM and ending with PSM support functions and systems. Eventually, the candidate will work on a ‘problem-solution-related case study linked to their own organization or country.

Duration: 12 Months
Type: Post Graduate Diploma Course
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Diploma Course in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management

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. Eventually, it will help the candidate implement these learnings in their own country.

Duration: 6 Months
Type: Diploma Course
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Crisis Management for Public Officials: Basic Skills

The course develops the skills required to overcome the challenges of managing various types of crises, enhances the understanding of crises consequences,  and provides a platform for public sector officials to learn from crisis management responses to effectively prepare for future crises.

Duration: 5 Weeks
Type: Certificate Course
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Quantification and Forecasting in Public Health

This 2-month certificate course will help you understand the fascinating science behind the methodology, tools, and key processes used to estimate your country’s needs for health commodities.

Duration: 2 Months
Type: Certificate Course
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Procurement and Supply Chain Management Support Functions and Systems

Get in touch with the key support functions and systems of PSM such as HR, Finance, Quality Assurance, Information Systems, etc. Understand how these support functions affect the performance of the PSM function and how to most efficiently design, implement and manage them.

Duration: 2 Months
Type: Certificate Course
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Risk Management in Public Health Procurement and Supply Chains

This course provides participants with an understanding of using a risk management approach, the categorization of the key risk factors and how they can be mitigated.
It encompasses development of an understanding of vulnerable populations, morbidity and mortality patterns and aligning such needs with product selection and quantification.

Duration: 2 Months
Type: Certificate Course
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Managing Product Quality Assurance in Public Sector Procurement and Supply Chains

Health Commodity Quality Assurance is a complex subject which requires a complete system. Quality Assurance is an approach and an essential part of the management of the PSM process. The course introduces the concept of management and budgeting of the QA process and connects it with the necessary resource requirements: human, financial and capital (equipment). It follows WHO guidelines for commodity QA activities and references all the prime WHO documents. These guidelines can be applied for QA policies of the Global Fund, World Bank, UN agencies, USAID, and other donors

Duration: 2 Months
Type: Certificate Course
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Introducing New Health Technologies into Public Health Supply Chains

The introduction and scale-up of new health technologies places significant burden on health systems in LMICs due to policy and regulatory barriers, as well as capacity gaps. This course is for professionals in public health programs (development partners, government, NGOs, civil society, academia) and people interested to know how to successfully manage new health products in the PSM cycle.

Duration: 2 Months
Type: Certificate Course
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Promoting Effective Use of Medicines in Public Health Programs

Understand the concepts of rational medicines use, its impact upon availability and efficacy of a public health system. Recognize the major steps needed to implement the PSM elements of an effective Rational Medication Use strategy and the roles of the major players.

Duration: 2 Months
Type: Certificate Course
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Emergency, Pandemic and Humanitarian Public Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management

This course assists countries in formulating and developing the PSM inputs and planning required to contribute to a national health commodity emergency and pandemic planning.
To assist participants to formulate specific and detailed Planning and outline implementation of all PSM aspects of health national emergency and pandemic planning.

Duration: 2 Months
Type: Certificate Course
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Inventory Management of Public Health Products

This course helps one re-visit the principles of inventory management and various inventory policies and norms, with an added emphasis on the importance of having an inventory strategy and its implementation.

Duration: 2 Months
Type: Certificate Course
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International Careers in Global Health and Supply Chain

Candidates are helped to understand the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in international organizations and agencies. This course will help them to understand the current trends in global health.

Duration: 2 Months
Type: Certificate Course
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Storage and Distribution of Public Health Products

This certificate programme imparts knowledge of WHO’s Good Storage and Distribution Practices, warehouse processes, transportation systems, and techniques on maintaining a cold chain. After finishing the course, learners can implement this knowledge in their country.

Duration: 2 Months
Type: Certificate Course
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Procurement in Public Health

This programme enables one to understand the processes, personnel, and standards applied as well as the country's capacity to carry out effective procurement by focusing on principles of good procurement practice, writing of procurement plans, and types of procurement methods.

Duration: 2 Months
Type: Certificate Course
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Procurement and Supply Chain Management for Medical Devices, Diagnostics and Equipments (MDDE)

This course informs about the special requirements of medical diagnostics, devices and equipments. It compares the key differences between the requirements of the clinical diagnostics/laboratory supply chain and the pharmaceuticals and health commodities supply chain. The course highlights the scale of operations in terms of number of products and the resulting requirement for a fundamentally different PSM approach.

Duration: 2 Months
Type: Certificate Course
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Developing a National Health Laboratory System

Developments in the field of laboratory management now demand best practices. With the increase in levels of standardization, quality management systems, and more stringent guidelines, this certificate program will strengthen learners managerial skills and deepen their understanding of this sector.

Duration: 2 Months
Type: Certificate Course
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Supply Chain Management of COVID-19 Related Commodities

The course overviews the effective response of the public health procurement and supply chain management to the COVID-19 pandemic and future-proofing supply system. The course duration is 3 months.

Duration: 3 Months
Type: Advanced Certificate Course
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Product Selection and Technical Specifications for Public Health in PSM

Through this course, the students will develop a basic understanding of health commodities, review how the list of products on the national treatment guidelines is arrived at including the process, persons involved, key strengths, and gaps.

Duration: 2 Months
Type: Certificate Course
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Global Fund and Empower: Financial Evaluation of Investments in Public Health Supply Chains

The Financial Evaluation of Investments in Public Health Supply Chains course is jointly developed by the Global Fund and Empower School of Health. It is extremely helpful for individuals working in public health, supply chain, and logistics.

Duration: 2 Months
Type: Certificate Course
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