Our Webinars

We are actively discussing the most important global health issues that the world is facing. Our technical experts are at the frontline, whether it is the COVID-19 crisis or elimination of TB from the world. Check out our previous webinar recordings, freely available for download and look out on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and our Website for our upcoming Webinars. Expect to meet us on a global platform every once a month.


Ante-natal Care and Post-natal Care

1 - September- 2021

Empowering Millions Foundation and Paramount Products conducted a virtual webinar and training session to train factory workers' about the ante-natal and post-natal care methods that are available for pregnant women. The various facilities available for use and the importance of institutional delivery were also elaborated. Promoting various healthy behaviors and practices among women in the pre- and post-pregnancy period were addressed.

Panelists
Ambika Mehrotra, Soumya Tiwari

Moderator

Dr. Namrata Singh


University of Dar es Salaam Business School

25 - August- 2021

The Empower School of Health and the University of Dar es Salaam Business School organized a webinar on “Career Development in Health Supply Chain – Gaps and Future Prospects.” This webinar served to highlight the career gaps in the healthcare supply chain and the courses and skills required to adapt to changing times.

Panelists
Prof. Paul Lalvani, Prof. Andy Barraclough, Prof. Ulingeta O.L. Mbamba, Dr. Bonface Fundafunda, Adam Rassa

Moderator

Dr. Gladness L. Salema


Expert Session in French with Dr. Issaka Sonde on Procurement and Supply Chain Management

19 - August- 2021

Dr. Issaka helped learners clear doubts of the Post Graduate Course in Procurement and Supply Chain Management in French. This session helped learners understand various global management practices, support functions, and systems across the healthcare supply chain.

Panelists
Dr. Issaka Sonde

Expert Session with Prof. Andy Barraclough on Public Health Commodities

18 - August- 2021

This session helped participants to understand, revise and summarize the module on public health commodities from the Post Graduate Diploma Course in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management, and to clear their doubts live with Prof. Andy Barraclough. This module familiarises the learner with the wide spectrum of health commodities deployed in public health programs.

Panelists
Prof. Andy Barraclough

University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services Limited

5 - August- 2021

Empower School of Health and the University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services Limited (UNES) organized a webinar on the topic of "Public Health Commodities Management During the Covid-19 Era." This webinar helped participants to understand the importance of procurement and supply chain systems and the necessary skills required to adapt to different sectors. This aims to address the need for developing a skilled workforce to help streamline processes in the healthcare supply chain.

Panelists
Prof. Paul Lalvani, Prof. Andy Barraclough, Seith Abeka, Dr. Shital Maru

Moderator

Rahul Sharma


Family Planning and Various Methods of Contraception/Birth Control

28 - Jul - 2021

Empowering Millions Foundation and Paramount Products conducted a virtual webinar and training session to increase factory workers' awareness of various methods of family planning. A variety of available contraceptive options were discussed and participants learned about the uses of each.

Panelists
Dr. Bhumika Nanda, Soumya Tiwari

Moderator

Dr. Namrata Singh


Career Opportunities for Pharmacists in Global Health and Supply Chain with PSSL

8 - Jul - 2021

This webinar helped participants to understand the importance of pharmacists in global health and supply chains. Webinar speakers emphasized the requirement to apply skills and training to adapt to challenging times. This requirement includes the need to train pharmacists effectively to manage public health commodities and aid health progress.

Panelists
Dr. Moses N.P. Batema , Pharm. Maada Sam-kpakra , Prof. Andy Barraclough

Moderator

Dr. Mohamed Bawoh


Introduction to Procurement & Supply Chain Management - Expert Chat Session

6 - Jul - 2021

This session, with Prof. Andy Barraclough as an expert, helped participants to understand, the terminology and fundamental concepts and principles of procurement and supply chain management. The first module of the Post Graduate Diploma in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management helps learners understand global management practices.

Panelists
Prof. Andy Barraclough


Reproductive Tract Infections & Sexually Transmitted Infections

29 - June - 2021

The Empowering Millions Foundation and Paramount Products hosted a webinar concerning sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and reproductive tract infections (RTIs). This webinar made the factory workers more aware of the various STIs and RTIs. They learned how to prevent them and ways in which they can be treated.

Panelists

Dr. Bhumika Nanda, Ambika Mehrotra

Moderator

Dr. Namrata Singh


Lifelong Learning in the Era of COVID-19 with a Special Focus on the Healthcare Supply Chain

23 - June - 2021

The Anglican University of Zimbabwe and Empower School of Health organized a webinar on Lifelong Learning in the era of CVODI-19 to emphasize the importance of having a quest for knowledge and pursuing various skills and adapt to times of crises. This helped people explore various interests and hone their capabilities to adapt to the dynamic nature of changing concepts across the world. These are essential in mitigating disruptions in the supply chain.

Panelists
Professor Joseph Matowanyika, Prof. Andy Barraclough, Dr. Stephen Kada , Dr. Edward Makondo,

Moderator

Mrs. Ropafadzai Hove


AMR Stewardship in the Era of COVID-19

15 - June - 2021

The Federal Ministry of Health, Ethiopian Food and Drug Authority (EFDA), Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Association (EPA), Empower School of Health, WHO & USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement & Supply Management organized a webinar on "Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR) Stewardship in the Era of COVID-19." This webinar was helpful in highlighting the utilization of antimicrobials for human health, through effective stewardship practices. This is essential in times of crisis such as the Covid-19 pandemic.

Panelists
Mr. Yakob Seman, Wondie Alemu Woldemedhin,

Prof. Andy Barraclough, Yidnekachew Degefaw, Ms. Heran Gerba

Moderator

Mr. Mesfin Goji


Mindful Leadership

31th - May - 2021

The Empower School of Health, in partnership with the Tanzania Women in Pharmacy Profession (TAWOPHA) jointly presented a webinar on Mindful Leadership. This webinar helped participants to understand how to be more aware of situations and lead teams during difficult times.

Panelists

Scholastica Sylvan Kimaryo, Bwiro Mages, John Ulanga, Sarah Majengo, Dorice Lutter, Elizabeth Shekalaghe, Mr. Nqobile Ndlovu, Dr. Sumedha Sahni, Dr. Ian Machingura

Moderator

Henri Fourcault


Menstrual Hygiene and Health

26th - May - 2021

Empowering Millions Foundations and Paramount Products have been working to promote corporate social responsibility. With World Menstrual Hygiene Day in the month of May, a virtual training and capacity building workshop was organized for "Menstrual Hygiene and Health." This was highly beneficial for nurses, health supervisors and program managers.

Panelists

Dr. Vandana Rathore, Soumya Tiwari


Strengthening Immunization: Supply Chain Management and Preparing for Covid-19 Vaccines

18th - May - 2021

The National Pharmacy Council of Rwanda (NPC) and the Empower School of Health hosted a webinar on Strengthening Immunization: Supply Chain Management and Preparing for Covid-19 Vaccines.

Panelists

Mr. Shema Ngoga Fabrice, Prof. Andy Barraclough, Dr. Eric Nyirimigabo, Mr. Pie Harerimana

Moderator:

Mrs. Ropafadzai Hove, Albert Busumbigabo


The Role of Procurement and Supply Chain Management in Pharmacy Practice.

06th - May - 2021

The Empower School of Health, in partnership with the Pharmaceutical society of Kenya; jointly presented a webinar on The Role of Procurement and Supply Chain Management in Pharmacy Practice.

Panelists

Dr. Daniella Munene, Prof. Andy Barraclough, Mr. Sachin Jagtap

Moderator

Mr. Mbau Gitau


Medical Laboratory Professional Week Series: Quality Issues in the Medical Laboratory

29th - April - 2021

The second webinar in this series addressed quality issues faced in laboratories and how medical laboratory professionals can hone their skills to improve laboratory practices.

Panelists

Prof. Rajiv Erasmus, Prof. Arthur Mandisodza, Prof. Tahir Pillay, Prof. Geoffrey Omuse, Dr. Ian Machingura


Ethical Laboratory Practice Workshop

26th - March - 2021

The University of Zimbabwe in collaboration with the Africa Federation of Clinical Chemistry, Laboratory Medicine, and Empower School of Health conducted an Ethical Laboratory Practice Workshop.

Panelists

Prof. Rajiv Erasmus, Prof. Adekunle Bashiru Okesina, Prof. Rania Mahamed Hassan EL Sharakawy, Prof. Hilda Matarira, Prof. Glenda Davison, Dr. Aaron Maramba, Mr. Nqobile Ndlovu, Dr. Sumedha Sahni, Dr. Ian Machingura


Strengthening Immunization - Supply Chain Management and Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccines with PSZ

17th - March - 2021

Empower School of Health and The Pharmaceutical Society of Zambia (PSZ) hosted a webinar on "Strengthening Immunization" Supply Chain Management and Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccines." The objective of the webinar was to explain the need for establishing a stable supply chain and ensure the effective delivery of vaccines.

Panelists

Prof. Andy Barraclough, Ms. Constance Sakala Banda, Mr. Lameck Kachali

Moderators

Mr. Morton Khunga, Dr. Jimmy M. Hangoma


Waste Management of Covid-19 Commodities

11th - March - 2021

This webinar was to help supply chain stakeholders involved or interested in the pandemic response, with practical knowledge on handling epidemic-related vaccine and commodity waste.

Panelists

Dr. Victor Del Rio Vilas, Prof. Andy Barraclough, Mr. Sachin Jagtap, Dr. Hyom Chol Pak, Dr. Sudhir Khanal


Leadership in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management

19th - February - 2021

Empower School of Health, in partnership with the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC), The Global Fund, and People that Deliver (PtD); jointly conducted a webinar on “Leadership in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management.” The helped the health staff of Tanzania to understand the importance of leadership in procurement and supply chain management (PSM). This webinar also covered key leadership concepts in the context of global health and PSM such as identifying the traits of an ideal leader and differentiating between administration, management, and leadership, and empowered the participants to identify what type of leader they are and in which situation their leadership style works most effectively.

Panelists

Mr. Daudi Msasi, Prof. Paul Lalvani, Mr. Shimelis Belaineh, Prof. Andy Barraclough,
Mr. Siddharth Srivastava

Moderators

Dr. Gladness Ladislaus Salema


Strengthening Immunization-Supply Chain Management and Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccines

18th - February - 2021

The main point of this webinar was to discuss the key considerations for a new COVID-19​ vaccine introduction in health systems and the associated supply chain requirements. Speakers also enlisted how they might influence the future of supplychains​ in a post-COVID-19 world.

Panelists

Prof. Andy Barraclough

Moderators

Prof. George, Ms. Veronia


Reconfiguring the Covid-19 Supply Chain Response in South Asian and southeast Asian countries for 2021

20th - January - 2021

Procurement and supply chain management (PSM) lays the foundation for well-functioning health systems. Countries should evaluate their public health supply chain performance. Currently, supply chains sacrifice resilience for perceived lower procurement costs. Boosting both efficiency and resilience at each point on the curve is important. Any pandemic or significant health challenge puts a strain on supply chains and proper PSM epidemic planning works to ensure an efficient response.

Panelists

Dr. Sudhir Khanal, Dr. Hyon Chol Pak, Prof. Andy Barraclough, Dr. Victor Del Rio Vilas, Mr. Sachin Jagtap


Quantification of Public Health Commodities in Tanzania

10th - December - 2020

The aim of this webinar was to provide an overview of quantification in Tanzania, focus on unique considerations of quantification for health commodities. The webinar offers practical tips and strategies for estimating the quantities of supplies needed by health programs at the country level in Tanzania.

Panelists

Mercy Mpatwa Masuki, Nabila Hemed, Prof. Andy Barraclough, Mr. Godfrey Kingalu, Prof. Paul Lalvani

Moderators

Dr. Gladness Ladislaus Salema


Strengthening Nepal’s response to fight the Pandemic

3rd- December - 2020

Strengthening Nepal’s response to fight the pandemic and responding to COVID-19 through mental health and culture.

Panelists

Suraj Thapa, Prof. Saroj Ojha​, Dr. Biraj Karmacharya

Moderators

Prof. Bernadette Nirmal Kumar​, Prof. Paul Lalvani


Scaling Digital learning in Global Health and Emergencies

19th - November - 2020

The Empower School of Health and The University College London - UCL IRDR (Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction) Centre for Digital Public Health in Emergencies University College London jointly hosted this webinar. The objective of the webinar is to analyze innovative digital learning solutions for strengthening health systems by empowering the health​ workforce.

Panelists

Prof. Paul Lalvani, Prof. Patty Kostkova, Dr. J.V.R. Prasada Rao, Ms. Renee Christensen, Dr. Reuben Swamickan, Dr. Igor Oliynyk​, Dr. Bulbul Sood

Moderators

Prof. Bernadette Nirmal Kumar​


Transforming Global Health and the Role of the Global Pharmacist

29th - October - 2020

Understanding the evolving role of a pharmacist from a global perspective. The webinar tells us about the past, present and future of the role of a pharmacist and how to adapt to changing times. We can also learn about the challenges faced in global health right now, strategies required for intervention and the solutions for it.

Panelists

Prof. Paul Lalvani, Dr. Catherine Duggan, Joycelyn Azeez, Prof. Steve Howard, Ms. Azuka Okeke, Robert Kimbui, Joseph Serutoche, Daudi Msasi

Moderators

Mrs. Ropafadzai Hove


Identifying Your Personal Leadership Style

27th - October - 2020

Defining leadership, enlisting the characteristics and different attributes that makes one a leader. Understanding the difference of skills required in becoming a manager or a leader. One also gets an insight of various attributes of emotional intelligence and self management required to manage oneself and their teams effectively.

Panelists

Prof. Paul Lalvani, Prof. Bernadette Nirmal Kumar, Mr. Henri Fourcault, Prof. Denis Broun


Career Opportunities for Pharmacists in Global Health and Supply Chain with PSN

24th - September - 2020

Enabling people to have a good understanding of global careers for pharmacists including access to medicines, procurement and supply chain. Broadening and increasing the knowledge of the art and science of Pharmacy in association with the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria.

Panelists

Prof. Paul Lalvani, Ms. Azuka Okeke, Prof. Ikoni Ogaji, Dr. Dauda Dangiwa

Moderators

Prof. Andy Barraclough, Prof. Jacob KOLAWOLE


Career Opportunities for pharmacist in Global Health and Supply Chain with PSZ

22nd - September - 2020

Enabling people to have good understanding of global careers for pharmacists including access to medicines, procurement and supply chain. Broadening and increasing the knowledge of the art and science of pharmacy in association with the Pharmaceutical Society of Zimbabwe.

Panelists

Prof. Paul Lalvani, Prof. Andy Barraclough, Mr. Portifa Mwendera, Mr. Davison Vuragu

Moderators

Mr. Prosper Maposa, Ms. Florence Chingwena


Fundamentals of the Global Health Supply Chain and the Vital Role of India

12th - September - 2020

Knowing about the global public health supply chain (in India), exploring potenial careers in the global health supply chain and the supporting organizations that come into play. This webinar delves deep into the robust systems of investment, procurement, production aspects in a supply chain, and how to balance them.

Panelists

Prof. Paul Lalvani, Prof. Andy Barraclough, Mr. Walter Proper

Moderators

Dr. P.S. Raychaudhuri, Dr. Sakhi John


Forecasting and Supply Chain Management of COVID-19 commodities

27th - July - 2020

Understanding the current situation of global Covid - 19 supply chains, planning the availability and affordability of resources and responding to the challenges imposed by Covid - 19.

Panelists

Prof. Paul Lalvani, Prof. Andy Barraclough, Sachin Jagtap, Stephan Karengera

Moderators

Prof. Kayumba Pierre Claver, Prof. Bernadette Nirmal Kumar


Procurement and Supply Chain Management of Covid-19 Commodities

23rd - July - 2020

Supply chain challenges during the pandemic, forecasting, a walk through WHO's quantification tool and capacity building across various countries.

Panelists

Prof. Paul Lalvani, Prof. Andy Barraclough, Sachin Jagtap


Supply Chain Management Leadership and Public Procurement

10th - July - 2020

Le webinaire a permis de présenter aux participants comment définir le leadership, réunir les caractéristiques et les attributs qui font d’une personne un leader. Comprendre la différence entre les compétences requises pour devenir un manager ou un leader Différents attributs de l’intelligence émotionnelle et de l’autogestion nécessaire pour gérer une chaîne d’approvisionnement.

Panelists

Dr. Florence Duperval Guillaume

Moderators

Prof. Denis Broun, Mr. Henri Fourcault