In the world's poorest countries, people suffering from widespread diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), malaria, and childhood illnesses, such as diarrhea, measles, and pneumonia, do not have access to treatments that could extend and improve their lives.
Improving access to and supporting appropriate use of health commodities in these settings requires that health systems be strengthened to enable them to use scarce resources more efficiently.
RPM Plus has designed a course, Improving Health Outcomes through Effective Pharmaceutical Management, for health-care professionals working in the developing world to strengthen pharmaceutical management systems in support of health programs.
This five-day course is designed to provide these health-care professionals with a framework for understanding and addressing pharmaceutical management problems related to the availability and use of pharmaceuticals, and the possible interventions for improvement.
The course will cover several pharmaceutical management issues, such as—
- Scaling up health programs
- Opportunities and challenges created by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and other global initiatives
- Procuring pharmaceuticals and other health commodities using USAID, World Bank, or other donor funds
- The role of the private sector in ensuring access to pharmaceuticals
- Using procurement strategies to ensure drug quality
The course is intended to build the knowledge of USAID health, population, and nutrition officers; foreign nationals working with USAID missions; and health professionals from nongovern- mental and donor organizations. Ministry of Health policy makers and other health professionals can also benefit from the course.
Application and Deadline
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