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[afro-nets] ARV Drug Supply Management Training

  • From: "Mel Beckmann" <Beckmannm@aa4a.co.za>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 12:18:28 +0200

ARV Drug Supply Management Training

11 March - 24 March 2007
3 June - 16 June 2007
2 Sept - 15 Sept 2007
18 Nov - 1 Dec 2007
Pretoria, South Africa


The advent of ARV's has led to a revolution in the management of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in both the developed and developing countries. The supply chain management philosophy is becoming increasingly important in the success of HIV/AIDS treatment programs. In developing countries in particular, treatment programs have been slow in rolling out due to among other things, insufficient skills to effectively manage the HIV/AIDS programs at national level.

IDA Solutions seeks to enhance access to essential medicines by improving pharmaceutical management skills and increasing local capacity in low- and middle-income countries. IDA Solutions(IS)works with public and private sector partners at national and international levels.

In Pretoria, South Africa; ARV Access for Africa (AA4A), a subsidiary of IDA Solutions, The Netherlands; provide courses in "Supply Chain Management of HIV/AIDS Medicines and Supplies".

Course Objectives

To provide training in the areas of; planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the procurement and supply management of ARV delivery projects.

Specifics of the course are to:

* Expose participants to issues specific to planning the procurement & distribution of ARVs
* Provide program managers with skill in program planning and management, and to teach how to apply those skills in their own country
* Provide practical tools to decision-makers in essential drugs programs to improve their level of performance
* Exchange views and experiences amongst senior decision-makers

Curriculum Overview

Planning & budgeting
Intro to ARV pharmacy
Quality assurance
National infrastructure & assessment of current system
Legal issues
Financing: Intro and global financing mechanisms
Project management
Procurement planning
Supplier selection & prequalification
Reception & quality control
Summary & challenges
Storage & distribution
Supply chain planning
Stores management
Distribution planning
Challenges at stores
SCM plan
Program planning
Financial mgmt: budgets
Human resources management
Monitoring & evaluation
Rational use
SCM plan presentations
Summary, wrap up

In Summary

The course is highly interactive, with presentations by international experts, facilitated group exercises, discussions and field visits. Participants are taken on a guided tour of Ndlovu Clinic, located in a rural area, where care is provided to the community. The clinic is a role model for ARV roll-out n resource-poor settings in South Africa, and the rest of the world.

There is a visit to a major Distribution Centre that concentrates on Sub Sahara Africa for Pharmaceutical deliveries as a practical example on procurement, distribution and supply management.

Target Participants

The course is aimed at ARV program managers, physicians, pharmacists, health systems managers, procurement and distribution managers.

Expected Outcome

After completing the two-week course, participants will be well equipped with practical skills to address challenges common in the supply chain management of ARV's in HIV/AIDS programs.

Fees and costs

The course fee will be Euro 3 200 (three thousand two hundred euros). The fee includes:

* Transfer to/from Johannesburg International Airport
* Hotel accommodation (single occupancy)
* Three meals a day including the weekend meals at the hotel.
* Tuition fee and materials

Participants are expected to secure their own funding for transport (international flights) to and from Johannesburg International Airport.

For additional information, please visit our website at
http://www.aa4a.co.za or contact:

ARV Access for Africa (Pty) Ltd
TEL +27 12 460 0914
E-mail: mailto:melinda@aa4a.co.za or mailto:beckmannm@aa4a.co.za

IDA Solutions and AA4A thank the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Training Fund, WHO & UNICEF for their generous contribution to the development of this curriculum.

Mel Beckmann
Training & Research Assistant
ARV Access for Africa-
78 Hazelwood Street
Menlo Park
South Africa
+27 12 460 0914
+27 (0)82 463 1092
+27 12 460 0914