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[afro-nets] Short course: Rational Medicines Management- focus on HIV/Aids, TB, Malaria

  • From: "Karin Wiedenmayer" <karin.wiedenmayer@unibas.ch>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 12:00:42 +0100

Short course: Rational Medicines Management - focus on HIV/Aids, TB, Malaria

5 November – 16 November 2007
Ifakara, Tanzania

To enable health professionals to understand and apply the concepts and principles of essential medicines and rational medicine management with a focus on the diseases of poverty HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis, to recognise the need for a national and international medicine policy environment, to improve knowledge and skills and to gain practical field experience for rational medicine management within different health system contexts.

• Historic milestones and current global medicine situation
• Concept of essential medicines and its relevance in primary health care
• Concept and principles of rational medicine management in pluralistic and reforming health systems
• Roles of different stakeholders including health workers, traditional healers, research organisations and the pharmaceutical industry
• The international context, global treaties and national medicine policy
• Treatment guidelines, essential medicine lists and personal medicine lists
• Patterns of medicine use, strategies for the promotion of rational medicine use, community medicine use
• Antimicrobial resistance and approaches for containment
• Medicine quality and quality assurance
• Rational management of HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis related
• Framework and components of a medicine supply system including procurement and distribution
• Elements of medicine costs, affordability and financing options
• Critical medicine information management

Health professionals and managers with experience (at least two years) in the health sector and in the pharmaceutical sector.

2 weeks (90 hours student investment time). Equivalent to 3 ECTS points towards the TropEd European Master in International Health. A
certificate will be awarded after successful completion.

The course language is English. The course combines lectures, in-depth discussions of case studies, short presentations, small group exercises and field visits. The course is highly participatory and participants will be exposed to a wide range of international experiences and materials.

Please fill in the application form carefully and include all required documents.
Application deadline: 31 August 2007

The total course fee is CHF 2300.- (Swiss Francs) including tuition, accommodation/full board and must be paid 8 weeks before the start of the course. This sum includes the registration fee (CHF 100.-) which is due at the moment of acceptance. If a participant does not attend the course, the registration fee cannot be reimbursed. If cancellation is less than 4 weeks before beginning of the course an additional fee of CHF 500.- will be charged. Cost for international flights must be added.
There are only very limited scholarships available for this course.

Ifakara , Tanzania
In December 2005 the new "Tanzania Training Centre for International Health" in Ifakara, Tanzania was inaugurated. Next to a successful research institution (IHRDC) and the renovated St. Francis Designated District Hospital with 370 beds, a modern and well equipped campus for teaching and training is now available in a remote rural region of Tanzania about 420 km South West of Dar es Salaam that is reached by train or road. The many interfaces between theoretical and practical training make Ifakara a focal point for teaching and research in Tanzania.

The course is facilitated by international and national experts. The academic panel will include a number of highly experienced professionals from WHO, MEDUNSA (Limpopo), Phasuma, Nuffield (Leeds), STI, Tanzanian MOH, MSH and IHRDC.

Dr. Karin Wiedenmayer (STI)

Swiss Tropical Institute
Course Secretariat
Socinstrasse 57
P.O Box
CH - 4002 Basel / Switzerland
Tel.: + 41 61 284 82 80
Fax: + 41 61 284 81 06
E-mail: mailto:courses-sti@unibas.ch

For further information: http://www.troped.org

Karin Wiedenmayer, MSc, PharmD
Swiss Tropical Institute
Swiss Center for International Health
Socinstrasse 57
4002 Basel
T +41 61 284 81 26
F +41 61 271 86 54