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Advanced Certificate Course in 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.

Course Duration
3 Months
20-25 Hours/week

This course attempts to bring an understanding of the major impacts that the Covid pandemic has produced in public health supply chains in low and middle income countries, the very real changes that it has forced on their operations and the massive reforms and developments that need to take place if countries are to be much better prepared and responsive for future pandemic, disaster and emergency situations.
It uses evidence based materials and reports to make clear cases for balanced, cost effective, and practical responses, and seeks to outline appropriate development pathways referencing the major guidance documents for World Health Organization, UN agencies and the major public health supply chain development partners.

  • What has been the impact of the Covid pandemic for public health supply chains in LMIC?
  • How should we respond to supply chain disruptions?
  • The role of PSM in pandemic planning and preparedness
  • Selecting/identifying Covid related commodities/supplies/equipment
  • Forecasting/quantification of health commodities for Covid
  • PSM planning and risk management in uncertain situations
  • Managing procurement of Covid and pandemic commodities through global systems
  • Managing international and local logistics storage and transport
  • Managing human resources for pandemic PSM
  • Assuring product quality during a pandemic
  • Managing return logistics, pharmaceutical waste and disposal
  • Preparations for Covid vaccine deployment

  • Course fees: USD 750 (exclusive of taxes and bank charges)
  • Early bird and group registration discounts available.

For Desktop or Laptop:

  • Minimum bandwidth of 1mbps (4mbps recommended)
  • Processor: i3 or higher recommended.
  • RAM: 2GB (min), 4GB or more is recommended.
  • Supported browsers: Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox 4.x and higher, Google Chrome 100.0.4
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7 and higher, Mac OS 8, Linux, Solaris
  • Headset/earphones

For Mobile:

  • Android 4.4 or higher recommended
  • iOS 12 or higher
  • Minimum 4GB RAM
  • Headset/earphones

Available Payment Options

Credit Card

Debit Card

Bank Transfer