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E-DRUG: Certificate Course in Ensuring Product Quality in PSM
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Certificate Course in Ensuring Product Quality in Procurement & Supply Chain of 
Health Commodities, February 17-22, India (Empower, USP, RBM, Stop TB, and more)

Course objective: Gaining a better understanding of the fundamentals of quality 
in procurement and supply chain; how to budget for quality assurance activities 
in the procurement budget; drafting better policies for ensuring quality 
products in public health programs; gaining hands-on experience in writing QA 

Recommended participants: Public health professionals; supply chain / logistics 
professionals working in procurement, warehousing, distribution, policy, 
planning, quality assurance; community-based organisations and treatment 
activists at national and local level; civil society representatives; 
pharmacists; QA and laboratory professionals

Delivery of course: Lectures, case studies, field trips, discussions and peer 
to peer interaction
Language: The course will be conducted in English
Faculty: International faculty with background in quality assurance, pharmacy, 
medicine, management, supply chain, essential medicines, and more. Faculty have 
worked closely with leading UN agencies, Global Fund, various donor 
organizations (USP, Pharmexcil, etc), and foundations (Gates Foundation, CHAI, 
Open Society Institute, and more), and various Ministries of Health

Where: India (city to be confirmed)
When: 17th – 22nd February 2014
Cost:  Tuition fee: 1,950 € 

Tuition fee includes:

• Training, conference room, reading course material, CDROMs, certificate, 
lunch, 2 coffee breaks, graduation ceremony, gala dinner and technical support 
for each participant for 12 months after completion of course

Accommodation: We will suggest a few hotels near the conference venue. All 
participants must make their own bookings

Collaborating Organisations:

Empower School of Health has conducted Procurement and Supply Chain and Public 
Health training and capacity building of institutions and professionals in more 
than 30 countries across Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe.  Empower has 
trained more than 6,000 people across the world—from senior PSM experts working 
in finance, strategy and planning to field staff working as stock pickers and 
warehouse operators

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization 
that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of 
medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed 
and consumed worldwide. USP–India Private Limited, Hyderabad  have helped unite 
USP’s standards-setting experience and India’s own native scientific 
capabilities, leading to development of documentary and physical reference 
standards that better meet national and regional needs, as well as benefit the 
global supply chain

Stop TB Partnership was founded in 2001 with a mission is to serve every person 
who is vulnerable to TB and ensure that high-quality treatment is available to 
all who need it; to stop transmission of TB and to develop and implement new 
preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic tools and strategies to stop TB.  The 
Partnership is recognized as a unique international body with the power to 
align actors all over the world in the fight against TB

The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership is the global framework for 
co-ordinated action against malaria. The main objective of the RBM partnership 
is the scaling up of interventions at country level to ensure wide spread 
coverage, particularly to population groups most vulnerable

The John A. Kufuor Foundation was established in August 2009 by President John 
Agyekum Kufuor, President of the Republic of Ghana. The Foundation's areas of 
focus is Leadership, Governance and Development.  The Foundation believes that 
the pursuit of these areas in tandem is critical to the development of the 
African continent

Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil) is an 
organization under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India. It is 
responsible for the promotion and oversight of pharmaceutical export from 
India. It is the sole agency which can issue RCMC certificate to the 
manufacturers / exporters exporting pharmaceuticals from India

 Instructions for filling the interactive form attached:

Click on the link “Download Application Form”. Save the form on your computer.  
Fill the form and send using your internet email to 

For more information and to download enrollment form kindly visit our website 

Brochure: http://www.empower.net.in/webimages/QA_brochure_India_Feb_2014.pdf
Application form: 

Agenda: http://www.empower.net.in/webimages/QA_Agenda_India_February_2014.pdf
Newsletter: http://www.empower.net.in/webimages/PSCM_November2013_Mauritius.pdf

Registration must be completed by January 30, 2014

Procurement and Supply Chain Management Course
New Delhi, India
+91 9313479762

Professor Paul S. Lalvani, 
Dean & Director, Empower School of Health

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