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Training course in "Supply Chain Management of HIV/AIDS
Medicines & Supplies"
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Dates: 22 May - 4 June, 2005 and 17 July - 30 July, 2005

IDA Solutions provides procurement agency services and
offers consultancy and training on topics related to the
various aspects of pharmaceutical supply chain management.
This course is intended to train ARV program managers,
physicians, pharmacists, health systems managers,
procurement and distribution managers and anyone who is
responsible for planning an ARV delivery program. "ARV" is
understood to entail antiretrovirals, diagnostic equipment
(including test kits) and the accompanying lab supplies
(reagents).

Objectives
Expose participants to issues specific to planning the
procurement and distribution of ARVs.
Provide program managers with skills 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 between senior
decision-makers.

Course design
The course will last for 10 days and will be conducted in
English. It will consist of presentations, discussions, and
group activities. The course will be highly participatory -
the interchange of skills and experience among course
members is essential for training activities and learning.
Please be aware that strong English skills are required to
take maximum advantage of this course.

Major topics include: intro to ARVs, intro to diagnostics,
assessing local systems, quality assurance of ARVs,
financing ARV programs, procurement planning,
quantification, stores management, human resources, rational
use of ARVs, distribution planning and monitoring &
evaluation.

Lecturers
In addition to the experienced lecturers from IDA Solutions,
Medical University of Southern Africa and Kimera Solutions;
we also invite guest lecturers with an extensive background
in ARV program management.

Course dates
22nd May - 4th of June, 2005;
17th July - 30th July, 2005.
Every course starts with an opening dinner at 7pm on Sunday.
It ends with a closing ceremony and dinner that lasts until
midnight on Friday. Hotel check out is on Saturday morning.

Fee
Course fee is EUR 3.000,- and includes tuition fee and
materials, transfers from/to Johannesburg International
airport, hotel accommodation, three meals a day except on
weekends and field trips.

Funding information
Applicants are required to secure their own funding for
course fee, incidental expenses, to arrange their own health
insurance and to arrange international transport from their
home country. To obtain help with this funding, applicants
should contact government or non-government agencies in
their countries.

For more details on the course and to receive an application
form please contact:
Ms. Clarisse Morris
IDA Solutions
PO Box 37098
1030 AB Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0) 20 4037185
Fax:+31 (0) 20 4031 854
E-mail: ARVSolutions-Africa@ida.nl
Website : www.ida.nl
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