Public Health Supply Chain Management
In July, GHSC-PSM’s Pakistan country director and the vice chancellor of UHS signed a formal letter of understanding at a ceremony in Lahore. The country director also handed over the curriculum to UHS’s Department of Public Health.
The ceremony, under the chairmanship of the Punjab health minister for specialized healthcare and medical education, was attended by the federal secretary of the ministry of health services, regulations and coordination, the provincial secretary of the Punjab Population Welfare Department, the vice chancellor, UHS faculty members and course participants, representatives from affiliated medical colleges, vice chancellors of other universities, and officials from the Punjab government’s Departments of Health and Population Welfare.
GHSC-PSM achieved a significant milestone with the launch of this three-credit public health supply chain course. The initiative will go a long way towards expanding the supply chain management capacity within Punjab’s public-sector.
Introduction to the Course
University of Health Sciences is a public-sector university located in Lahore, Pakistan. It offers both graduate and undergraduate programs in the field of health sciences. In collaboration with the USAID GHSC-PSM Project, UHS Lahore is successfully running series of National and International Short Certificate Course in Public Health Supply Chain Management (SCM), building on the success of its first short certificate course launched in May 2018. This course is primarily designed to train Government and Non-Government Officials who are already working on SCM in their relevant fields. The aim of this course is to enhance the skill set and build competencies of the workforce, in order to cope up with the growing demands of the public health supply chain domain.
This five-day course is specifically designed to focus on all major areas of logistics and supply chain, within the context of Pakistan’s public health sector. The basic concept of this course is to equip trainees/professionals with the knowledge and skills in supply chain management with the ability to build, manage, and improve the supply chain system. The course content is interactive and based on practical exercises to impart skills to carry out supply chain operations. The target audience for this course is supply chain managers, public sectors managers/leaders, warehousing professionals and logisticians.
Goals: To increase the participants’ understanding of the fundamentals of logistics management and the relationship between supply chain logistics and commodity security.
Objectives: By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Describe the purpose of a logistics system, list the major activities
of logistics management, and describe the relationships among these
2. Identify the basic elements of a logistics management information system (LMIS), analyze a LMIS, and make recommendations for improving a LMIS.
3. List the basic guidelines for proper storage to ensure health commodity quality.
4. Assess health commodity stock status at a local and national level.
5. Determine appropriate order quantities using maximum-minimum inventory control procedures.
6. Select appropriate maximum-minimum inventory control systems for a variety of situations.
7. Define quantification and describe the steps in the quantification process.
8. Describe the Program Cycle for Supply Chain Systems Improvement along with M&E Strategies and Plans, their goals, objectives, activities and logistics system performance indicators.
9. Describe the concept of commodity security and the role of logistics in assuring commodity security.
10. Apply basic logistics principles to the management of a wide variety of health commodities, including contraceptives, HIV/AIDS products, Essential Drugs, and TB and malaria drugs.
11. Identify and explain the key qualities/skill areas required of a logistics advisor
- Forecasting and Supply Planning
- Warehousing & Inventory Management
- Monitoring & Evaluation
- Web-based Logistics Management Information System (MIS)
- Commodity Security
- Storage & Distribution
Who Should Attend?
- Public Health Professionals
- Supply Chain Managers
- Private Sector Managers/Leaders
- Warehousing Professionals
and evaluations are components of an essential didactic method that
confirm a definable performance. In professional education, final exams
and an official certificate of performance are important prerequisites
for entry into the labour market. In order to comply with recent
employers’ requirements, the exams should be competency-based.
At the end of the course, UHS will conduct competency-based examination. The successful participants will be rewarded with a certificate of competence once the assessment has been verified.
Supply Chain Management of Health Commodities Batch-I
Public Health Supply Chain Management Batch-II
Public Health Supply Chain Management Batch-III (International)Public Health Supply Chain Management - Online Certificate Course (Batch - IV)
Alumni of Certified Participants
Participants of Certificate Course in SCM Batch-I
Participants of Certificate Course in SCM Batch-II
Participants of Certificate Course in SCM Batch-III (International)Participants of Certificate Course in SCM Batch-IV (Online)
Alumni of Participants awarded with Competency Certificate
1. Online Short Certificate Course in Public Health Supply Chain Management/Reproductive Health Commodity & Security Batch-IV from 17th - 21st August 2020 in technical assistance with USAID GHSC PSM funded by UNFPA, Pakistan
Certificate Course in Public Health Supply Chain
Management/Reproductive Health Commodity & Security Batch-IV from
24th – 28th March 2020 in technical assistance with USAID GHSC PSM
funded by UNFPA, Pakistan (Event cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic)
3. Five-Days International Short Certificate Course in Public Health Supply Chain Management Batch-III in collaboration with US-Aid Global Health Supply Chain Program | Procurement and Supply Management from 25th - 29th March 2019 at University of Health Sciences, Lahore.:
4. Five-Days Short Certificate Course in 'Public Health Supply Chain Management Batch-II' in collaboration with US-Aid Global Health Supply Chain Program | Procurement and Supply Management from 26th - 30th November 2018 at University of Health Sciences, Lahore.
5. Khaliq IH presented 'Family Planning & Health Systems Workforce: Developing a Responsive Workforce for Evolving Standardized Approach to Supply Chain Systems Strengthening in Pakistan' in Conference. 19th Annual Population Research Conference on "Population and Development - Policy and Programme Implementation Challenges in Pakistan" (Pakistan). 2018.
6. Five-Days Short Certificate Course in 'Supply Chain Management of Health Commodities Batch-I' in collaboration with US-Aid Global Health Supply Chain Program | Procurement and Supply Management from 7th - 11th May 2018 at University of Health Sciences, Lahore.
7 . National Symposium on 'Public Health Supply Chain Management Course' Organized by the University of Health Sciences Lahore in collaboration with US-Aid Global Health Supply Chain Program | Procurement and Supply Management on 17th - 20th July 2017 (UHS, Lahore).
Faculty for Public Health Supply Chain Management
Media and News
1. Call for robust medicine supply system in hospitals
Supply Chain Management
3. Certificate course on supply chain management begins at UHS
4. Supply of medicine, accessories being streamlined
5. Health Dept couriers hepatitis drugs to patienthttps://dailytimes.com.pk/2142/health-dept-couriers-hepatitis-drugs-to-patient/
6. USAID to help UHS start supply chain programme