Supply Chain Management- Focus on TB


Course name Supply Chain Management- Focus on TB
Institution International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Language English


Course objective

The objective of this course is to provide participants with practical knowledge and skills needed for effective management of drugs and laboratory commodities needed in today’s TB programmes.

Sector NGO
Specific course topics

Pharmaceutical industry, R&D, patents

• Funding and TA partners

• Product overview. Treatment regimen (first line and MDR).

• Forecasting and Quantification techniques

• Cost calculations and Pareto analysis

• Procurement (including Competitive Bidding and Tender evaluation)

• Prequalification, Quality Control, Quality Assurance

• Storage and Distribution

• Patient’s perspective

• Ordering and reporting forms, LMIS

• Microscopy and additional lab tests

Total time commitment 40 hours
Focus commodity Tuberculosis
Commodities covered first line and MDR treatment; lab commodities
Accredited No
Accredited by N/A
Attendance mode In-person
Incentives Yes
Incentives description

Course participants are offered complimentary, annual Union memberships. With a Union membership, participants will receive either the online edition of the monthly publication of International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, as well as gain free access to technical guides and other publications. In addition, participants will enjoy the option of joining a scientific section of their choice that will keep them in touch with colleagues in public health and stay up-to-date with current research and news.

Audience Open Enrollment
Pre-requisites Not Indicated
Course fee $0
Course fee description

Course cost is €1,500 which includes accomodation, breakfast, lunch, refreshments during course days, and course materials.

Discount available No
Course included in analysis No
Additional comments

Benefits of Attending:

Discover the key global actors in production, financing and distribution of TB drugs and supplies

Gather technical knowledge about first- and second-line TB medicines

Become familiar with laboratory requirements, including those needed for latest diagnostic techniques such as GeneXpert

Write better PSM plans for grants

Strengthen procurement skills

Achieve better prices and supply conditions

Get a grip on stock of TB commodities in your programme