Collective Learning Certificate 1: Supply Chain for Health
Several thousands of health workers join the public health system in Low-and Middle-Income countries every year. Out of those, many get roped into public health supply chain without any context specific technical training, which is described as task shifting. Since, most of the public health supply chains in LMICs are still largely donor driven, the organisations find it difficult to develop competencies in those cadres to achieve efficiency in the workplace. There are several training courses on health supply chain available in the market today which are offered in classroom settings or online. However, most of those courses do not consider the contextual learning needs of the candidate or provide them with real-world competencies.
Currently, there is a push for health professionals to learn supply chain concepts through internationally accredited organisations like APICS, CIPS, CILT etc. However, most of us don’t ask the question of how do we apply the commercial sector concepts in public sector or whether the health professionals are equipped to handle those intensive courses? There is no question about the quality or relevance of the materials in those courses, but students must be fully equipped for the advanced learning on offer.
Moreover, all the professionally accredited courses or other health supply chain courses are mostly beyond the financial reach of most candidates in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. A few who are able to participate, do that with high financial burden, or funded by their organisations. Hence, there remains a demand for a course which competes with the professionally accredited courses on quality of content and are offered in an affordable manner in making it accessible to everyone.
The Collective Learning Certificate Course: Supply Chain for Health combines the internationally accepted supply chain competencies with the public health context, to make it relevant and relatable for public health academics and professionals. It is the first course in the sector, where participants not only learn from the content, but also from their peers through several group and individual networking opportunities.
The course is designed using European Qualifications Framework (EQF: Level 5), and focusses on key competencies at tactical and operational level (from People that Deliver Competency Compendium for Health Supply Chain Management).
Upon successful completion of the course and the assessment, learners will receive a globally accredited CPD certificate worth 24 CPD points which will also be showcased on learners profile on The Hive.
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