i+academy, the online learning platform of i+solutions dedicated to health supply chain management, launched its fifth scholarship edition. This scholarship is meant for health staff in low- and middle-income countries already engaged in supply chain management, who wish to improve their knowledge and skills to better execute their job. This year’s program will award twelve candidates a spot on our ‘Basic Principles of Supply Chain Management for Health Systems’ course (six in English and six in French).
A scholarship and following our courses could lead to great steps in your career. Read the experiences of our winners from 2015 and 2016.
Are you interested in this scholarship or do you know someone who might be? The deadline for applying is December 20th. https://www.iplusacademy.org/course/view.php?id=83
Dorothy Namuganga – Uganda, winner in 2015
Gained access to course ‘Monitoring and Evaluation of the Supply Chain Cycle of Medicines’.
“The i+academy scholarship that I won to participate in the course was so helpful. I was able to gain skills in logistics management which to date I apply in my daily activities. I am a pharmacist by profession and logistics management is one of the key components in our line of work. I gained experience which has made my working better and I am able to actually apply the knowledge of logistics management in my other businesses which involve a lot of logistics. I am better than I had ever been. I would encourage anyone with a passion for learning and becoming better to enrol for courses offered by i+solutions. The teachings approach is quite clear and very easy to follow for one to understand. The facilitators are so warm and welcoming, ready to answer questions and help you when you get stuck. I have since used my certificate and I add the skills to my CV which has given me mileage in employment.
Thank you i+solutions. I am very grateful for your support.
Dorothy. [November 2020]”
I am a pharmacist currently working as a medical logistics officer in a project where we deal with HIV/AIDS and TB. We strengthen the national system at the health facilities.
My major role is to ensure that supplies are available at the facilities at all times. I have to try and see there is no or limited number of stock outs of supplies especially antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) and HIV/AIDS and TB related commodities in the facilities.
I have been in this position for now 3 years and I have undertaken this course to help in improving the status of availability of supplies at the health facilities and I believe through monitoring and evaluation, we shall excel in stock management at the facilities and other related logistics activities.
Senamede Comla – Togo, winner in 2016
Gained free access to ‘Introduction à la gestion de la chaîne d’approvisionnement pour les systèmes de santé’ and later paid to follow ‘Approvisionnement en médicaments et fournitures médicales’.
‘’J’ai bénéficié de la bourse d’i+solutions en 2017 pour le cours sur ‘Introduction à la gestion de la chaîne d’approvisionnement pour les systèmes de santé’ qui m’a permis d’avoir une vue globale des concepts et principes de la gestion de la chaîne d’approvisionnement pour les systèmes de santé. Sur le plan personnel, cela m’a permis de développer de nouvelles compétences et connaissances dans la gestion de la chaîne d’approvisionnement des intrants médicaux ; ce qui se traduira plus tard par l’obtention d’un poste dans le domaine de la logistique de distribution des médicaments sur les projets du Fonds Mondial de lutte contre le Sida, la Tuberculose et le Paludisme au Togo. Par ailleurs, en renforcement de mes capacités, j’ai suivi en 2018 toujours chez i+solutions, la formation modulaire portant sur ‘Approvisionnement en médicaments et fournitures médicales’ [November 2020]‘’.
Holder of master’s degrees in “Transport and Logistics” and “Monitoring and Evaluation of Projects and Programs” with a humanitarian certification of specialization in “Humanitarian Action” and “Humanitarian Logistics”.
I have been working since January 2018 on the Project of Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Togo as logistician. I also worked on the Global Fund project from December 2010 to December 2017 as entry operator and data manager respectively on Kloto health district of medical care sites of people living with HIV in Kpalimé.
Currently, I am in charge of SIGL on a project in an international development NGO in Togo. Following my respective positions as data entry operator, data manager and logistician on Global Fund projects in Togo from December 2010 to March 2020.
Michael Egharevba – Nigeria, Winner in 2017
Gained free access to ‘Procurement course’ and later paid to follow ‘Quality Assurance and on Good Manufacturing Practices of Medicines’.
“I was fortunate to have been selected for i+scholarship to take the procurement course. The course is rich and on point in a building block manner that anyone will understand. I really appreciate the course and the entire management of i+academy. It has and still is equipping me to function in supply chain management activities. As you know the supply chain is a value chain and having complete knowledge not only increases the value you bring to activities. I am immensely grateful to i+solutions [November 2020]‘’.
Michael Egharevba is the Workforce Development Specialist within the GHSC-PSM Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) team.
Michael has 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical health systems with a specialized focus in health supply chain management, monitoring & evaluation of health indicators in low and middle-income countries. He has extensive in-country experience working with international and national stakeholders to train on various areas of supply chain management, conduct health logistics system design and quantification for health commodities.