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About the course

A 2 week (10 working days) Competency-based training for Procurement Managers delivered by The Institute of Healthcare Management, Strathmore Business School.

Course Objectives

The Internationally recognized Pharmaceutical Commodity Supply Chain Management Program is specifically designed to equip delegates with an in-depth understanding of supply chain operations and best practices. This course is designed by specialists in the field of Supply Chain and Management, and equips participants with practical learning’s to assist in elements of supply chain from operations and procurement to distribution and other key components of managing the health supply chain system. This course promotes a multidisciplinary and integrated approach in line with current trends.


The theoretical training consists of 3 modules, divided into the following 12 sessions:

• Module 1 Governance, Leadership and Strategy • Module 2: Management • Module 3: Health Commodity Supply Chain and Risk Management

Governance, Leadership and Strategy Competencies (2 Days)

  • Session 1: Governance Standards and Structures in Health Care Organizations
  • Session 2: Leadership and Change Management in Health Care Organizations
  • Session 3: Thinking and Establishing the Value Proposition of Health Care Organizations

Management Competencies (3 Days)

  • Session 1: People Management in Health Care Organizations
  • Session 2: Financial Management of the Health Care Organization
  • Session 3: Management of Technology and Innovation (Data Management and Analytics for Health Care Administration)

Supply Chain Management & Operations (5 Days)

  • Session 1: Supply Chain Management-Introductory concepts
  • Session 2: Risk management in Supply Chain operations
  • Session 3: Quality Assurance and Monitoring of Drug Quality
  • Session 4: Warehouse Management and Distribution Logistics
  • Session 5: Controlling Drug Expenditures and Ensuring Financial Sustainability of Drug Supplies
  • Session 6: Field visit (IHS warehouse, Nairobi)

Who should attend

The training is particularly relevant for staff members that are or may be involved in supply chain operations, procurement, distribution and other key components of the healthcare supply chain system. The training programme specifically caters for those candidates who wish to accomplish both theoretical and practical aspects of supply chain operations.

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Francis Wafula

Francis (Frank) is a Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Management at the Strathmore Business School. He has been working with the World Bank Group as a health specialist since 2013, supporting various programs in Kenya, South Sudan, the East African Community, and Francophone Africa. Frank holds a Ph...


Gilbert Kokwaro

Prof. Gilbert Kokwaro is currently the Director of Consortium for National Health Research: CNHR Kenya. He has held many academic and professional positions among them Chairman, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Nairobi (1995-1999), Head, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Kenya Medical ...


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