Ensuring Quality Products during Emergencies: A webinar series on quality assurance for humanitarian settings

June 24th, 2021 | Event

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This two-part webinar series focuses on quality assurance (QA) of health commodities used in humanitarian and emergency response settings. Health supply chain managers and program staff who manage health supplies during emergencies will learn the principles of QA and the actions they can take to ensure that quality is in focus throughout the supply chain. The webinar series is conducted by JSI supply chain experts Barbara Lamphere and Gregory Roche. It is funded by USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) and conducted in cooperation with the International Association of Public Health Logisticians (IAPHL).


Part 1: Principles of Quality Assurance
Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 9 am EDT/14:00 GMT

In Part 1 of this webinar series, participants will learn to define QA and identify products that are typically associated with emergency response. They will relate general QA principles to QA principles in the context of emergency response and discuss how QA is applied to pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical products. Participants will be able to practice their learning through a post-webinar online game and access additional QA resources. Click here to watch the webinar recording.

Part 2: Actions That Lead to Quality Assurance
Tuesday, August 24, 9AM EDT/ 14:00 GMT

Part 2 of this webinar series takes participants through the actions they can take at various stages of the logistics cycle to ensure the quality of products in humanitarian response settings. They will learn about the QA actions that integrate with various supply chain functions, including product selection, quantification, procurement, inventory strategy, warehousing, distribution, and supply chain management support. Participants will be able to practice their learning through a post-webinar online game and access additional QA resources. Supply Chain experts Nora Quesada and Anabella Sánchez will conduct this webinar.

This webinar series is sponsored by the Building Capacity to Improve Pharmaceutical and Medical Commodity Management In Humanitarian and Disaster Settings program, funded by USAID’s BHA, in collaboration with IAPHL. This program supports BHA implementing partners to improve supply chain practices in their crisis response efforts.

For more information about the project and trainings, please contact Nadia Olson (nolson@jsi.com).

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