Webinar: Tips For Effective Prepositioning of Pharmaceutical Products

October 14th, 2021 | Event


With support from USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), and in collaboration with IAPHL, JSI is delighted to announce this webinar featuring health supply chain professionals from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Nigeria and Uganda. This webinar will was hosted on October 28, 2021, at 9:00 AM EDT. Through this technical discussion, we will identify common challenges and solutions to improve the availability of pharmaceutical products in emergencies and complex settings. Speakers from the field include—

Bashir Yahaya, International Rescue Committee in NigeriaBashir Yahaya, International Rescue Committee in Nigeria

Bashir is a Senior Pharmacy Manager with International Rescue Committee Nigeria, based in Maiduguri with frequent travel to Yobe and Adamawa. He is a pharmacist with over 11 years of experience working in clinical practice at the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital in Maiduguri, Federal Teaching Hospital in Gombe, and the Federal Medical Center in Yola. Bashir has supervised pharmaceutical supply chains in humanitarian settings and supported the MOH in health system strengthening.

Eunice Okumu, International Rescue Committee in UgandaEunice Okumu, International Rescue Committee in Uganda

Eunice is a Pharmacist working in the International Rescue Committee, Uganda Country Program. She has 5 years of experience managing medical commodities in hospitals and working in humanitarian settings. She is passionate about public health supply chains, ensuring the availability of basic health commodities in the refugee settlements of Bidibidi, Palabek, Rhino, and Imvepi.  She also works on health system strengthening to improve outcomes in supply chain management.

We know that prepositioning of pharmaceutical products is crucial for the work of health supply chain managers, especially in the times of the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters, migration, and forced displacements around the world. We look forward to a lively conversation with you all, where we can learn from one another to improve our pharmaceutical supply chains.

Check out the webinar recording.

This webinar is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID/BHA or the United States Government.

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