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The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is sponsoring the 3rd  Virtual Course on Primary Health Care–based Pharmaceutical Services for Managers, aimed at developing the capacities of pharmaceutical services leaders and managers through a client- and community-centered approach.

The course will be offered from June 6th through October 17, 2013. Registration is open through April 30, 2013.

PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne announced the new course this week during an official visit to Barbados.

The 190-hour, 19-week course is designed for professionals involved in management, administration and technical activities in public sector pharmaceutical services as well academics in public health and pharmacy education, professionals involved in pharmacy service delivery, and those involved in pharmaceutical delivery research.

The overarching goal of the course is to shift the focus of pharmaceutical service management from “medicines as products” to “medicines for people” in the community and their health-care needs.

Specific subjects will include:

  • The role of pharmaceutical services in primary health care and health-care delivery
  • The influence of social determinants on the health of individuals and communities
  • Knowledge to help improve pharmaceutical services in individual countries
  • Components and management structure of existing pharmaceutical services
  • Formulation of plans for shifting pharmaceutical services from being medicines-oriented to client/people-oriented
  • Competencies required for implementing client-oriented strategies
  • Designing interventional proposals for introducing renewed primary health care.

The 3rd Virtual Course on Primary Health Care-based Pharmaceutical Services for Managers - Version 2013 will be offered through the Virtual Campus for Public Health in English and Portuguese.

PAHO/WHO is promoting access to medicines and technologies as one of the six elements needed to strengthen health-care delivery systems and universal health coverage.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 18 April 2013 09:34

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