Short course in Pharmaceutical policies in health systems at ITM (June 2021)

The Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp, Belgium, will organize in June 2021 its first short course in “Pharmaceutical policies in health systems”.

The aim of this 3-week course is to enable participants to develop a general understanding of the individual components of pharmaceutical systems, and of the whole system they constitute together; and a practical understanding of those specific components on/by which they may have a direct impact, according to their role, responsibility and context. In addition, participants who are specialists in specific fields will be guided to frame their technical knowledge within a multidisciplinary perspective.

We target students from high-, middle- and low-income countries working at different levels in the Ministry of Health, health programmes, regulatory agencies, NGOs, global health initiatives and other donor agencies, etc.

Themes include: frameworks to monitor pharmaceutical systems; regulatory systems, pharmacovigilance, post-marketing surveillance, quality assurance, substandard and falsified medicines; pharmaceutical supply, procurement, and pricing; intellectual property, access and innovation; medicines rational use & ethical medicines promotion; transparency and accountability; and the social life of medicines.

Teachers will be from ITM and from organizations such as Western Cape University (South Africa) and IDDO (Oxford).

More detailed information on the ITM website.