International Workshop on Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain in Conflict & Fragile States

After successful completion of the previous workshops, Empower is now organizing another International Workshop on Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain in Conflict and Fragile States.

Objectives of the workshop:

  • To provide participants with a clear understanding of the critical need to use a risk management based approach, with identification and categorization of the key risk factors, and then how planning can be instigated so that priority risks can be mitigated.
  • To provide an overview of the PSM policies, strategies and processes that address both humanitarian and health supply chain and how they can blend as countries transition out of conflict.
  • To help develop an understanding and identification of the vulnerable population groups, changing morbidity and mortality patterns during conflicts, and seek to align such factors with changing product selection and quantification activities.

We will have professionals from UN agencies, Ministries of Health, International NGOs and private sector attending this workshop.


Conflict and fragile states are unpredictable, dynamic and possess major political and operational risks. The workshop will help participants to develop a tailored approach that is led by the national government and supported by the partners. By clearly identifying and mitigating risks, and adapting PSM approaches to these challenging environment, PSM professionals can play a critical role in ensuring essential health commodities reach the health facilities. This workshop is targeted for public health professionals, program officers, supply chain professionals, humanitarian logistics professionals and also meant for organizations involved in disaster management.


Location: Dubai, UAE

Dates: November 20, 2017 - November 23, 2017