Seminar #30C

From product selection to reagent rental agreements: Supply chain implications of viral load scale up

USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program

No invitations necessary; open to all conference registrants

Tuesday, 6 December
19:00-20:30
CTICC room location: 1.4

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Country-level implementers of laboratory programs, MOH, buyers and suppliers of lab commodities, donors, others with a stake in laboratory supply chains and HIV programs.

SEMINAR DESCRIPTION:

As Laboratory Manager for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management, Shadrack Were provides technical assistance to country office staff and governments, and other country stakeholders in the project’s laboratory-related activities, including forecasting and quantification, local procurement of commodities, and product selection. With more than 24 years working in global and clinical laboratory management, Mr. Were has supported the implementation of PEPFAR-supported laboratory programs in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. He has conducted HIV laboratory training in East African countries and has implemented quality management systems in the West African countries of Benin, Serra Leone, and Togo. He has Master of Science in Laboratory Management from the University of Maryland.

SESSION LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

As a result of their attendance, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management
  • Explain the global 90-90-90 treatment goals for 2020 and how viral load and test and treat supports them
  • Prepare for the challenges of viral load scale up as it pertains to supply chain management and considerations to address such challenges
  • Select appropriate products for viral load programs and understand the shifting commodity demands associated with product enhancements and program transitions
  • Understand the core components and how best to prepare to procure reagent rental and maintenance agreements
  • Appreciation of the global level perspective on VL negotiations with current VL instrument manufacturers – positive gains and collaborative efforts to address challenges

SESSION SPEAKERS:

Shadrack Were, MS, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management, Laboratory Manager
As Laboratory Manager for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management, Shadrack Were provides technical assistance to country office staff and governments, and other country stakeholders in the project’s laboratory-related activities, including forecasting and quantification, local procurement of commodities, and product selection. With more than 24 years working in global and clinical laboratory management, Mr. Were has supported the implementation of PEPFAR-supported laboratory programs in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. He has conducted HIV laboratory training in East African countries and has implemented quality management systems in the West African countries of Benin, Serra Leone, and Togo. He has Master of Science in Laboratory Management from the University of Maryland.

Joel Kuritsky, M.D., USAID, Medical Advisor, GH/OHA/Supply Chain for Health

Dianne Edgil, USAID, Senior Advisor for Laboratory Diagnostics

James Batuka, USAID Kenya, HIV Treat Team Leader 

Eileen Burke, Global Fund 

Anita Sands, WHO, Laboratory Quality Assurance Specialist 

Sergio Carmona, NHLS-SA, Pathologist – Executive Committee