In September 2013 trainings were conducted for NGOs engaged in outreach activity within the Harm Reduction Project of the “Fighting HIV/AIDS Program” funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
On 25-27 September 2013 a training on ARV Supply Chain and Forecasting was held within the Global Fund Project to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculoses and Malaria. The training was conducted by Pierre de Vasson, experienced international supply chain expert on HIV. 25 participants from the Republican AIDS centre, the Main Medical Department of the Ministry of Justice (MMD), Regional ART units, the Supply and Innovation Centre of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan (SIC), the National Reference Laboratory, the Program Implementation Unit of the Global Fund (PIU) attended the training. Attendees ranged from pharmacists managing storerooms and cabinets, doctors, to procurement and Monitoring and Evaluation officers, stock keepers, warehouse managers and heads of departments. Dr. Esmira Alimammadova, head of the Republican AIDS Centre also attended the training.
As you know, diagnostic review to identify and share positive experiences/successful practices on grants allocated to Azerbaijan Republic, to determine key risks on grant programs and establish risk mitigation recommendations was held in 2012 by Global Fund Office of Inspector General (OIG). Three grants of the Ministry of Health (HIV, tuberculosis and malaria) and one TB grant of the Main Medical Department of the Ministry of Justice were reviewed and relevant recommendations were made.