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DTAC Scholarships


DTAC is proud to announce it will support two professionals in the Pacific region to undertake a health supply chain course provided by the Empower School of Health.

The successful applicants will complete a short course of their choice, with the opportunity to expand their knowledge in topics such as procurement, inventory management, rational use of medicines, and international career development.

This opportunity will benefit two emerging health supply chain leaders in the Pacific region. After completing the course, the successful applicants will share their knowledge with colleagues across the region by presenting at a DTAC webinar and writing a blog post for the DTAC website.

To apply please use our applications management system: https://scholarship.msupply.foundation/

Course Information

As a successful scholarship recipient, you will undertake one of the following Empower School of Health courses of your choice.
During the application process, you will be required to state which course you wish to complete and why.
International Careers in Global Health and Supply Chain

Course Overview:
This course will help you to understand the world of the ‘Development Sector’, and how it works. It will help you to plan your career for entering these organizations and getting the right experience and opportunities.

Approximate Course Duration:
2 months
Quantification and Forecasting in Public Health

Course Overview:
This 2-month course will help you understand the fascinating science behind the methodology, tools, and key processes used to estimate your country’s needs for health commodities.

Approximate Course Duration:
2 months
Product Selection and Technical Specifications for Public Health in PSM

Course Overview:
Through this course, the students will develop a basic understanding of health commodities, review how the list of products on the national treatment guidelines is arrived at including the process, persons involved, key strengths, and gaps. A detailed understanding of the essential medicines concept will be explored.

Approximate Course Duration:
2 months
Procurement in Public Health

Course Overview:
The certificate programme enables the students to understand the processes, personnel, and standards applied as well as the country’s capacity to carry out effective procurement by focusing on principles of good procurement practice, writing of procurement plans, and types of procurement methods.

Approximate Course Duration:
2 months
Inventory Management of Public Health Products

Course Overview:
Re-visit the principles of inventory management and various inventory policies and norms, with an added emphasis on the importance of having an inventory strategy and its implementation.

Approximate Course Duration:
2 months
Storage and Distribution of Public Health Products

Course Overview:
This Certificate programme imparts knowledge of WHO’s Good Storage and Distribution Practices, warehouse processes, transportation systems, and techniques on maintaining a cold chain. The focus will be on the design of country distribution systems, the effectiveness of the system, and the level of responsiveness.

Approximate Course Duration:
2 months
Promoting effective Use of Medicine in Public Health programs

Course Overview:
Understand the concepts of rational medicines use, its impact upon availability and efficacy of a public health system. Recognize the major steps needed to implement the PSM elements of an effective Rational Medication Use strategy and the roles of the major players.

Approximate Course Duration:
2 months
Procurement and Supply Chain Management Support Function and Systems

Course Overview:
Get in touch with the key support functions and systems of PSM such as HR, Finance, Quality Assurance, Information Systems etc. Understand how these support functions affect the performance of the PSM function and how to most efficiently design, implement and manage them.

Approximate Course Duration:
2 months
Global Fund & Empower: Financial Evaluation of Investments in Public Health Supply Chains

Course Overview:
This course is jointly developed by the Global Fund and Empower School of Health. It is designed specially to cater to the needs of professionals working in the field of public health supply chains who need to make a financial evaluation, by comparing both the costs and the consequences, of the various investment options and, at the same time, comparing then with alternative courses of action to guide their decisions about the cost-effectiveness of their investments and efficient use of scarce resources.

Approximate Course Duration:
2 months
UNDP – Certificate Course: Introduction to Procurement & Supply Chain Management

Course Overview:
The purpose of the course is to refresh the basics of Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) for the PSM professionals working in national programs, National Medicines Regulatory Agencies (NMRAs), development organizations, and NGOs. The course has 8 modules in total.

Approximate Course Duration:
2 months
Developing a National Health Laboratory System

Course Overview:
Developments in the field of laboratory management now demand best practices. With the increase in levels of standardization, quality management systems, and more stringent guidelines, this certificate program will strengthen learners’ managerial skills and deepen their understanding of this sector.

Approximate Course Duration:
2 months


How to Apply


Applications for the DTAC Scholarships are made through our applications management system: https://scholarship.msupply.foundation/ .


To apply for a scholarship, you must first register to access the online application form.

You can save, exit, and reopen the form if you need to gather further information to complete the application.

Key dates:

  • Applications open: 13 October 2021
  • Applications close: 31 October 2021
  • Shortlisted applicants notified: 15 November 2021
  • Interviews completed: 22 November 2021
  • Scholarships awarded: 29 November 2021

Please note that successful applicants must complete their chosen course within 6 months of being awarded the scholarship.

For more information or assistance please contact dtac@msupply.foundation

Please note that this scholarship does not guarantee entry to your preferred course. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will then need to apply for entry via the Empower School of Health website. After you are successfully enrolled, scholarship payment will be made.