e-Learning to create a community of learning and practice for supply chain management in healthcare

by Griet Samyn, Manusika Rai, Carole Piriou
Knowledge Management & E-Learning, 7(3), 470–479

11 pp. 240 kB

The article advances and describes a new way to strengthen the capacity of health workers in the domain of supply chain management (SCM) of medicines. Although the focus on SCM in health is relatively recent, a well-functioning supply chain system embedded within the overall health system is nowadays recognized as a prerequisite for the continuous availability of quality health commodities. The attempt to create a Community of Learning and Practice through the use of e-learning, is an approach meant to transcend the difference and shortcomings of both pre- and in-service trainings and prepare health workers for the new job expectations of today and tomorrow.

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