This programme from WHO was launched in 2004 with the goal of contributing to health systems strengthening and preventing corruption and wastage by promoting good governance in the pharmaceutical sector. Currently available in English with French and Spanish on the way

This e-course is about Quality Assurance of Medecines with special emphasis on how quality assurance applies to procurement. The subjects covered in the course include:

  •     Quality Assurance and SSFFCs
  •     National Medicines Policy
  •     National Regulatory Authority
  •     Relationship of Quality Assurance and Procurement 

The module takes about 2,5 - 3 hours to complete.

The course is provided in support of the UNFPA Global Programme. On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Explain the key principles to be applied when procuring goods and services
  • Identify common types of procurement and state when each would be used
  • Describe the key stages in the Procurement Cycle
  • Explain what is meant by procurement methods and thresholds
  • Identify the factors that identify lead times and explain how lead times impact delivery
  • Describe the advantages of Long Term Agreements and the role of contract monitoring

The course takes about 2 hours to complete. 

This course addresses ethics in the context of procurement. More specifically:

  • Introduction to the role of ethics in procurement
  • Ethics in relation to specific stages in the procurement process

The course takes about 2 - 3 hours to complete.

Ceci est un cours d’introduction à la passation de marchés en commun au sein des Nations Unies de HLCM/UNDG. Le temps requis pour suivre ce cours est d’environ une heure. Vous pouvez quitter le cours à n’importe quel moment et y revenir plus tard en repartant directement d’où vous vous étiez arrêté.

Si vous avez des questions ou des suggestions, ou si vous rencontrez des problèmes techniques, veuillez nous contacter. Pour obtenir plus d’informations sur la passation de marchés en commun au sein des Nations Unies, veuillez visiter notre site internet. Pour obtenir tous les fichiers et les modèles dont vous pourriez avoir besoin, veuillez vous rendre sur notre Google Drive.

Este es un curso de introduction al HLCM/UNDG sobre la colaboración en los procesos de compras de las Naciones Unidas. El tiempo estimado para completar el curso es de una hora. Se puede interrumpir el curso en cualquier momento y recomenzarlo más tarde en el mismo punto donde se dejó.

Si tiene usted preguntas o sugestiones, o si encuentra problemas técnicos, por favor contáctenos. Para obtener más informaciones sobre las adquisiciones comunes de las Naciones Unidas, por favor visite nuestro sitio web. Para obtener los archivos y las plantillas que puede encontrar útiles, por favor utilice nuestro Google Drive

This is an introductory e-course on the HLCM/UNDG Collaborative UN Procurement. Estimated time of completion is around 1 hour.   You may close down the course at any time and return later to resume from the point where you left off.

Should you have any questions, suggestions, or if you encounter a technical difficulty, please Contact Us For more information on UN Procurement Harmonization please visit Harmonization Homepage. For all the related files and templates, which you may find useful please use our Google Drive.