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Certificate in Humanitarian Medical Logistics (MedLog)

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Developed for experienced humanitarian logistics and medical specialists handling medical supplies, Certification in Humanitarian Medical Logistics Practices (MedLog) is a course that is offered as part of the Fritz Institute /CILT (UK) programme. It focuses on the special supply chain requirements on medical supplies with the primary focus being to prevent the introduction of substandard and counterfeit items to the supply chain. The experienced logisticians from ICRC, UNICEF, WFP, IFRC, MSF-Switzerland and WHO received funding from ECHO, USAID, and DFID to come up with this programme. There was also input from other organisations for the programme like IMC, Merlin, Oxfam-GB and UNFPA.

Who should participate?

MedLog is aimed at experienced logisticians and medical specialists handing the medical supply within humanitarian organizations. The self-paced distance learning is designed specifically for those recently working (or plan to work) in operational supply chain positions within humanitarian organizations. There are no academic pre-requisites. Less experienced logisticians are recommended to take the Certification in Humanitarian Logistics program first.

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How will you benefit?

On completion:

Logisticians will be able to:

- Logisticians will be able to get information sooner and make better-informed responses when a request for logistics support is requested by the medical program colleagues.

- Offer advice to medical program planners on quality assurance requirements and the medical items’ supply chain.

- Be more confident while operating and planning the medical supply chain with the knowledge of quality assurance requirements and special technical of the medical supply.

Medical specialists will be able to:

- Make requests from their logistics colleagues that are more precise and better informed so the supply chain is adequately handled and the assurance of quality is retained at all times.

- Be able to follow the quality assurance and supply chain requirements when handling the medical supply and medical items.

- Have a better understanding of what logistics can and cannot while planning medical programs. Medical professionals will also have a better understanding of the logistics implications of the different medical programs.


Plan and operate the medical supply chain -Plan medical programs with an with more confidence in your knowledge of understanding of what logistics can and the special technical and quality assurance cannot do, and the logistics implications of requirements of the medical supply medical programs -Advise medical program planners on -Handle the medical supply while following medical items’ supply chain and quality the supply chain and quality assurance requirements of the medical items -Make more informed responses and get -Make requests of logistics colleagues that are the information needed sooner, when more informed and specific to ensure the medical program colleagues request medical supply is properly handled and logistics support quality assurance is maintained

How will you learn?

MedLog deviates from the commonly used examination of knowledge approach. Instead, the ‘Competence Model’ focuses on the application of skills. The candidate is trained using reality based scenarios in which the candidate is expected to manage a medical supply chain and advice on the same. The main aim of requesting these tasks is to show that the candidate has developed and demonstrate that they have the necessary skills that are defined in the competence model.

Logistics Learning Alliance, who deliver the programme, ensure that candidates are supported by coaches that are experienced in logistics. While the coaches provide advice and guidance, qualified, professional, Assessors review the assignments of each of the candidates and confirm their competence for Certification.

For 5 hours a week over the course of 6 months for the programme to be complete. Within the time you’re in the programme, your achievements and skills are documented through a portfolio which is finally reviewed by CILT (UK) the Certification awarding body once the programme has been completed.

Course Fees

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At this point in time, there are no exemptions available.