Strengthening Systems through Effective Procurement

Strengthening Systems
Effective Procurement

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The Global Programme Learning Zone

We welcome you to the E-learning site of the UNFPA Global Programme.

The Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security (GPRHCS) aims to assist countries with the skills and guidance to plan for their own needs, and provide training to develop capacity at every step. As such, your commitment to improvement and learning to serve the population, as well as to improve your personal skills, is highly appreciated.

To find out more about the Global Programme you can click on the links in the 'Brochures' panel opposite.

We wish you a pleasant learning experience.

Audience and Access

Please note, that the following platform is dedicated to employees of Governments, NGOs, and Academic Institutions. For UN staff and everyone else, please refer to the information in the box on the right.

To gain access to the e-courses, please click on the Learning Zone. The first time you access the system, you will need to receive a user login and password provided by the Global Programme Team. To request an account please fill-in this form: FORM and send it to Rachel Kouassi-Zessia at

The E-Courses

UNFPA has developed three e-courses in the area of Procurement with special focus on reproductive health commodities. The courses are available at no cost and are accessible at any time, offering flexible learning as the system allows users to resume from where they left off. This means users do not need to complete the courses in one session. The courses include:

  1. UNFPA - Introduction to Procurement, which explains the key steps and principles to be applied when procuring goods and services. Available in: English, Arabic, French, Russian Mongolian, Portuguese, Spanish.
  2. UNFPA - Ethics in Procurement, which focuses on the role of ethics in specific stages of the procurement process. Available in: English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
  3. UNFPA - Quality Assurance of Medicines provides a better understanding of the general policy and legislative framework and processes that apply at country and international levels. The processes provide guidance that must be followed in order to assure that a medicine complies with the quality, safety and efficacy of international standards needed to serve its purpose within the health programs. Currently available in English and French with Spanish on the way.
  4. The team is also in the process of developing other e-courses, such as: WHO’s Good Governance for Medicines, Distribution and Warehousing.
If you are UN staff or other external user, new to the Global Programme's Learning Zone and wish to access the e-courses at no cost, please click HERE to self-register on United Nations System Staff Collage (UNSSC) e-learning platform for free. Once registered, you will be able to find the relevant e-courses under UN Business Practices group, by clicking HEREShould you encounter difficulties with registration process or access the e-courses, please refer to our ‘User Manual’. Should the problem persist, please contact Rachel Kouassi-Zessia at

Latest News

20 November 2015 - Level 2 - Quality Assurance of Medicines, now available in French

We are happy to announce that our e-course on Quality Assurance of Medicines is now available in French for the many users that have long requested it.

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26 October 2015 - UNFPA and Ministries of Health work together to improve capacity

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29 September 2015 - E-learning with a 5-star rating

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17 August 2015 - UNFPA and the Islamabad Health Services Academy partner up to deliver Procurement and Supply Chain Training.

Following a very successful workshop in Lahore last year, UNFPA completed a workshop this month in Islamabad in collaboration with the Health Services Academy. On this occasion the objective was not o...Read More