Strengthening Systems through Effective Procurement

Strengthening Systems
Effective Procurement

Access for Externals and UN staffAccess for Externals and UN staff

The UNFPA Supplies Learning Zone

We welcome you to the E-learning site of UNFPA Supplies (formerly known as Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security (GPRHCS).

UNFPA Supplies 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 UNFPA Supplies 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 UNFPA Supplies Team. To request an account please fill-in this form: FORM and return 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.

Each course completion, once you have passed the assessment, results in a certificate.

If you are UN staff or other external user, new to the UNFPA Supplies '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. 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

27 January 2016 - PSB Institutional Support with E-learning Programme

The PSB Capacity Building Team of UNFPA Supplies is excited about recent developments in signing agreements with institutions to support their faculties with our e-learning programme. In Dec. the D...Read More

31 December 2015 - Quality Assurance of Medicines e-course, now also available in Spanish

The e-course on Quality Assurance of Medicines was released in English and French earlier this year. We are very pleased to announce that it has now been released in Spanish. The Spanish version is...Read More

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.

Users representing governments, NGOs o...Read More