Abiola Olugbade, a family planning data input officer, works in a room at the measurement, learning and evaluation office at the central business district in Nigeria’s capital Abuja. © 2012 Akintunde Akinleye/NURHI, Courtesy of Photoshare

Information and Action to Address the Serious Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance

Malaika Ludman, SIAPS Technical Advisor; Claire Tindula, SIAPS Project Associate Does antimicrobial resistance mean the end of modern medicine as we know it? Not quite yet. However, in a report recently released on global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that “a post-antibiotic era – in which common infections and […]

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SIAPS in the News: e-TB Manager in Ukraine

Abstract on SIAPS’s e-TB Manager in Ukraine to be Presented at Global Conference in Spain Congratulations to the SIAPS/Ukraine team on being accepted to present their abstract on the e-TB manager at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona, Spain, which will take place October 28-November 1 of this year. The abstract, […]

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A Phone Call for Health: Improving Patient Care and Adherence to Treatment in Ethiopia

The SIAPS Ethiopia Team Alongside a road in a remote area of the Amhara Region, Solomon Dawit, a truck driver from the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, sits waiting for a ride to the nearest town. He has two big problems: his truck has broken down and he didn’t know how long it would take […]

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Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Maternal and Child Deaths through Pharmaceutical Systems Strengthening

Sheena Patel, Technical Advisor, and Kiley Workman, Project Associate Although the global community has had significant success in reducing maternal and child deaths in the past two decades, they continue to die of preventable causes at an alarming rate. This is especially pronounced for the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations. Universal access to maternal, newborn, […]

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Enhancing Health Outcomes for Chronic Diseases in Resource-Limited Settings by Improving the Use of Medicines: The Role of Pharmaceutical Care

In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), health systems have historically focused on the prevention and treatment of highly prevalent and frequently fatal acute infectious illnesses such as malaria, diarrhea, and respiratory infections. However, due to changes in health risks, LMIC are experiencing an increasing burden of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in addition to the existing […]

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Improving Medicines Benefit Management for Universal Health Coverage Programs: A Conversation with Kwesi Eghan

Reposted from msh.org. Used appropriately, medicines save lives, decrease effect or cure diseases, and improve quality of life. Medicines are also key determinants of health care quality, and can be among the most cost-effective uses of scarce health care resources. At the same time, management of medicines is a major source of inefficiencies in health care […]

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