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

SIAPS Launches Accreditation of School of Pharmacy in DRC

The five-year, USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) officially launched an initiative to evaluate the curriculum of the University of Kinshasa’s School of Pharmacy in order to assist the School in meeting international standards in pharmacy education for accreditation purposes. Joining SIAPS/DRC at the […]

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SIAPS Supports the Republic of Uzbekistan in Conducting an Assessment of the TB Pharmaceutical Management System

To ensure successful treatment and prevention of TB, countries should have strong pharmaceutical management systems to ensure uninterrupted supply of quality anti-TB medicines. Acknowledging shortcomings of the existing TB pharmaceutical management system (TB PM), Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Health (MOH) requested that SIAPS provide assistance and conduct a countrywide TB PM assessment. SIAPS, in collaboration with […]

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SIAPS in the News

SIAPS/DRC Hosts MSH Vice President MSH Vice President of the Center for Pharmaceutical Management (CPM), Douglas Keene, traveled to DRC last month to meet with SIAPS Country Project Director Philippe Tshiteta and important stakeholders in the country’s health sector. Mr. Keene and Mr. Tshiteta held a consultation with the Country Representative of the World Health […]

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SIAPS in the News

USAID/SIAPS Advances the Adoption of the DRC’s Essential Medicines List In a three-day workshop jointly sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded SIAPS and the World Health Organization (WHO), stakeholders adopted the essential medicines list (EML) for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The stakeholder consultation was carried out with the support of […]

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Video: Meet Chinwe Owunna

Reposted from msh.org Chinwe Owunna of Management Sciences for Health (MSH) describes the active surveillance approach used by the US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program in Swaziland to increase understanding of medicines safety and risk/benefit context for TB and HIV patients. Watch video More about SIAPS

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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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