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

Universal Health Coverage Conference to Take Place in South Africa

From September 28 to 30, 2014, global experts will convene in Cape Town, South Africa, in a meeting organized by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) with funding from SIAPS to start a dialogue on medicines and universal health coverage (UHC). At last year’s meeting, it became clear that many national UHC plans do not give priority […]

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Improving Maternal Health: Strengthening Procurement Systems at the Subnational Level

Beth Yeager and Sheena Patel Expanding access to essential maternal medicines saves mothers’ lives. But access to life-saving maternal medicines requires an effective supply chain that delivers the right medicines to the right people at the right times. In many countries, weak pharmaceutical management systems are unable to meet the challenges of providing access to […]

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The West Africa Regional Project Dashboard: Better information for Better Decision Making

Alerts of stock-outs of life-saving medicines for antiretroviral therapy (ART) and treating opportunistic infections have emerged from a number of countries in West Africa. Several root causes of stock-outs have been identified such as poor coordination and information sharing among partners. The West Africa HIV and AIDS Regional Dashboard, called HIV and AIDS Commodity Tracking […]

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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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