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Enhanced TB Microscopy Training of Trainers

This document is a compilation of the training materials used for the course entitled “Enhanced TB Microscopy Training of Trainers.” The course was held on July 25 to 29, 2016, at the Cebu TB Reference Laboratory in Cebu City, Philippines, and is part of the activities under the National TB Program (NTP) Laboratory Training Decentralization Strategy. This training of trainers (TOT) was planned, organized, and implemented jointly by SIAPS/PH, the National TB Reference Laboratory (NTRL), and the Department of Health (DOH) Regional Office for Central Visayas. The materials for this course were designed so that they can be used in the original or modified version in future TOTs for TB microscopy or for other NTP laboratory training. Trainers from the NTP will benefit from these materials as they will find them useful when they plan and conduct future trainings.

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DHIS2 and e-TB Manager Interoperability: Creating a Stronger Digital Health System in Bangladesh

In 2015, at the request of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), SIAPS undertook a comprehensive mapping exercise of the existing HIS tools in the country to review their scopes and performances and explore opportunities to link the tools to improve efficiency.
The assessment included a deep dive into the DHIS2 platform to assess the system’s capacity, robustness, data security, and interoperability and strongly recommended that the country continue using DHIS2 for data aggregation, analysis, and reporting, with a caution that overload of individual patient data should be avoided. This recommendation triggered a thoughtful consideration to integrate the standalone e-TB Manager with DHIS2 so that patient summary data become available through DHIS2 for indicator reporting and decision making.

 

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Measurement of TB Indicators using e-TB Manager (TB Patient Management Information System)

This document offers a wide selection of indicators relevant to the TB program in Bangladesh. To calculate the TB indicators, this document is based on the nationally adopted, web-based e-TB Manager, which is being implemented by the National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) with technical assistance from SIAPS.

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Strengthening TB Pharmaceutical Management in Region IV-A Through Partnership and Capacity Building

In the Philippines, tuberculosis (TB) is the sixth leading cause of death, mostly affecting the poor and vulnerable populations. Stock-outs of TB medicines in public health facilities compromise treatment of patients with TB because of limited access and additional burden of out-of-pocket expenses for medicines. As part of the improvement of the overall supply chain of the TB program, SIAPS has been working with the Department of Health central office with focus on quantification, procurement, storage, distribution, and pharmacovigilance. In addition, the National TB Control Program (NTP) requested SIAPS to develop an action-oriented practical guide for TB pharmaceutical management.

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Sierra Leone Program Update: Strengthening quantification practices

SIAPS supported the establishment and initial training of a national quantification committee and seven quantification technical working groups in October 2016. The national quantification committee and the technical working groups are coordination mechanisms for effective management of pharmaceuticals in the country. SIAPS also supported the Directorate of Drugs and Medical Supplies (DDMS) and the Free Health Care Initiative (FHCI) technical working group in conducting a multiyear quantification of pharmaceuticals. Data from multiple sources, including the SIAPS-supported Continuous Results Monitoring and Support System, were used to support evidence-based decision making. SIAPS also trained all members of the tuberculosis quantification technical working group on the use of QuanTB, a quantification and early warning tool SIAPS developed to improve quantification and procurement processes for TB medicines.

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Implementing QuanTB to Improve Forecasting, Supply Planning, and Early Warning Systems for TB Medicines: Zimbabwe Report

SIAPS conducted a review of its TB technical assistance and the QuanTB implementation in Zimbabwe. Specific objectives were to determine:

• Key achievements or results of SIAPS QuanTB technical assistance in Zimbabwe
• Experiences and perspectives of the beneficiaries from the NTP
• Challenges and lessons learned

This brief summarizes key aspects and results of the Zimbabwe review.

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Implementing QuanTB to Improve Forecasting, Supply Planning, and Early Warning Systems for TB Medicines: Zambia Report

SIAPS conducted a review of its TB technical assistance and the QuanTB implementation in Zambia. Specific objectives were to determine:

  • Key achievements or results of SIAPS QuanTB technical assistance in Zambia
  • Experiences and perspectives of the beneficiaries from the NTP
  • Challenges and lessons learned

This report summarizes key aspects and results of the Zambia review.

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Implementing QuanTB to Improve Forecasting, Supply Planning, and Early Warning Systems for TB Medicines: Uganda Report

SIAPS conducted a review of SIAPS TB technical assistance and the QuanTB implementation in Uganda. Specific objectives were to determine:

  • Key achievements or results of the SIAPS QuanTB technical assistance in Uganda
  • Experiences and perspectives of the beneficiaries of the NTP
  • Challenges and lessons learned

This report summarizes key aspects and results of the Uganda review.

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Implementing QuanTB to Improve Forecasting, Supply Planning, and Early Warning Systems for TB Medicines: Tanzania Report

SIAPS conducted a review of its TB technical assistance and the QuanTB implementation in Tanzania. Specific objectives were to determine:

  • Key achievements or results of SIAPS QuanTB technical assistance in Tanzania
  • Experiences and perspectives of the beneficiaries from the NTLP
  • Challenges and lessons learned

This report summarizes key aspects and results of the analysis for Tanzania.

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Implementing QuanTB to Improve Forecasting, Supply Planning, and Early Warning Systems for TB Medicines: Tajikistan Report

SIAPS conducted a review of SIAPS TB technical assistance and the QuanTB implementation in Tajikistan. Specific objectives were to determine:

  • Key achievements or results of SIAPS QuanTB technical assistance in Tajikistan
  • Experiences and perspectives of the beneficiaries from the NTP
  • Challenges and lessons learned

This report summarizes key aspects and results of the Tajikistan review.

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