SIAPS Namibia staff helped the Pharmaceutical Services Division of the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) of Namibia to revise the National Medicines Policy (NMP). The NMP, launched in 1998 and revised in 2012, provides guidelines and development objectives for the country’s pharmaceutical sectors. It provides the framework within which pharmaceutical sector priorities are […]
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Establishing Pooled Procurement Systems among Faith-Based Organizations: A Guidance Document for Successful Implementation
Faith-based organizations play a vital role in many developing countries in ensuring access to essential medicines and delivering health services to patients. This is particularly the case in rural areas, where public health facilities do not exist or are inadequate. However, many faith-based organizations face challenges with providing a continuous supply and reliable availability of essential medicines. The influx of poor-quality (counterfeit) medicines on the African continent is also a growing challenge. Furthermore, weak regulatory systems, poor enforcement of regulatory laws, and challenges associated with procurement and distribution of medicines by faith-based organization in many countries have resulted in varying approaches and designs of procurement mechanisms in this sector that are inefficient and not cost-effective.
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From the development of sound policies and legislation, to the selection, procurement, and distribution of medicines; governance issues permeate all levels of the pharmaceutical sector and heavily influence the availability and accessibility of medicines and other health commodities. The USAID-funded SIAPS project is pleased to announce the launch of a new course on USAID’s Global Health […]
The direct involvement of pharmacists in patient care (clinical pharmacy services) is a key intervention to optimize the outcomes of medicine therapy, thereby improving the quality of patient care. The Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency (PFSA) has been collaborating in efforts to implement clinical pharmacy services in the Ethiopian health care system. As part of the efforts, the preparation of a guiding document to standardize clinical pharmacy services provided by health facilities was determined to be necessary.
This is the first edition of the Standard Operating Procedures Manual for the Provision of Clinical Pharmacy Services in Ethiopia. This manual will contribute greatly to the standardization of the provision of clinical pharmacy services in the country.
By Hailu Tadeg, SIAPS Country Project Director for Ethiopia Ethiopia’s public health system has undergone a remarkable expansion in the last five years. The number of hospitals has increased from 116 in 2009 to 156 in 2014 with an additional 123 new hospitals in the pipeline. Additionally, the number of health centers has grown from […]
SIAPS provided technical assistance to facilitate the expedited assessment and registration of new and existing ARV formulations to support the […]
- Strengthening Registration and Quality Assurance Systems for Generic ARVs, Related Medicines, and Devices in Namibia
In Namibia, USAID has been providing funding for technical assistance in the areas of pharmaceutical management and systems strengthening since […]
On Wednesday, December 6, SIAPS presented its webinar “What Gets Defined, Gets Measured: Definitions and a Framework for Measuring Pharmaceutical […]