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SIAPS Trains Disaster Relief Workers Addressing Syria Crisis

SIAPS held two consecutive one-week training sessions from May 6 to 18 in Amman, Jordan, to help aid organizations providing disaster relief in Syria, Iraq, Turkey, and Yemen. The trainings aimed to help attendees hone their pharmaceutical supply chain management skills as they assisted internally displaced persons from Syria and Yemen. Forty-nine participants traveled from […]

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Pharmadex Launched in Bangladesh

On May 17, 2017, the Honorable Minister Mohammad Nasim, Member of Parliament (MP), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), officially launched Pharmadex in Bangladesh. Pharamdex (http://pharmadexbd.org/) is a web-based integrated information system that facilitates the submission, review, and evaluation of medicine registration applications and dossiers on the basis of international standards and formats. Minister […]

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e-TB Manager: Nine country user experience analysis shows positive results

The International Journal of Medical Informatics recently published the results of a user experience analysis that SIAPS led on e-TB Manager, a digital health tool used to manage TB patients. Using quantitative methods, SIAPS staff analyzed user experiences in nine diverse country health systems that cumulatively bear nearly one-third of the world’s TB burden. The study compared […]

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SIAPS Co-organizes D4D Conference in Dhaka

SIAPS was a co-organizer of the International Conference on Data for Decision (D4D) in Health in Dhaka, Bangladesh, hosted by the country’s Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The conference, which took place April 1–3, 2017, laid out priority actions and targets to strengthen country data and accountability systems. WHO and USAID also co-organized the […]

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SIAPS closes in Ethiopia

On 17 March 2017, SIAPS Ethiopia held a closing ceremony in Addis Ababa. Guests from partner government and non-government organizations, USAID, universities and health facilities were present at the event and expressed their appreciation for the systems strengthening work SIAPS has done in Ethiopia. SIAPS has been in Ethiopia for the last five years working […]

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SIAPS launches four hospital DTCs in Sierra Leone

The USAID-funded SIAPS Program expanded its ongoing pharmaceutical sector strengthening interventions in Sierra Leone to include Drug and Therapeutics Committees (DTCs). DTCs were officially launched in the Connaught, Ola During Children’s, Makeni Government, and PCM hospitals at an event in March 2017 in Freetown. An additional 20 hospitals throughout the country are scheduled to implement […]

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Improving data for decision making: Philippines adopts SIAPS-developed Pharmacovigilance Monitoring System

With the introduction of new anti-tuberculosis (TB) medicines and novel TB treatment regimens in the Philippines, active pharmacovigilance is needed to ensure that both patient safety and the effectiveness of the treatment are monitored. As an important step in pharmacovigilance implementation, the Philippine Department of Health – Pharmaceutical Division (DOH-PD) has adopted the Pharmacovigilance Monitoring […]

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SIAPS donates equipment to benefit school, homeless, and elderly in Namibia

SIAPS recently transferred office equipment and household items—which the program had acquired during the previous USAID-funded Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems project, also implemented by MSH—to the Christian Family Centre (CFC) in Windhoek. The CFC is involved in ministry, education, and support to homeless Namibians. The USAID mission in Namibia selected it as a recipient of the […]

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How can private medicine vendors help fight drug-resistant TB?

Tuberculosis is one of the world’s deadliest diseases, and multi-drug resistant TB has contributed significantly to the growing global threat of antimicrobial resistance. Yet in many of the countries most burdened by the disease, about half of those who have TB see private medicine vendors before any other health care professional. That can compound the […]

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Bedaquiline treatment reaches patients in Uganda, Swaziland, Philippines, and Georgia

The Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program works with countries to adopt new medicines and regimens, such as bedaquiline for MDR-TB, using a systems strengthening approach that engages stakeholders, builds on existing systems or establishes new ones where appropriate, strengthens human resources via trainings, improves the distribution chain for new TB […]

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