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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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Bangladesh Health and Family Welfare Minister Officially Launches SDP Dashboard Module

The Service Delivery Point (SDP) Dashboard Module of the Directorate General of Family Planning’s (DGFP) electronic Logistics Management Information System (eLMIS; https://scmpbd.org/index.php/lmis-dashboard) was formally launched on November 30, 2016, at the Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka (the system was rolled out and has been used since June 2015). The Honorable Minister Mohammad Nasim, Member of […]

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Technical Program Update: Combating Antimicrobial Resistance with Stronger Health Systems

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the world’s most pressing and urgent global health threats— one that could erode the current progress against tuberculosis (TB), malaria, HIV/AIDS, and many other infectious diseases. In conjunction with World Antibiotic Awareness Week (14-20 November), the SIAPS Program has published a technical program update on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance with Stronger Health […]

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SIAPS at the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health: Oct. 26-29, 2016

SIAPS has an exciting lineup of workshops, panels and poster presentations at this year’s Union Conference that showcase the program’s work towards improving the management of integrated TB services, from prevention and accurate diagnosis to treatment and case management.  Below is a complete list of all SIAPS presentations during the conference. Follow us on Twitter […]

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From Data to Action: Data-Informed Decision Making in Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (Webinar)

On Thursday, October 13, 2016, the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program hosted a special webinar and live Q&A session on how access to and use of data helps to build resilient and responsive pharmaceutical systems. Access to and use of quality data and information management tools enables governments, healthcare providers, and […]

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SIAPS Cameroon Holds Closing Ceremony Event

SIAPS Cameroon’s Closing Ceremony Event took place on the 25th of August 2016 in Yaoundé. It was chaired by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Profesor Koulla-Shiro, and accompanied by the General Inspector of the Ministry of Health, Professeur Biwole Sida, the US Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. David Brownstein, the Permanent Secretary […]

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SIAPS and K4Health Update and Publish Free e-Learning Courses on Antimicrobial Resistance

By Aubrey Clark, Technical Advisor for Pharmaceutical Services, and Mohan P. Joshi, Principal Technical Advisor and Cluster Lead for Pharmaceutical Services On September 21st, global leaders attending this year’s United Nations General Assembly will discuss one of the most pressing global public health threats of our time: antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This AMR meeting is only the […]

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