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SIAPS Bangladesh Newsletter: October – December 2016

Inside this issue:

  • Bangladesh Health and Family Welfare Minister Officially Launches SDP Dashboard Module
  • CMSD’s Warehouse Operations Management Capacity Strengthened
  • Standardization of Medical Equipment Ensures Better Public Health Services
  • DGDA Extends Pharmacovigilance Program
  • NTP Officials’ Warehouse Inventory Management Capacity Enhanced through Training
  • Expansion of DGHS eLMIS to Improve Availability of MNCH Medicines
  • SIAPS Develops Manuals to Streamline Subnational Procurement Processes
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SIAPS Activity and Product Status Report: Year 6, Quarter 1

This report presents highlights of SIAPS’ activities organized both by intermediate result area, representing multiple countries where we work, as well as by our global, regional, and country portfolios for the October through December 2016 period.

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SIAPS Annual Report: Program Year 5

Systems thinking is now a widely accepted concept in global health. Governments, donors, and other actors in global health recognize that guaranteeing the availability of medicines is a necessary, but insufficient component to improving health outcomes. Rather, medicines availability must be bolstered by other components, such as ensuring that quality medicines are available and prescribed and dispensed appropriately by health care workers; patients must also use medicines properly. In order to achieve improvements in health for their populations and address health inequities, governments and donors must invest in strengthening health systems. A health system depends on its subcomponent, a pharmaceutical system, for the continuous availability of safe, effective, and affordable essential medicines and other health technologies of assured quality to deliver effective health interventions that improve health outcomes. This is in alignment with USAID’s Vision for Health Systems Strengthening (2015-2019). To this end, the USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program focuses on achieving positive health outcomes by assuring the availability of quality pharmaceutical products and effective pharmaceutical services.

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SIAPS Activity and Product Status Report: Year 5, Quarter 4

This report presents highlights of SIAPS’ activities organized both by intermediate result area, representing multiple countries where we work, as well as by our global, regional, and country portfolios for the July through September 2016 period.

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SIAPS Activity and Product Status Report: Year 5, Quarter 3

This report presents highlights of SIAPS’ activities organized both by intermediate result area, representing multiple countries where we work, as well as by our global, regional, and country portfolios for the April through June 2016 period.

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Quarterly Activity Report for SIAPS/Mali FY15 Funds: January—March 2016

This report is requested by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mali Mission on a quarterly basis. Its purpose is to present information on progress in the implementation of activities that the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program in Mali planned for its program year (PY) 5 work plan.

The report describes achievements and related indicators, challenges, and lessons learned as well as progress in the areas of gender integration, family planning compliance activities, Ebola activities, and the environmental report.

A summary narrative on activities undertaken during the second quarter of PY5 is provided, as is an indicators table presenting the cumulative achievements to date.

During the second quarter of PY5, SIAPS supported the Ministry of Health (MOH) in implementing several activities with the aim of strengthening pharmaceutical governance, building capacity of individuals and institutions in pharmaceutical management, making logistics data available for decision making, and strengthening pharmaceutical services.

The data also suggest areas where efforts should be maintained or increased in terms of support to health facilities and services to patients through continuous coaching and supportive supervision visits.

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SIAPS Bangladesh Newsletter: February 2016

Inside this issue:

  • Bangladesh National Drug Formulary 2015 Launched
  • Real-Time Stock Reporting: Safeguarding the Lives of Women and Children
  • Health Information System Mapping Analysis Conducted
  • MOHFW Gears Up to Take Over SCMP
  • DGDA Partners with KOICA to Bolster Staff Capacity
  • Electronic Logistics Management Information System Developed for DGHS
  • Reducing Newborn and Child Death through Public-Private Partnership
  • Innovative Approach Helps Peripheral TB Patients Get Quality Medicines
  • Development of the 4th HPNSDP is Underway
  • International Training Enhances MOHFW’s Official’s Procurement Capacity
  • SOP Developed to Strengthen DGDA’s Post-Marketing Surveillance Capacity
  • SIAPS Extends Support to Bangladesh Country Coordination Mechanism
  • Harmonization of Inventory Tools Improves DGHS’ Inventory Management
  • Ensuring Medicine Safety through Improved Pharmacovigilance
  • e-TB Manager Improves Recording and REporting for TB Control
  • SMC’s Logistics Management Improves with SIAPS Assistance
  • Abstracts and Poster Presentations Showcasing SIAPS Bangladesh at International Forums in 2015
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Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services: Malaria Quarterly Update – January—March 2016

Working closely with the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) in both Washington and PMI- focus countries, the US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program aims to ensure the availability of quality pharmaceutical products and effective pharmaceutical services in support of PMI objectives. To this end, and based on the PMI’s priorities, SIAPS endeavors to improve pharmaceutical governance, build capacity to manage malaria products while addressing the information needed for managing them, strengthen financing strategies and mechanisms to improve access to malaria medicines, and improve the quality of pharmaceutical services provided to malaria patients.

The SIAPS technical approach emphasizes health systems strengthening with a special focus on improving metrics, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), developing the capacity of local governments and organizations, and increasing country ownership. Through this approach, SIAPS aims to promote the availability and use of malaria products, including artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), rapid diagnostic tests (RDT), and medicines for severe malaria. At the country level, SIAPS collaborates with national malaria control programs and Central Medical Stores (CMS) to develop and implement strategies to strengthen pharmaceutical management to prevent and improve case management of malaria. Areas supported by SIAPS include: training; quantification; strengthening supply chain systems, including logistics management information; community and malaria case management; rational use; and medication safety. SIAPS works to strengthen malaria pharmaceutical management at the national level in Angola, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Guinea, Mali, Niger, and South Sudan. In addition, SIAPS provides regional support in Latin America.

This report describes the major activities that SIAPS conducted at the global level and in each of the countries and region mentioned above between January and March 2016.

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Malaria Newsletter: April 2016

Welcome to the 2016 Edition of the Malaria Newsletter! We are glad you are reading. In this edition, you will find information on the tremendous work that is being done by the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) and its partners to reduce malaria-related morbidity and mortality in South Sudan.

This April 25, 2016, South Sudan joins the rest of the world in commemorating World Malaria Day with the national theme, “Towards Malaria-Free South Sudan.” This national theme meshes well with the global theme of “End Malaria for Good.” As indicated in the findings of the 2009 and 2013 Malaria Indicators Survey, South Sudan is making steady progress in the fight against malaria. But, the country is still a ways off from achieving the targets set in the 2007-2013 National Malaria Strategic Plan. It is imperative that the Ministry of Health (MOH) continues to scale up and sustain all malaria interventions in the country.

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SIAPS Activity and Product Status Report: Year 5, Quarter 2

This report presents highlights of SIAPS’ activities organized both by intermediate result area, representing multiple countries where we work, as well as by our global, regional, and country portfolios for the January through March 2016 period.

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