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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By Kelly Sawyer, Technical Associate – TB An 18-point anonymous, global satisfaction survey of over 2,000 users of e-TB Manager from 9 countries yielded a 76% response rate. A web-based tool for managing all the information needed by national tuberculosis (TB) control programs, e-TB Manager integrates data across all aspects of TB control. The user […]
This week, SIAPS joins delegates from all over the globe for the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health (#WCLH2015), in Cape Town, South Africa. At this year’s conference, SIAPS staff will present at several sessions focusing on how strong pharmaceutical systems support efforts to end TB including increasing access to TB medicines, expanding pharmacovigilance systems, […]
Ukraine has the second-highest burden of TB in the European region. According to the Ukraine’s Ministry of Health, TB is the leading cause of death from infectious diseases in the country. Ukraine’s efforts at TB control use a mix of standardized approaches, including Stop TB strategies, as well as directly observed therapy short-course (DOTS) guidelines […]
On October 16, SIAPS Program officially transferred administration of e-TB manager, a web-based TB information system, to the Ukrainian Ministry of Health (MoH). e-TB Manager was piloted in six Ukrainian oblasts in 2010 under SIAPS Program’s predecessor, the Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) Program, before a nationwide roll-out began in 2012. e-TB Manager is now an official information […]
The overall goal of the SIAPS/Bangladesh program is to build the capacity of MOHFW and its key directorates—DGFP, DGHS, DGDA, and HED—and other indigenous institutions to efficiently and effectively manage their procurement and supply chain management activities. Special focus will be given to TB commodity management at all levels. Read about their progress toward this goal in their July 2015 newsletter.
In spite of being both preventable and curable, tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global health threat. Second only to HIV/AIDS in terms of deaths caused by a single pathogen, TB killed nearly 17% of the 9 million people infected by the disease in 2013. While effective interventions led to a decrease in TB cases in […]
Moskalyk D, Folmsbee J, Salakaia A, Pavlova O. Implementation of e-TB Manager in Ukraine: Better Data for Better Health Outcomes. Oral presentation at the 45th World Conference on Lung Health of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases. Barcelona, Spain.
Abstract on the use of SIAPS’ tool e-TB Manager in Ukraine to be Presented at Global Conference in Spain Congratulations to the SIAPS/Ukraine team on being accepted to present their abstract on the e-TB manager at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona, Spain, which will take place October 28-November 1 of this […]
Weak health information systems are a bottleneck for effective tuberculosis (TB) control. The emergence of drug‐resistant TB (DR-TB) increases the need for tools that allows effectively managed information on diagnosing, prescribing practices, treatment, and rational medicines use, while also supporting uninterrupted availability of anti-TB medicines. e-TB Manager is a system-strengthening, comprehensive electronic web-based information system, developed […]