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e-TB Manager Promotes Treatment Quality and Evidence-Based Forecasting of TB Medicines in Ukraine

Assessments conducted in 2013 on the management of TB drugs in Ukraine highlighted specific pharmaceutical management challenges, particularly in terms of data collection, capacity constraints, data quality, and frequency of reporting. Of note, cases of TB within the penitentiary system―roughly 15% of all TB cases in Ukraine―were poorly tracked; even when available, data from the penitentiary system were not integrated with the information system at the Ministry of Health (MOH), which skewed TB surveillance data. Furthermore, ongoing political unrest and personnel changes at the MOH continue to hinder efforts to address these challenges.

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Global Survey of Over 2,000 Users Reveals High Satisfaction with e-TB Manager

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 […]

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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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Join SIAPS at #WCLH2015

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, […]

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Institutionalizing e-TB Manager as a national TB registry in Ukraine

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 […]

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Administration of e-TB Manager Transferred to Ukrainian MoH

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 […]

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World TB Day 2015

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 […]

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Implementation of e-TB Manager in Ukraine: Better Data for Better Health Outcomes

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.

View the abstract (page S212)

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e-TB Manager in Ukraine

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 […]

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e-TB Manager: Strengthening Health Systems, Improving Public Health

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 […]

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