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SIAPS Gathers Health Leaders for Strategy Meeting in Angola; Trains Health Staff on Quantimed

By Stacy Lu, SIAPS Technical Writer Based on USAID/Angola’s Gindungo Newsletter by Paul McDermott, Acting USAID/Angola Mission Director, and Gastao Figueiredo, Editor The Angolan Central Procurement Agency for Medicines and Medical Supplies (CECOMA) has developed a draft strategy to reform and strengthen the country’s pharmaceuticals system. CECOMA developed the strategy during a hree-day workshop in June […]

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Using Quantimed Software to Estimate Mali’s Commodities Needs

Mali faces difficulty in ensuring the availability of HIV and AIDS medicines and supplies. Inadequate tools for quantifying the needs for medicines, poor donor coordination around the national HIV commodities forecasting, and an inadequate supply plan has affected not only the consensus on quantification results of HIV and AIDS commodities, but also the very commitment […]

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How it’s used: Quantimed is designed to improve the accuracy of order planning and budgeting by providing a systematic approach to organizing and analyzing data. Quantimed facilitates the calculation of commodity needs using either a single method or a combination of any of the three primary quantification methods: past consumption, morbidity patterns, and proxy consumption. […]

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Tools and Guidance

An effective health system depends on high-quality pharmaceutical information, from supply inventory records to financial data. SIAPS improves the quality and availability of information  with a suite of electronic tools that help pharmaceutical managers develop sound policies and monitor supplies and services.         e-TB Manager management information needs for tuberculosis patients Electronic […]

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