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SIAPS Central Asia End of Project Report

Project dates: September 2012 – March 2017

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Nationwide roll-out of QuanTB in Uzbekistan

In September 2015, USAID’s Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) helped the Uzbek Ministry of Health (MOH) successfully complete a nationwide roll-out of QuanTB, a tuberculosis (TB) quantification tool. QuanTB is a downloadable desktop tool that transforms complicated calculations into a user-friendly dashboard displaying key information for managing medicines.  By serving as […]

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SIAPS Helps Uzbek Ministry of Health Improve LMIS for TB

In mid-June the USAID-funded SIAPS program assisted the Uzbek Ministry of Health in updating their Logistics Management and Information System (LMIS) for tuberculosis (TB) treatment medicines. Originally implemented in in 2003, the paper-based system was in need of major revisions, and in-country TB drug management specialists hadn’t been trained on the LMIS in over seven […]

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Initiation of the Pilot on Implementation of the Early Warning and Quantification System for Anti-TB Medicines in Uzbekistan

A comprehensive indicator-based assessment of the tuberculosis (TB) in pharmaceutical management system, which was conducted with SIAPS assistance in July-August of 2014, revealed crucial needs for strengthening the anti-TB medicines supply system in Uzbekistan through improved supply planning and implementation of an early warning mechanism in order to avoid problems with stocks-outs and expiration of medicines.

SIAPS worked with the National TB Pharmaceutical Management working group on setting up of the early warning and quantification system with the use of QuanTB, an electronic quantification and early warning system. It was decided that in the first quarter of 2015, the system will be piloted in 3 regions (Samarkand, Khorezm, and Fergana oblasts) and Tashkent City, which will be managed and coordinated by the central level.

On January 26-29, 2015 SIAPS team conducted a workshop with a goal to train the participants in piloting the system for early warning and quantification of anti-TB medicines. The workshop was conducted for 16 representatives of the National TB Pharmaceutical Management Working Group and TB pharmaceutical managers of 4 pilot areas. Countrywide rollout of the system is expected to start in June 2015, based on the experience from the pilot regions, which will be discussed during the post-pilot workshop in May, 2015.

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SIAPS Speakers Present at 2015 Global Health Mini-University

Three members of the SIAPS team presented at the 2015 Global Health Mini-University, held on Monday, March 2, at the George Washington University’s Cloyd Heck Marvin Center in Washington, DC. SIAPS Technical Associate Shirin Kakayeva presented on multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Central Asia, highlighting the high MDR-TB burden in Tajikistan (13%) and Uzbekistan (23%) in particular. Kakayeva discussed the […]

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Strengthening the TB pharmaceutical management system and ensuring patients’ uninterrupted access to anti-TB medicines in Uzbekistan

By Shirin Kakayeva, SIAPS Technical Associate and Dr. Archil Salakaia, SIAPS Central Asia Portfolio Manager Uzbekistan is one of 18 high-priority countries in the WHO’s European region, and is among 27 high-burden multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) countries in the world. As the uninterrupted supply of anti-TB medicines is necessary for the survival of TB patients, pharmaceutical management […]

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SIAPS Supports the Republic of Uzbekistan in Conducting an Assessment of the TB Pharmaceutical Management System

To ensure successful treatment and prevention of TB, countries should have strong pharmaceutical management systems to ensure uninterrupted supply of quality anti-TB medicines. Acknowledging shortcomings of the existing TB pharmaceutical management system (TB PM), Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Health (MOH) requested that SIAPS provide assistance and conduct a countrywide TB PM assessment. SIAPS, in collaboration with […]

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