La présente activité avait pour objectif d’apporter un soutien au Ministère de la Santé et de l’Hygiène publique (MSHP) pour la quantification des besoins en médicaments pour la santé reproductive, maternelle, néonatale et infantile (SRMNI). C’est ainsi que la Direction de la pharmacie et du médicament, à travers l’appui technique et financier de SIAPS, a organisé un atelier pour quantifier les besoins en ces produits. Grâce à la participation de tous les principaux intervenants, un plan d’approvisionnement a été élaboré dans le but d’établir les besoins prévisionnels pour la période s’échelonnant de 2017 à 2020. Les résultats de cet exercice de quantification seront utilisés dans la planification pour mobiliser et obtenir des ressources financières pour ladite période. Aux fins de cet exercice de quantification, la méthode basée sur la morbidité a été utilisée. La prévision des besoins a été faite pour l’ensemble du pays sur la base d’une liste des produits utilisés dans la prise en charge de la femme, du nouveau-né et de l’enfant.
Rapport de quantification des produits de la santé reproductive, maternelle, néonatale et infantile pour la période de janvier 2017 à décembre 2020
The Department of Health-Pharmaceutical Division (DOH-PD) and National TB Program (NTP) in the Philippines adopted the web‐based application Pharmacovigilance Monitoring System (PViMS) to ensure systematic data collection and simplify the analysis of medicine safety information. PViMS is a free web tool developed by SIAPS to help clinicians, regulatory bodies, and implementing partners monitor medicine safety, specifically in resource-limited countries. The SIAPS Program works to improve the availability and quality of information for decision making through the use of electronic tools combined with systems strengthening.
This infographic provides an overview of select SIAPS interventions and results in line with six core health system functions: governance; capacity building; information for decision-making; financing; supply chain; and pharmaceutical services.
The goal of warehouse operations is to satisfy client needs and requirements while effectively utilizing space, equipment, and labor. Warehouse management refers to the monitoring, control, and optimization of warehouse and transportation systems. The objectives of this assessment were to review the existing warehouse management system, including space, equipment, tools, and processes, and identify key requirements and technical specifications for the implementation of WMS technology that is tailored to the Republic of the Philippines’ public health supply system needs.
The Philippines National TB Program’s (NTP) laboratory network strategic plan (LNSP) aims to improve access to quality laboratory services, including establishing new facilities, adopting new diagnostic technologies, and strengthening the laboratory systems. The implementation of laboratory network (LNW) strengthening plans and the performance of the LNW require a comprehensive monitoring of activities to detect problems, document results (performance), and gather lessons from the process. However, many program managers find monitoring difficult to implement because of the lack of knowledge, skills, and operational support, especially for field visits. A contributing factor is management’s weak appreciation of the value of monitoring for program management and improvement. This document aims to provide guidance to health workers who are tasked with monitoring the LNW’s status and performance. In this document, we provide the readers with practical tips on how to monitor—from preparation, data collection, data management, and reporting to a list of indicators to guide data collection.
This report presents highlights of SIAPS’s 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 2017 period.
A multicountry user experience analysis of e-TB Manager and an in-depth study in Ukraine were published. However, the procedural aspects of e-TB Manager implementation in each country were not documented. While facilitators and barriers for eHealth implementation in resource-constrained settings are well known, the objective of this paper is to summarize the tailored implementation approaches given local context, which is a crucial consideration. The paper summarizes the key lessons learned and implications for other electronic health information systems.
The 3rd Biennial Scientific Conference on Medical Products Regulation in Africa (SCOMRA), which took place November 27–28, 2017, in Accra, Ghana, focused on “Sustaining the Momentum for Regulatory Harmonization in Africa.” Participants and presenters shared their experiences and lessons learned to contribute to the future of medical products regulation and harmonization in Africa. Staff from the USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) program presented posters highlighting the program’s work and key findings. SIAPS’s participation in the conference was critical for highlighting the support the program has offered countries to strengthen their medicine regulatory systems since 2011.
The director of the Department of Pharmacy, Medicines, and Diagnostics (DPMED) wishes to adopt suitable software to strengthen the registration system for medicines and other health products. Although computerization yields improvements in the management of regulatory information, its effectiveness will largely depend on the presence of adequate medicines registration procedures and the system’s overall compliance with regional and international standards. This rapid evaluation thus seeks to analyze and understand Benin’s regulatory information management system for medicines registration, make appropriate recommendations, and propose an action plan based on emerging outcomes.