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Strengthening Patient-centered Pharmacovigilance in South Africa

In an effort to strengthen national HIV/AIDS pharmacovigilance activities, the National Pharmacovigilance Center (NPC) has established a cost-effective way of promoting the safe, effective use of medicines in South Africa through the implementation of a decentralized pharmacovigilance program. This new initiative is being carried out with support from the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals […]

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The West Africa Regional Project Dashboard: Better information for Better Decision Making

Alerts of stock-outs of life-saving medicines for antiretroviral therapy (ART) and treating opportunistic infections have emerged from a number of countries in West Africa. Several root causes of stock-outs have been identified such as poor coordination and information sharing among partners. The West Africa HIV and AIDS Regional Dashboard, called HIV and AIDS Commodity Tracking […]

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April 2014 SIAPS/SCMS/BLC Newsletter

In this issue:

BLC Supports Evidence-Based Programming of the CAFO Capacity Building Interventions, Guiding Procurement and Prescribing of ARVs and other Medicines using the NEMLIST, Namibia launches the New Progressive ART Guidelines, Equipping Public Health Supply Chain Managers with Leadership and Management Skills, Streamlining the Regulation of Pharmacy Personnel in Namibia, Improving Adherence to ARV Medicines in Namibia, Strengthening Infection Control Committees at Different Levels of the Health System in Namibia, Motivating Pioneer Pharmacy Students towards Future Role in Delivery of ART and other Pharmaceutical Services

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Antiretroviral and Sexual and Reproductive Health Commodity Quarterly Supply Planning Technical Report: Quarter 2

Each year, the Swaziland Ministry of Health’s Central Medical Store (CMS) conducts a one-year quantification exercise to budget for HIV commodities. In 2012/2013, using supply planning software developed by the United States Agency of International Development (USAID)-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS), the Ministry was able to save $US 6.1 million by avoiding extraneous procurement of antiretroviral (ARV) therapy commodities with no stock-outs occurring during this budget year. SIAPS’s Pipeline® Monitoring and Procurement Planning System (Pipeline monitors the status of product pipelines and procurement plans, providing information needed to ensure the regular and consistent stock of products at the program or national level.

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Antiretroviral and Sexual and Reproductive Health Commodity Quarterly Supply Planning Technical Report: Quarter 1

Swaziland’s Central Medical Store worked with SIAPS to carry out a one-year quantification exercise for HIV commodities that informed quantities and budgets required for FY 2013 through FY 2014.  SIAPS put into place a systematic process for supply planning using the Pipeline® Monitoring and Procurement Planning System (PipeLine), a software tool designed to help program managers monitor the status of their product pipelines and product procurement plans.

 

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Swaziland Medicines Safety Watch

In collaboration with the National TB Control Program and  the National AIDS Program,  Swaziland’s Pharmacovigilance Centre launched the first Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV Active Surveillance System at six pilot sites in May 2013. The Swaziland Medicines Safety Watch provides safety reports and information on the implementation of the active surveillance activity.

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August 2013 SIAPS/SCMS/BLC Newsletter

The SIAPS/SCMS/BLC Namibia e-Newsletter is a monthly newsletter that keeps you abreast of activities fundedby the USAID and implemented by MSH Namibia. Key focus areas are strengthening health systems, capacity building, and human resource development.

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June 2013 SIAPS/SCMS/BLC Newsletter

The SIAPS/SCMS/BLC Namibia e-Newsletter is a monthly newsletter that keeps you abreast of activities fundedby the USAID and implemented by MSH Namibia. Key focus areas are strengthening health systems, capacity building, and human resource development.

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April 2013 SIAPS/SCMS/BLC Newsletter

The SIAPS/SCMS/BLC Namibia e-Newsletter is a monthly newsletter that keeps you abreast of activities fundedby the USAID and implemented by MSH Namibia. Key focus areas are strengthening health systems, capacity building, and human resource development.

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Namibia Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence Baseline Survey Report

The Namibia Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Adherence and Improvement Initiative is a phased approach guiding the implementation of adherence activities in Namibia over the period May 2011 to April 2013. The approach consists of seven implementation phases of
adherence activities. The Namibia ART Baseline Adherence Survey was the first step in this systematic approach, designed to provide the baseline information required for design of cost-effective interventions.

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