SIAPS supported the MoHSS to design and implement a web-based electronic information system (dashboard) for both patient and stock status in Namibia. It was designed to improve coordination among facility, district, regional, and national stakeholders involved in HIV commodity management; increase the use of pharmaceutical information for management decision making at all levels of health care; and improve planning for financial resources for pharmaceutical commodities. The dashboard comprises a module for monitoring 22 pharmaceutical services delivery indicators, a module that summarizes the number of people accessing ART services, and an early warning system against stock-outs of antiretrovirals (ARVs) and other essential medicines.
SIAPS/Namibia Presents New Community-Based Antiretroviral Dispensing Services to the USAID Director for Southern Africa
The SIAPS team in Namibia joined other PEPFAR-implementing partners for the orientation of USAID’s newly appointed Director for Southern Africa, Mr. John Groarke. On September 27-28, 2017, Mr. Groake visited health facilities in the Omusati and Oshana regions in the North Central part of Namibia where he received updates on the progress of the community-based […]
Efficiently managing pharmacy appointments for large numbers of patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) at public health facilities is challenging without a simple, computerized tool, such as the electronic dispensing tool (EDT). Download this article as a PDF At public health facilities in Namibia, pharmacy staff and nurses use the EDT to manage the register of […]
Hastening ARV Dispensing in Namibia’s Public Health Facilities with the Electronic Dispensing Tool: Mr. George Lukonga’s Experience
By Harriet Kagoya, Senior M&E Advisor and Chipo Chirefu-Toto, Senior Finance and Operations Manager for the SIAPS Program Mr. George Lukonga is accustomed to dealing with 200 to 300 patients being treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART) on a daily basis. Lukonga is the Senior Pharmacist Assistant at the Katima Mulilo Hospital in the Zambezi region […]
Enhancing the Delivery of Antiretroviral Treatment Using Mobile Dispensing Technology in Namibia’s Kavango and Zambezi Regions
Katelyn Payne, SIAPS Project Associate, Greatjoy Mazibuko, SIAPS Senior Technical Advisor, and Bayobuya Phulu, SIAPS Senior Technical Advisor Conquering Geographic Barriers At the Nankudu District Hospital in the North Eastern part of Namibia’s Kavango region, nurses are busy preparing antiretroviral treatment (ART) medicine packs—just one of the many duties they have to ensure patients receive […]
The SIAPS/SCMS/BLC Namibia e-Newsletter is a monthly newsletter that keeps you abreast of activities funded by the USAID and implemented by MSH Namibia. Key focus areas are strengthening health systems, capacity building, and human resource development.
- Therapeutics Information and Pharmacovigilance Centre's Analysis of Spontaneous Adverse Events due to Antiretroviral and Other Medicines
The use of antiretrovirals (ARVs) in combination for treating patients with HIV has greatly ameliorated morbidity and mortality by reducing […]
SIAPS worked with global and in-country partners to improve access to and use of life-saving medicines for women and children, […]
- Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures for the Supply Chain Management of Drugs Used in Mass Drug Administration of Neglected Tropical Disease Programs
One of the constraints to effective control of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is that the needed medicines are often not […]