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Mapping the Financial Flow and Expenditures for Select MNCH Medicines in Uganda

Since the report of the United Nations Commission on Life-saving Commodities for Women and Children (UNCoLSC) was published in 2012, much has been done to highlight the challenges countries face in ensuring the availability of essential commodities and to create resources to assist countries in this endeavor. In most settings, these commodities are procured with government funds, but there is a lack of documented evidence as to how decisions regarding financing for these commodities are made and executed. An understanding of the financial flows for MNCH commodities is critical as countries pursue the goals of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and of universal health coverage and as many go through processes of decentralization. Understanding financial flows for MNCH commodities may also assist the donor community in making smarter investments and assisting countries in mobilizing additional resources. The US Agency for International Development (USAID) commissioned this study in Bangladesh, Nepal, Kenya, and Uganda.

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Mapping the Financial Flow and Expenditures for Select MNCH Medicines in Kenya

Since the report of the United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children (UNCoLSC) was published in 2012, much has been done to highlight the challenges countries face in ensuring the availability of essential commodities and to create resources to assist countries in this endeavor. In most settings, these commodities are procured with government funds, but there is a lack of documented evidence as to how decisions regarding financing for these commodities are made and executed. An understanding of the financial flows for MNCH commodities is critical as countries pursue the goals of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and of universal health coverage and as many go through the process of decentralization. Understanding financial flows for MNCH commodities may also assist the donor community in making smarter investments and assisting countries in mobilizing additional resources. SIAPS conducted an assessment of subnational procurement practices in Kenya. One component of that assessment is related to understanding the financial flows for MNCH commodities.

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Mapping the Financial Flow and Expenditures for Select MNCH Medicines in Bangladesh

Since the report of the United Nations Commission on Life-saving Commodities for Women and Children (UNCoLSC) was published in 2012, much has been done to highlight the challenges countries face in ensuring the availability of essential commodities and to create resources to assist countries in this endeavor. In most settings, these commodities are procured with government funds, but there is a lack of documented evidence as to how decisions regarding financing for these commodities are made and executed. An understanding of the financial flows for MNCH commodities is critical as countries pursue the goals of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and of universal health coverage and as many go through processes of decentralization. Understanding financial flows for MNCH commodities may also assist the donor community in making smarter investments and assisting countries in mobilizing additional resources. The US Agency for International Development (USAID) commissioned this study in Bangladesh, Nepal, Kenya, and Uganda.

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SIAPS Annual Report: Program Year 6

To learn more about SIAPS program activities worldwide, please read our annual report for program year 6.

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Mise en oeuvre de SAGE L100 à la PCG Rapport d’analyse détaillée des exigences

Ce document est le rapport d’analyse détaillée des exigences pour l’automatisation des opérations de la PCG avec SAGE L100 i7 et SAGE Paie. Il a été élaboré par la PCG et S2IT avec l’appui technique du projet SIAPS à travers un atelier et des visites de collecte d’information dans les services de la PCG. Il décrit les processus opérationnels tels qu’ils sont à la PCG, liste les exigences de chaque processus et précise le paramétrage à réaliser dans les applications SAGE par S2IT pour satisfaire ces exigences.

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Guide to Tracking Pharmaceutical Expenditures in a Health System

This guide is designed to take country-level pharmaceutical and financing experts through the System of Health Accounts (SHA) framework as a potential approach that can be adapted to track pharmaceutical expenditures. The guide also reviews important first steps that must be considered to operationalize pharmaceutical expenditure tracking. It is intended to serve as a foundation for a wider conversation about pharmaceutical expenditure tracking approaches and to bring attention to key normative issues including expenditure definitions and boundaries that will need to be addressed before full-scale implementation guidelines for pharmaceutical expenditure tracking can be fully adopted.

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Evaluation of SIAPS Supportive Supervision and Mentorship Activities

This report presents highlights of SIAPS’ work to capacitate health workers on proper pharmaceutical service delivery and stock management over a four-year period (2012 to 2015). SIAPS did a baseline assessment at health facilities (HF) in 2012, and then from 2013 to 2015, its technical advisors provided assistance to address the identified performance gaps. The objectives of this evaluation were to document results achieved from implementing mentorship and supportive supervision (SS) visits in supply chain management and pharmaceutical services; and present lessons learned from the implementation of these visits.

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SIAPS Annual Report: Program Year 5

To learn more about SIAPS program activities worldwide, please read our annual report for program year 5.

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Modernizing Legislation in Swaziland to Improve the Control of Medicines

The weak regulatory system in Swaziland poses a threat to public health and safety and has been an obstacle in the country’s effort to improve access to quality essential medicines and services for managing HIV, controlling tuberculosis, and delivering other priority public health interventions. The legislation governing the regulation of medicines, pharmaceutical establishments, and the pharmacy profession in Swaziland dates back to 1929 and no longer serves as an effective or relevant legal framework for the pharmaceutical sector. Specifically, the absence of a legal mandate for a national medicines regulatory authority has made it difficult for the government to assure the quality, safety, and efficacy of medicines used in the country.

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Analyzing Options for Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems

To promote informed decision making in selecting appropriate interventions to address complex issues faced by health and pharmaceutical systems, the USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) program has prepared this guidance document for technical assistance providers, policymakers, and key stakeholders in pharmaceutical systems to use as they consider system improvements and intervention alternatives. This approach involves active engagement of relevant stakeholders throughout a systematic assessment and comparison of options based on current system considerations, viability of potential interventions in view of their operational characteristics, existing legal and regulatory frameworks, and potential cost implications.

This paper describes an evidence-based approach for the critical and systematic analysis of intervention options in pharmaceutical systems, supported by practical examples and technical annexes that the reader may use to tailor the approach to a variety of technical areas and problems.

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