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Human Resource Capacity Development for ART and Pharmaceutical Services in Namibia, October 2014-September 2015

SIAPS Namibia applied the capacity building approach to support the Ministry of Health and Social Services to enhance the capacity of two local training institutions—UNAM-SoP and the NHTC—to train pharmacists and PAs, respectively. With SIAPS technical assistance for defining a career path for PAs, UNAM-SoP started training pharmacy technicians, a new cadre in Namibia. SIAPS also continued its efforts to enhance the capacity of individuals through pre- and in-service training to ensure that health workers have adequate skills to administer quality pharmaceutical services. The capacity building interventions were done through training workshops and on-the-job technical assistance provided during support supervisory visits (SSVs) and remotely.

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Establishment of Pre-Service Mid-Level Pharmacy Training in Swaziland: From Assessment to Implementation

To assess the feasibility of launching a pharmacy training program or programs in Swaziland, the assessment considered the establishment of different pharmacy training programs with different training models, taking into consideration market requirements in both the public and private sectors. The feasibility assessment recommended the ideal curriculum to be adopted for Swaziland.

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Promising Practices in Supply Chain Management

This series of briefs, commissioned by the Supply and Awareness Technical Reference Team (TRT) of the United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women’s and Children’s Health (UNColSC), aims to share some of the promising practices and tested solutions from Every Women Every Child (EWEC) countries. The promising practices in these briefs provide ministries of health and their partners with specific guidance on ways in which other EWEC countries have addressed specific supply chain barriers and challenges. Although the focus of this series is on improving access to the 13 life-saving commodities identified by the Commission, the Supply and Awareness TRT has adopted a holistic approach to in-country supply chain strengthening. A strong supply chain design, as illustrated in the examples and case studies included in this document, supports the availability of all commodities, including the priority commodities named by the Commission.

This series of briefs focuses on five key domains and two cross-cutting areas, documenting more than 30 proven or promising practices and related case studies.

Series Overview

  1. Quantification
  2. Procurement
  3. Warehousing
  4. Distribution
  5. Service Delivery and Utilization
  6. Data Management
  7. Human Resources
  8. Proven Practices
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Health Workers Save Lives Daily—If We Train, Support, and Empower Them

On March 26, Dr. Maheen Malik, Senior Technical Advisor for the US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program and Management Sciences for Health (MSH), briefed the Congressional Women’s Caucus on strengthening the health workforce in fragile countries. This blog is re-posted from the MSH website. It […]

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