The DGDA invited the USAID-funded SIAPS program to provide support for a comprehensive assessment of the Bangladeshi pharmaceutical regulatory system. The SIAPS program used the Regulatory Systems Assessment Tool (RSAT) to conduct a structured assessment of the DGDA, reviewed more than 50 documents, and conducted interviews with key informants. The assessment also reviewed the DGDA’s Operational Plan for Strengthening of Drug Administration and Management as contained in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) Health, Population, and Nutrition Sector Development Program (HPNSDP) strategic plan for 2011-2016.
Assessment of the Regulatory Systems and Capacity of the Directorate General for Drug Administration in Bangladesh
The study’s objective was to describe and analyze the performance of national pharmacovigilance (PV) systems in 46 sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries in protecting the public from harm and improving health outcomes.
Miller V, Nwokike J, Stergachis A. Pharmacovigilance and global HIV/AIDS. Current Opinion in HIV & AIDS. 2012;7:299-304.
Pharmacovigilance Activities in HIV and AIDS Programs in Eight Sub-Saharan African Countries: Opportunities to Enhance Treatment Outcomes and Ensure Patient Safety
Monitoring adverse drug reactions is becoming a priority for public health programs involved in large scale-ups of new essential medicines. Under an interagency agreement between the US Food and Drug Administration and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the SPS program assessed pharmacovigilance activities of 32 PHPs in sub-Saharan Africa. Poster displayed at the International AIDS 2012 conference in Washington DC, 22nd-27th July 2012.
In the July 2012 issue of Current Opinion in HIV & AIDS, SIAPS has contributed to the Pharmacovigilance and global HIV/AIDS article, which focuses on the current situation in global pharmacovigilance for HIV/AIDS treatment.
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