The director of the Department of Pharmacy, Medicines, and Diagnostics (DPMED) wishes to adopt suitable software to strengthen the registration system for medicines and other health products. Although computerization yields improvements in the management of regulatory information, its effectiveness will largely depend on the presence of adequate medicines registration procedures and the system’s overall compliance with regional and international standards. This rapid evaluation thus seeks to analyze and understand Benin’s regulatory information management system for medicines registration, make appropriate recommendations, and propose an action plan based on emerging outcomes.
To better coordinate activities undertaken by all interested stakeholders to control the Ebola outbreak, the Malian government enacted Decision N° 2014-0850/PM-RM of November 14, 2014, resulting in the development of a contingency plan and the establishment of an Emergency Operations Center (EOC). A quantification exercise was conducted with technical assistance and financing from the SIAPS Program for the preparation of consensus-based forecasts, with input from interested stakeholders. This process will facilitate efforts to raise and secure funding for the procurement of needed commodities for the control of Ebola.
The West Africa Regional HIV Pharmaceutical Management Information Dashboard is developed and implemented for fifteen focus West African countries for better management of HIV and AIDS commodities. The goal of the Dashboard is to capture, track, aggregate, and disseminate information about antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), rapid test kits (RTKs), and other HIV and AIDS commodities to support evidence-based decision making in the West Africa subregion. The Dashboard will assist focus countries and subregional organizations in improving forecasting, supply planning, and procurement to support the continuous availability of ARVs, RTKs, and other HIV- and AIDS-related commodities.
The goal of the OSPSIDA Dashboard is to capture, track, aggregate, and disseminate information about antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), rapid test kits (RTKs), and other HIV and AIDS commodities to support evidence-based decision making in the West Africa subregion. The Dashboard offers regional partners a platform through which they may easily share information on funding flows and stock-out risks. The data available on this platform will be used to inform decision making and assist in identifying solutions to mitigate risks in the short-, medium-, and long-term. This User Guide assists users to make entries into the OSPSIDA Dashboard smoothly. The user guide has step-by-step guidance on how to access the dashboard, enter information, and generate reports.
Deployment of the HIV and AIDS Commodity Management Tool OSPSIDA in Six Focus Countries in West and Central Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea, Niger, and Togo
The availability and quality of HIV commodity, including antiretrovirals and HIV test kits, increases the demand for HIV care services and enables the scale-up of antiretroviral therapy. In West Africa and Central Africa, stock-outs often occurred because of poor coordination and information sharing among partners and lack of a reliable early warning system.
With funding from USAID West Africa and in collaboration with West African Health Organization and key stakeholders involved in the procurement and supply management at country and regional levels, SIAPS has provided supports to six countries in West and Central Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea, Niger, and Togo. These countries will set up a web-based early warning system known as the HIV and AIDS Commodity Management Tool (OSPSIDA) to monitor HIV and AIDS commodities.
Transition of the HIV and AIDS Commodity Management Tool (OSPSIDA) to the West African Health Organization and Cameroon: Lessons Learned and Recommendations
USAID’s West African office asked SIAPS to provide support to six countries in the West and Central African region—Burkina Faso, Benin, Cameroon, Guinea, Niger, and Togo—to establish a web-based regional dashboard (OSPSIDA.org) that will create an early warning system (EWS) to monitor HIV and AIDS commodities and to detect and minimize the risk of stock-out in the focus countries.
In pursuit of this objective, and to ensure local ownership and long-term sustainability, the West African Health Organization (WAHO) has been involved since the project’s inception and has provided useful input during the design phase and official launch in Accra in April 2014. However, for the long-term sustainability of the dashboard and in an effort to support WAHO’s strategy of setting up security stock for West African countries, it is necessary to transfer the dashboard to WAHO’s Essential Medicines and Vaccines Program as its final home.
Technical Assistance to Niger Country Coordinating Mechanism for Global Fund New Funding Model Concept Note
Globally, Sub-Saharan Africa remains most severely affected by HIV, accounting for 69 percent of the people living with HIV worldwide. Alerts of stock-outs of life-saving drugs for antiretroviral treatment (ART) and treating opportunistic infections have emerged from a number of countries in West Africa (WA). To address these recurrent pharmaceutical supply management issues and provide effective longterm solutions, USAID/WA requested that SIAPS provide support to six target countries in the WA region (Burkina Faso, Benin, Cameroon, Guinea, Niger, and Togo).
One key activity around this regional project is to support Niger’s Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) to develop a Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) concept note for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund) grant. On CCM’s request, a team of SIAPS advisors traveled to Niamey from August 4 to 22, 2014, to conduct a national quantification of HIV and AIDS commodities and provide remote support to CCM from August 2014 to February 2015
Training on ForLab and Long-Term Forecasting and Supply Planning of HIV and AIDS–Related Lab Commodities in Cameroon: Technical Report
A middle-income country in Central Africa, Cameroon had an HIV prevalence of 4.3% in 2011 in the general population 15–49 years of age (2011 DHS). The number of HIV patients on antiretroviral treatment (ART) has grown from a few hundred in 2001 to 78,000 at the end of 2009 and to 131,531 at the end of 2013.
The goal of the Ministry of Health (MoH), along with National AIDS Control Program (Comité National de Lutte contre le Sida; CNLS), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (CDC/PEPFAR), US Agency for International Development (USAID)/PEPFAR, and the Centrale Nationale d’Approvisionnement en Médicaments et Consommables Medicaux Essentiels (CENAME) in Cameroon is to scale up prevention and comprehensive HIV and AIDS care and treatment. To achieve this goal, the MoH has identified the need to improve the current technical knowledge of quantification of HIV and AIDS commodities, specifically laboratory products.
The USAID Mission in Cameroon requested that the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program provide technical assistance to Cameroon to strengthen coordination for quantification with key partners involved in supply chain management to ensure an uninterrupted supply chain for HIV and AIDS commodities through a consolidated and coordinated quantification mechanism. This paper reviews the key challenges encountered during quantification and recommendations made to improve the process in the future.
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Project dates: September 2011–December 2016