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Rapport de quantification des produits de la santé reproductive, maternelle, néonatale et infantile pour la période de janvier 2017 à décembre 2020

La présente activité avait pour objectif d’apporter un soutien au Ministère de la Santé et de l’Hygiène publique (MSHP) pour la quantification des besoins en médicaments pour la santé reproductive, maternelle, néonatale et infantile (SRMNI). C’est ainsi que la Direction de la pharmacie et du médicament, à travers l’appui technique et financier de SIAPS, a organisé un atelier pour quantifier les besoins en ces produits. Grâce à la participation de tous les principaux intervenants, un plan d’approvisionnement a été élaboré dans le but d’établir les besoins prévisionnels pour la période s’échelonnant de 2017 à 2020. Les résultats de cet exercice de quantification seront utilisés dans la planification pour mobiliser et obtenir des ressources financières pour ladite période. Aux fins de cet exercice de quantification, la méthode basée sur la morbidité a été utilisée. La prévision des besoins a été faite pour l’ensemble du pays sur la base d’une liste des produits utilisés dans la prise en charge de la femme, du nouveau-né et de l’enfant.

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Rapport de quantification des produits de la santé reproductive, maternelle, néonatale, et infantile pour la période de janvier 2016 à décembre 2020

L’accès à des médicaments appropriés est vital pour parvenir aux objectifs mondiaux en matière de santé, en particulier les produits destinés pour la santé de la femme et de l’enfant. Un élément majeur de l’accès est de garantir la disponibilité des produits. Pour cela, la quantification des besoins est indispensable. La présente activité a apporté un soutien au Ministère de la Santé et de l’Hygiène Publique (MSHP) pour la quantification des besoins en médicaments pour la santé reproductive, maternelle, néonatale, et infantile (SRMNI). C’est ainsi que la Direction de la Pharmacie et du Médicament (DPM), à travers l’appui technique et financier de SIAPS, a organisé un atelier de quantification des besoins de ces produits. Avec la participation de tous les principaux intervenants dans le but de produire des besoins prévisionnels, un plan d’approvisionnement pour la période de 2016 à 2020 était préparé.

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Effective Leadership in MOHFW Ensures Availability of Medicines in Bangladesh

To facilitate the formation of PLMC, the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program, funded by USAID and implemented by Management Sciences for Health, worked with MOHFW to carry out a comprehensive and systematic assessment to assess the procurement and logistics capacity of MOHFW and its entities. The goal was to propose solutions and establish a sustainable procurement and logistics management structure. After several consultations with key stakeholders (World Bank, USAID, and other development partners), PLMC was officially launched in October 2012.

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Guidance on Elements to Consider when Planning for the Integration of Oxytocin into the EPI Cold Chain

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to national program managers who are considering integrating oxytocin into the EPI cold chain. It is intended for representatives from relevant offices of the Ministry of Health (MoH), such as Pharmacy, Central Medical Stores, and Maternal and Child Health, as well as other policy makers, stakeholders, and implementing partners.

This guidance document introduces the pharmaceutical management elements that must be considered to successfully integrate oxytocin into the EPI cold chain and outlines the steps that will help national program managers plan the integration processes and strategies. Integrating oxytocin into the EPI cold chain may affect several elements within the pharmaceutical management cycle, from distribution systems, inventory management, and logistics management information systems and reporting procedures to roles and responsibilities, health facility infrastructure, and monitoring and evaluation. Some elements of the pharmaceutical system are afterthoughts that are only considered when challenges arise during implementation. Taking into account all elements that will be impacted by integrating oxytocin into a supply chain will not only help identify issues but also address needed changes in standard operating procedures and at the various stages of the supply chain. It is important to consider each element and address it in the strategy and implementation plan to ensure that oxytocin integration into the EPI cold chain is successful.

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Updating National Essential Medicine Lists: A Step-by-Step Advocacy Guide

This guide provides national stakeholders and advocates with information and guidance to update the national EML to include a new commodity, a new indication, or a new formulation based on the available evidence and based on country need and disease burden. While the actors, timeline, and process may vary from country to country, this guide presents the broad steps involved in revising an EML for any health commodity. Additional resources and a glossary are included to provide supplemental information and to clarify key terms.

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Quantification of Family Planning Commodities for April 2016 to March 2019, Swaziland

A family planning quantification exercise was conducted with technical assistance from SIAPS and participation of all major stakeholders. The objective was to produce a forecast and supply plan for the period April 2016–March 2019. The results of this quantification exercise will be used to plan, mobilize, and secure financial resources for the quantification period. The quantification exercise results will assist in establishing the quantities of commodities to be procured in each quarter. Two forecasting methods—demographic/morbidity and consumption—were employed for this exercise, with the demographic/morbidity method as the main method. The demographic/morbidity method was used for all FP commodities except condoms and emergency contraceptive oral pills. Forecast requirements were established for the nation, public sector, and private sector. However, procurement requirements were established for the public sector only. The quantification included requirements for male condoms for the prevention of STIs, including HIV, in addition to FP.

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Technical Highlight: Dashboard Module Reduces Contraceptive Stock-Outs at SDPs in Bangladesh

More than 29,000 service delivery points (SDPs), including family welfare assistants, family welfare visitors, health and family welfare centers, NGO clinics, and maternal and child welfare centers, work under the Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP) of Bangladesh and distribute contraceptives in the community. However, before 2011, sporadic stock-outs of contraceptives at the SDP level often occurred due to lack of accurate and real-time logistics data, limited access to data, and poor feedback mechanisms, thereby increasing the risk of unwanted pregnancies and endangering women’s and children’s lives.

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Analysis of Bottlenecks Related to Demand, Supply, and Use of Antibiotics for the Treatment of Neonatal Sepsis in the DRC

This study was initiated by the Direction de la Santé de la Famille et de Groupes Spécifiques (D10) and the Ministry of Public Health and carried out with technical and financial assistance from the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) and Integrated Health Project (PROSANI-Plus) implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH). The study stems from the many efforts by the Government and its partners to reduce maternal, infant, and, specifically, neonatal mortality.

Funding for the study, the report, and its dissemination was obtained from the Global Technical Reference Team for injectable antibiotics through the convener of the group, Save the Children.

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Increasing Access to Lifesaving Commodities for Women and Children: Getting the Numbers Right!

Ghoneim R, Feinberg J. Increasing Access to Lifesaving Commodities for Women and Children: Getting the Numbers Right. This seminar was presented as part of the 2016 USAID Global Health Mini-University. For more information on the Mini-University, visit www.mini-university.com.

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Health Facility Assessment on Availability of the 13 Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Commodities Prioritized by the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children

Every day, about 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Although great strides have been made in reducing global child mortality, newborns now account for 44% of all childhood deaths. Ethiopia contributes to more than 4% of all global maternal deaths, which were estimated at 1,300 in 2013. In 2010, the UN Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health highlighted the suffering of women and children around the world caused by lack of access to life-saving commodities. With a strong focus on the reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) continuum of care, the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children (UNCoLSC), identified and endorsed an initial list of 13 life-saving commodities that, if more widely accessed and properly used, could save the lives of more than 6 million women and children.

As part of examining the current status and empowering Drug and Therapeutics Committees (DTCs) to continually monitor availability of priority RMNCH (UN life-saving) medicines, a baseline assessment was conducted July 27–31, 2015, at selected health facilities in Ethiopia. The information generated from this assessment is expected to help guide future interventions needed in relation to strengthening health facility DTCs to monitor and ensure availability of these life-saving medicines on a continuous basis.

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