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Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program Inventory of Key Technical Resources

The main purpose of this inventory is to serve as a reference to help stakeholders working in the pharmaceutical sector easily access and use already available SIAPS resources, including tools, experiences, and results. The document is also intended to serve as a technical legacy for SIAPS to support knowledge exchange and sustainability of related work. The inventory is organized around the key program technical intervention areas as defined previously by the program. The document captures all key tools/approaches used by SIAPS (whether produced by SIAPS, a predecessor program, or a partner); selected country experiences in the form of technical reports or relevant materials; and other materials such as presentations, publications, technical briefs, and success stories that capture some of the results achieved by SIAPS.

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SIAPS MNCH Core End of Project Report

SIAPS worked with global and in-country partners to improve access to and use of life-saving medicines for women and children, thereby contributing to ending preventable child and maternal deaths. By promoting a pharmaceutical systems strengthening approach, SIAPS activities went beyond addressing supply chain challenges to incorporate interventions to positively affect the system as a whole, from strengthening pharmaceutical legislation, regulations, and policies to supporting appropriate community case management (CCM) and patient-centered care. SIAPS strategies that were implemented at the global and country levels included improving governance of pharmaceutical systems, strengthening supply chain management (SCM) capacity, increasing the availability of pharmaceutical information for decision making, developing appropriate pharmaceutical financing strategies, and promoting rational use of medicines and supplies.

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Keep Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Medicines Safe: Introducing MNCH commodities into a pharmacovigilance system

As countries aim to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, there is an emphasis on increasing the availability of medicines. However, poor quality products or dispensing methods may decrease treatment effectiveness or even result in patient death. ADEs negatively affect patient care and increase costs to the system. A functioning PV system monitors these events and triggers actions to minimize their impact. While some disease-specific areas, such as tuberculosis, have made PV a regular tenant of their treatment programs, medicines used for maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) are often ignored in reporting. This case study highlights steps taken to ensure the safe use of medicines for mothers, newborns, and children through regular adverse drug event (ADE) reporting as part of the national pharmacovigilance (PV) program in Bangladesh.

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OSPSANTE: Guide de l’Utilisateur

L’objectif de l’outil OSPSANTE est de capturer, de suivre, d’agréger et de diffuser des informations sur les produits de Nutrition et de lutte contre le paludisme, la PF, la SMI et le VIH, pour soutenir la prise de décision basée sur des éléments de preuve au Mali. L’outil OSPSANTE aidera le pays et les organisations internationales, telles que l’USAID, l’ONUSIDA, l’OMS, le Fonds mondial et autres parties prenantes à améliorer les prévisions, la planification de l’approvisionnement et les achats pour permettre la disponibilité continue des produits de Nutrition et de lutte contre le paludisme, de la PF, de la SMI, et du VIH. Le présent guide de l’utilisateur permettra d’utiliser facilement l’outil OSPSANTE. Il fournit des conseils pas à pas pour accéder à l’outil OSPSANTE et générer des rapports.

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Rapport de quantification des produits de la planification familiale pour la période de janvier 2016 à décembre 2020

L’un des piliers de la sécurité des produits de planification familiale (PF) est la disponibilité continue et optimale des produits de PF. Une bonne quantification de ces produits fondée sur des évidences est un maillon essentiel dans le cadre de la sécurité des produits, car elle assure la planification et la mobilisation des ressources nécessaires, fournit des données et informations pour l’achat et la distribution efficace des produits. Une bonne quantification peut également réduire les coûts et le gaspillage, surtout dans un contexte de ressources limitées. Un exercice de quantification pour les produits de la PF a été mené avec l’assistance technique et financière de l’USAID/SIAPS et la participation de tous les principaux intervenants, dans le but de produire des besoins prévisionnels et un plan d’approvisionnement pour la période de 2017 à 2020. Les résultats de cet exercice de quantification seront utilisés dans la planification pour mobiliser et obtenir des ressources financières pour la période de quantification. La prévision des besoins a été estimée pour l’ensemble du pays (secteur public et marketing social) pour chacune des méthodes. Le plan d’approvisionnement a été élaboré pour les deux secteurs.

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SIAPS Quarterly Report: Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Portfolio Project Year 7, Quarter 2

The overall objective is to provide support and overarching guidance on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health commodity financing and supply chain management approaches to the Global Financing Facility secretariat and participating countries. Highlights this quarter included an orientation workshop for 10 new GFF countries held in Accra, Ghana, at the end of January 2018, during which there was a parallel session on management of commodities and a technical webinar on commodity management for teams from the 16 existing countries. Technical support was provided for the review of documents, and technical discussions were held in Senegal, Liberia, Guatemala, and DRC. Also during this quarter, SIAPS planned for the transfer of funds from USAID to the E2A project to allow the consultancy to continue beyond the end of SIAPS.

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Department of Health Training Guide on Warehousing and Distribution of Family Planning, TB, and other Health Commodities in the Philippines

This guide is written for the DOH Philippines’ LMD. It can be used as support material in the training and development of new and existing staff involved in warehouse and distribution operations at all levels, particularly those who are involved in the process of receiving, putaway and storing, picking and packing, and dispatching of FP, TB, and other health commodities in DOH warehouses.

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Focus on Priority and Emerging Health Issues

Comprehensive strategies and actions for monitoring the safety of medicines are essential to a well-functioning pharmaceutical sector. The links below highlight recent SIAPS Program work in priority and emerging health issues to strengthen health systems. SIAPS Voices series “You can’t achieve UHC without thinking about gender” In public health, when you’re designing an intervention you’re […]

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Facilitating Adherence to Amoxicillin Dispersible Tablets for the Treatment of Childhood Pneumonia

The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility, acceptability and user friendliness of job aids and dispensing envelopes for facilitating increased adherence to amoxicillin dispersible tablets (DT) for treatment of childhood pneumonia among community health workers (CHWs), facility based health workers and caregivers of children.

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Now Available: RMNCH Quantification Supplement Webinar Recording

The UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities (UNCoLSC) Supply Chain Technical Resource Team developed a quantification supplement covering 13 underused reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health commodities with great lifesaving potential. These 13 commodities, prioritized by the UNCoLSC, have diverse characteristics: some are new products in the process of being introduced, while others have been in […]

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