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Maputo Provincial Hospital DTC Training: Technical Report

The Systems for Improving Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program Mozambique has been working with DFH and partners in the pharmaceutical sector and in priority health programs to assist pharmaceutical services in improving the availability of pharmaceutical products and appropriate use at the service delivery points with the aim of achieving desired health outcomes. SIAPS technically assists hospitals to create DTCs to improve medicine use, as well as the collection and analysis of medicine use information for decision-making as part of its support to its counterparts in the pharmaceutical sector.

In August 2013, SIAPS supported the DFH to conduct a two-day DTC orientation workshop. This orientation covered the DTC’s main functions, roles, and responsibilities, as well as how to monitor and identify medicine use problems, and to implement interventions and strategies, including use of standard treatment guidelines (STGs) and essential medicine list, to improve medicine use. During the workshop, the participants presented the status of their hospital DTC, and reviewed Mozambique’s current official DTC’s terms of reference (TOR) and made recommendations for additions and modifications. In addition, with SIAPS technical guidance, the participants conducted a brief study on prescribing indicators in a clinic in Maputo. The study found that more than 60% of patient encounters received an antibiotic. This orientation was attended by 49 health professionals, including physicians, pharmacists, dentists, laboratory technicians, and hospital administrators from the 11 hospital DTCs, the Ministry of Health (MOH), and nongovernmental organizations that support clinical services and supply chain operation.

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Concept and Guidelines for Medicine Use Assessment During Students’ Rural Placements

This document provides a background and basic guidance to medicine use data collection to be undertaken by University of Namibia School of Pharmacy second-year students during their placement in rural health facilities.

In 2012, UNAM-SoP introduced 4-week placements at health facilities located in rural communities for pharmacy students as part of their practical training. This placement is meant to provide the students with hands-on experience on the provision of pharmaceutical services at these facilities. From the lessons learned from the students’ 2012 placement experience, UNAM, from 2013, included data collection on pharmaceutical-related indicators aimed at building students’ capacity to assess pharmaceutical service delivery at health facilities, to interact with other members of the health care team and patients, and obtain insights into the pharmaceutical management procedures. Through this exercise, students learn how to assess dispensing practices, including assessing client knowledge and satisfaction with information received about their medicines. These indicators are based on the global pharmaceutical management indicators developed by the World Health Organization (WHO)

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SIAPS Publishes Manual on the Development and Implementation of Standard Treatment Guidelines

A new manual published by the USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program aims to guide health care professionals in the development and implementation of standard treatment guidelines (STGs). STGs are designed to assist health care professionals in making decisions about appropriate, effective patient care. However, health managers often have trouble […]

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SIAPS Angola Poster PEPFAR Meeting

SIAPS Angola FY13 planned activities to improve availability of quality products and effective pharmaceutical service delivery for better health outcomes in HIV treatment and care

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Gauteng Provincial Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Biennial Report 1 April 2012- 31 March 2014

In South Africa, the provision of pharmaceutical services is guided by the National
Drug Policy (NDP), which was adopted in 1996. The health goal of the NDP is ―to
ensure the availability and accessibility of essential medicines to all citizens. Within a
resource-constrained environment, irrational medicine use has the potential to
compromise available health care resources, hence posing a serious threat to the
functioning of the health system. The development and use of national essential
medicines lists (EMLs) as well as the establishment of pharmaceutical and
therapeutics committees (PTCs) have been identified as key interventions to
promote rational medicine use (RMU).

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June 2014 SIAPS/SCMS/BLC Newsletter

In this issue:

Partnering to Strengthen MoHSS Capacity for Planning, Deployment, Training and Retention of the Public Health Supply Chain Workforce, Enhancing Institutional Capacity for Sustainable Training of Competent Pharmacy Assistants in Namibia, CAFO Completes Assessment of Care and Educational Standard in 131 ECD Centers, Expanding Local Capacity for Improved Medicines Registration in Namibia, Prescribers’ Compliance with Namibia STGs – Findings, Recommendations and Actions from a Post Implementation Assessment, Enhancing Knowledge and Skills of Healthcare Workers on Infection Prevention and Control Guideline in Namibia, Improved Pharmaceutical Inventory Management Practices in Selected Health Facilities Through On-job Training and Structured Mentoring

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Review of the Cesarean-section Antibiotic Prophylaxis Program in Jordan and Workshop on Rational Medicine Use and Infection Control

Amman, Jordan, March 4-8, 2012
Organized by Ministry of Health, Royal Medical Services, and Jordan Food and Drug Administration in collaboration with SPS and SIAPS


Infection Control and ICAT

Overview of Antimicrobial Resistance
Overview of Infection Control and Prevention

Preparations for Hospital IC Self-Assessments
Introduction to the Infection Control Assessment Tool (ICAT)

Preventing Transmission of Nosocomial Infections
Principles and Methods of Quality Improvement—Using CQI to improve Infection Control Practices

Gynecological Procedures

Current International Evidence and Recommendations for Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Gynecological Procedures

Rational Medicine Use

Strategies to Improve Medicine Use – Drug and Therapeutics Committees
Strategies to Improve Medicine Use— Medicine Use Evaluation

Identifying Medicine Use Problems—Using Indicator-Based Studies in Health Facilities

Strategies to Improve the Use of Medicines—Standard Treatment Guidelines

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