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Incorporating RxSolution into Pre-service Instruction on Medicines Supply Management in South Africa

By Bright Phiri, SIAPS Communications Officer; Katelyn Payne, SIAPS Project Associate; and Susan Putter, SIAPS Principal Technical Advisor A serious deficit of pharmacy support personnel in South Africa has highlighted the need to create new career opportunities in the field of pharmaceutical services provision. According to the South African Pharmacy Council, there are approximately 14,213 […]

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Preventing Stockouts of Essential TB Drugs: QuanTB 2.0

Guaranteeing that patients have uninterrupted access to anti-tuberculosis (TB) treatment begins with national TB programs (NTP) making complex calculations about how many cases to expect in the future.  Vigilant stock management, accurate number of cases started on each type of treatment along with forecasting the expected number of patients that will be enrolled on treatment, […]

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February 2014 SIAPS/SCMS/BLC Newsletter

To learn more about what SIAPS, BLC and SCMS are doing in Namibia, you can read all about it here in the January-February 2014 newsletter. Topics include: the impact of  facility level behavioral practices on CMS performance in the supply of ARVs:  a competency framework to inform public health supply chain workforce planning in  Namibia; Namibia’s Pharmaceutical Regulatory Capacity; leveraging technology for more efficient regulation of ARVs and other pharmaceuticals in Namibia; and institutional support for training pharmacist assistants.

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Rapport de l’atelier de formation en quantification

Dans l’optique d’améliorer la capacité des principaux acteurs impliqués dans cet exercice de prévision des besoins, le Programme National de Lutte contre le Paludisme (PLNP) a organisé un atelier de formation sur le manuel de quantification des intrants antipaludiques avec l’appui technique et financier du Programme des systèmes pour l’amélioration de l’accès aux produits et services pharmaceutiques (SIAPS, ou Systems for Increased Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services) implémenté par Management Sciences for Health.

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Les acteurs clés du système pharmaceutique malien outillés pour relever les défis

Au Mali, de nombreux efforts ont été fournis pour la mise en œuvre de la politique pharmaceutique nationale et du schéma directeur d’approvisionnement et de distribution des médicaments essentiels (SDADME) qui est l’outil d’opérationnalisation de cette politique. Cependant, plusieurs rapports d’évaluations ou d’analyses situationnelles ressortent des insuffisances relatives à la transmission de l’information logistiques pour la prise de décision mais également à la disponibilité permanente des médicaments essentiels. Pour faire face à ce défi, le ministère de la santé à travers la DPM, en collaboration avec SIAPS, a élaboré un manuel des procédures opératoires standards afin de faciliter la gestion des médicaments essentiels, la collecte et la transmission des données entre les différents niveaux de la pyramide sanitaire.

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Toward the Improvement of Antimalarial Quantification in Mali

The National Malaria Control Program (PNLP), with technical support from the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services Program and funded by the US Agency for International Development, organized a training workshop on the quantification of antimalarials at the Hotel Columbus on May 7–9, 2013. It was attended by actors involved in needs estimation. […]

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January 2013 Bangladesh Newsletter

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The overall goal of the SIAPS/Bangladesh program is to build the capacity of MOHFW and its key directorates—DGFP, DGHS, DGDA, and HED—and other indigenous institutions to efficiently and effectively manage their procurement and supply chain management activities. Special focus will be given to TB commodity management at all levels. Read about their progress toward this goal in their January 2013 newsletter.

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December 2012 SIAPS/SCMS/BLC Newsletter

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The SIAPS/SCMS/BLC Namibia e-Newsletter is a monthly newsletter that keeps you abreast of activities fundedby the USAID and implemented by MSH Namibia. Key focus areas are strengthening health systems, capacity building, and human resource development.

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