An assessment on current pharmaceutical financing, SHI and CBHI medicines coverage, and public and private sector medicines prescribing and dispensing and their costs was conducted. The SCMS program conducted an assessment that addressed the supply chain and public-private partnership implications of the expected increased demand for quality medicines and related health supplies. This report presents … Read more
A Q&A with Kiley Workman Diop, technical advisor for the SIAPS Program You took courses in gender studies in college. How has that shaped your work? It has shaped my work a lot! My background in public health is rooted in the social aspects of health. Social determinants like income, gender, race, class, faith, sexuality, … Read more
By Kwesi Eghan, SIAPS Principal Technical Advisor, Pharmaceutical Systems Cluster Universal health coverage (UHC) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) requires government-led public financing. However, the financing capacity of most LMICs is already stretched thin, between the demands for population coverage, quality service, reduced out-of-pocket payments, and other societal funding requirements. To meet this challenge, mechanisms … Read more
Delegates at the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN) Forum 2016, agreed upon and issued a Call to Action against antimicrobial resistance during the biannual meeting, held 18-21 May 2016, in Tubingen, Germany. EPN, a partner of the USAID-funded SIAPS Program, issued the renewed call to action with support from SIAPS and other partners. The Call to … Read more
By Francis Aboagye-Nyame, Program Director, SIAPS Three years ago, the United Nations unanimously passed a resolution that endorsed the concept of universal health coverage. The USAID-funded SIAPS Program, along with hundreds of other partners in the global health community, now marks that landmark commitment by commemorating each December 12th as Universal Health Coverage Day. This … Read more
By Francis Aboagye-Nyame, Program Director, SIAPS On Friday, December 12, over 500 partners from the global health community will come together to commemorate the first Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day. Although marking the day is new, support for the concept has been building for several years – and momentum for it continues to grow. Dr. … Read more
The SIAPS/SCMS/BLC Namibia e-Newsletter is a monthly newsletter that keeps you abreast of activities funded by USAID. Key focus areas are strengthening health systems, capacity building, and human resource development.