Harnessing the Potential of Pharmacists for TB Prevention and Care in Pakistan

“Health care is not about what doctors and nurses do in hospitals…there are a range of different stakeholders that need to play their parts.” This comment by key note speaker Dr. Sania Nishtar at the “Engaging Pharmacists in TB Care and Control in Pakistan” stakeholders’ meeting this week in Islamabad, Pakistan, highlighted the importance of … Read more

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. … Read more

Assessing the Supply of Essential Medicines at the Community Level

Children under five in developing countries are susceptible to contracting illnesses like malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea. For many, accessing a health care center to obtain treatment can be over a day’s commute or more resulting in a lack of access to medicines. In such situations, trained community health workers (CHW) pick up supplies and medications … Read more