Investing in People: The Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Association

First established in 1974 (G.C.), the Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Association (EPA) has evolved to become one of the strongest and most exemplary professional associations in Ethiopia. Despite its longevity, prior to 2007, the EPA had limited capacity, staffing, and resources. The annual conference was the only time the EPA was able to engage its approximately 700 … Read more

Auditable Pharmacy Transactions and Services (APTS): Good Governance and Better Service Delivery

Ethiopia’s pharmaceutical system suffers from major structural and systemic problems around transparency and accountability; recording/ documentation/ information management, human resources, workflow, and quality of services. The US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) is scaling up the use of a leading-edge systems tool that introduces transparent and … Read more

Better Treatment Outcomes through Patient-Centered Pharmaceutical Care

“USAID/SIAPS did a great job in helping us to establish a pharmaceutical care unit for patients suffering from chronic illnesses.” –Mr. Tariku Belachew, CEO of Debre Marcos Hospital Debre Markos Referral Hospital, like most referral hospitals in Ethiopia, faced major challenges in medication adherence for patients who were suffering from chronic non communicable diseases such … Read more