Video: Strengthening Leadership, Management, and Governance Skills Among South African Pharmacists

This new SIAPS video tells the story of the Pharmaceutical Leadership Development Program (PLDP) launched in South Africa in 2011 with the aim of strengthening leadership, management and governance skills for pharmacists and pharmacy managers. The PLDP is offered through the USAID funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) project. SIAPS leveraged … Read more

Namibia’s First School of Pharmacy: From Creation to Graduation

On April 24, 2015, the first class of students graduated from the B.Pharm program at the University of Namibia (UNAM)–the first and only pharmacy degree program in the country. With the help of the USAID-funded SIAPS program, the Namibian Ministry of Health and Human Services was able to conceive, establish, and encourage enrollment in the B.Pharm … Read more

World Malaria Day 2015: Defeating Malaria Through Stronger Pharmaceutical Systems

Approximately 3.3 billion people— nearly half of the world’s population— live at risk of becoming infected with malaria. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are 198 million clinical malaria cases and nearly 600,000 deaths caused by malaria each year, with 78% of deaths occurring in children under five years of age. Though developed … Read more

Decentralized technical assistance from the Amazon Malaria Initiative improves antimalarial supply management in Loreto, Peru

The region of Loreto, in northeastern Peru, is the country’s largest. Traversing the region is a vast network of rivers that empty into the Amazon River Basin. Loreto is home to just over 1 million inhabitants,[ii] some 45% of whom reside in rural areas characterized by low population density. Poverty and illiteracy (35% and 6%, … Read more

Historia de éxito: Asistencia técnica descentralizada de la Iniciativa para el Control de la Malaria en la Cuenca del Amazonas mejora la gestión del suministro de medicamentos antimaláricos en Loreto, Perú

La región Loreto, ubicada en la zona nororiental del Perú, es la más grande del país. Por su territorio discurre una extensa red de ríos que confluyen en la gran cuenca del Amazonas. Alberga una población de un poco más de un millón de habitantes . El 45% de la población vive en zonas rurales … Read more

Expanding Access to Malaria Testing and Treatment through Private-Sector Pharmacies in Mali

Engaging the private sector in the implementation of Mali’s national malaria control policy, including the accurate malaria diagnosis and treatment in private-sector pharmacies, remains a significant challenge in the country’s fight against malaria. To strengthen the link between Mali’s National Malaria Control Program (Programme National de Lutte contre le Paludisme, PNLP) and private-sector pharmacies, USAID’s … Read more

SIAPS at the CORE Group Global Health Practitioner Conference

SIAPS Principal Technical Advisor Jane Briggs presented on SIAPS work in integrated community case management (iCCM) at the 2015 CORE Group Global Health Practitioner Spring Conference. Briggs spoke at a session titled “Improving the Quality and Scale of National Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) Activities through Programmatic Harmonization”, specifically focusing on the benefits of integrating … Read more

Empowering Swaziland CMS Managers to Improve Operations Efficiency in the Warehousing and Distribution of Pharmaceuticals

Katelyn Payne, SIAPS Project Associate; Gashaw Shiferaw, SIAPS Senior Technical Advisor; Phetsile Dlamini, SIAPS Senior Technical Advisor; Kidwell Matshotyana, SIAPS Country Project Director; and Wonder Goredema, SIAPS Senior Technical Advisor Download this article as a PDF The double burden of HIV/AIDS and TB has exacerbated already high poverty rates in Swaziland, with 63% of the … Read more