The USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) program is excited to announce the launch of QuanTB 2.0 user guides in French and Russian.
QuanTB is a downloadable electronic forecasting, quantification, and early warning tool designed to improve procurement processes, ordering, and planning for TB treatment. QuanTB transforms complicated calculations into a user-friendly dashboard displaying key information for managing medicines and can help countries to avoid potential expiries, and stock outs of medicines.
QuanTB has been downloaded over 1,000 times and has been regularly used under SIAPS support in 14 countries. QuanTB is also utilized by the Stop TB Partnership Global Drug Facility, other organizations and independent consultants. The tool is currently available in 6 languages: English, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese.
A new version of QuanTB (version 3.0) with enhancements and new features will be launched during the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health in December 2015.
The QuanTB tool and all user guides can be accessed at the QuanTB website, http://siapsprogram.org/quantb/. Feedback and questions are very welcome; all comments can be shared through the QuanTB forum at http://mshforums.org/forums/forum/quantb/ and via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.