Inaugural Regional Health Managers Workshop for Improved Supply Chain Management of NTD Drugs in Ethiopia

Committed to the global fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), SIAPS Program has developed a three-day training workshop for national NTD program managers and their supply chain management counterparts. Through a series of regional workshops, SIAPS will contribute to increasing the capacity of program managers to manage donations or procurements during mass drug administration (MDA) … Read more

Nationwide roll-out of QuanTB in Uzbekistan

In September 2015, USAID’s Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) helped the Uzbek Ministry of Health (MOH) successfully complete a nationwide roll-out of QuanTB, a tuberculosis (TB) quantification tool. QuanTB is a downloadable desktop tool that transforms complicated calculations into a user-friendly dashboard displaying key information for managing medicines.  By serving as … Read more

PMI Coordinator Visits SIAPS-DRC

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with one highest malaria incidence rates in the world, is a priority country for the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). PMI has played a major role in the country’s fight against malaria, having dedicated $50m toward eliminating the disease in DRC over the last five years. PMI Coordinator Rear … Read more

Financing of ARVs in the Dominican Republic

During the period between 2004 and 2014, funding for the purchase of antiretrovirals (ARVs) in the Dominican Republic was falling in Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) projects. The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), through the local mission of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), allocated small … Read more

El financiamiento de ARVs en República Dominicana

En el periodo 2004 a 2014, el financiamiento para la compra de antirretrovirales (ARVs) en República Dominicana recaía en proyectos del Fondo Mundial de lucha contra el SIDA, la Tuberculosis y la Malaria (Fondo Mundial). El Plan de Emergencia para el Alivio de Sida del Presidente de Estados Unidos (PEPFAR por sus siglas en inglés), … Read more

University of Kinshasa unveils DRC’s first-ever strategic plan for pharmacist training

On June 10, 2015, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (FOPS) of the University of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) officially presented its first-ever strategic plan to the Ministry of Higher Education. The strategic plan lays out a FOPS curriculum for the 2016-2020 period, and was developed with the technical and financial assistance … Read more

La revisión de la Lista Nacional de Medicamentos Esenciales en República Dominicana

La Lista Nacional de Medicamentos Esenciales (LNME) de República Dominicana no se actualiza desde el año 2005. En el curso de 2012 y 2013 se revisaron algunos grupos terapéuticos y listas específicas de programas de control de enfermedades, como VIH y tuberculosis, pero no se consolidó y validó una lista nacional. En mayo del 2014 … Read more

Revision of the Essential Medicines List in the Dominican Republic

The National Essential Medicines List (NEML) of the Dominican Republic had not been updated since 2005. Over the course of 2012 and 2013, some therapeutic groups and specific lists of disease control programs, such as HIV and tuberculosis, were revised, but they were not consolidated and validated as a national list. In May 2014 the … Read more