Investigating the potential of drones to improve health outcomes

Since 2014, SIAPS, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the Dominican Republic (DR), has been developing the design of a supply chain for HIV and tuberculosis (TB) laboratory samples that offers national coverage, including rural areas. Recently, the MOH approached SIAPS seeking technical advice on the feasibility of implementing and using unmanned aerial … Read more

Administration of e-TB Manager Transferred to Ukrainian MoH

On October 16, SIAPS Program officially transferred administration of e-TB manager, a web-based TB information system, to the Ukrainian Ministry of Health (MoH). e-TB Manager was piloted in six Ukrainian oblasts in 2010 under SIAPS Program’s predecessor, the Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) Program, before a nationwide roll-out began in 2012. e-TB Manager is now an official information … Read more

Drug safety and monitoring are key as bedaquiline donation program launches in Georgia

In April 2015, USAID and Janssen Therapeutics officially launched the bedaquiline donation initiative, under which Janssen committed to providing free bedaquiline to 30,000 patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) over a four-year period. Bedaquiline is the first anti-TB medicine to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in more than 40 years, and is … Read more

Pharmadex launches in Mozambique, streamlining medicines registration

On October 1, the Pharmacy Department within Mozambique’s Ministry of Health successfully launched Pharmadex—a major achievement, and a significant step toward making the country’s medicines registration system more effective and transparent. Pharmadex, a SIAPS-supported web-based tool, supports a more efficient medicines registration process by organizing and housing all relevant information needed for an application to … Read more