SIAPS in The Lancet Global Health blog

Motivated frontline health workers play a key role in achieving global strategies to fight tuberculosis, writes SIAPS Principal Technical Advisor Niranjan Konduri for The Lancet Global Health blog. Using the story of Irina Chaban, a Ukrainian TB doctor, as an example, Mr. Konduri highlights the challenges health workers in low- and middle-income countries must overcome while working to eradicate … Read more

Moving toward UHC through Stronger Pharmaceutical Management Systems

By Francis Aboagye-Nyame, Program Director, SIAPS Three years ago, the United Nations unanimously passed a resolution that endorsed the concept of universal health coverage. The USAID-funded SIAPS Program, along with hundreds of other partners in the global health community, now marks that landmark commitment by commemorating each December 12th as Universal Health Coverage Day. This … Read more

New course on good governance in the management of medicines now available

From the development of sound policies and legislation, to the selection, procurement, and distribution of medicines; governance issues permeate all levels of the pharmaceutical sector and heavily influence the availability and accessibility of medicines and other health commodities. The USAID-funded SIAPS project is pleased to announce the launch of a new course on USAID’s Global Health … Read more

Launch of QuanTB 3.0

The USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) program is excited to announce the launch of a new version of the QuanTB tool, version 3.0. 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 … Read more

SIAPS launches new PViMS tool for improved pharmacovigilance

This week, at the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health, the USAID-funded SIAPS Program is launching a new tool to improve pharmacovigilance in low- and middle-income countries. Although all medicines undergo rigorous clinical testing prior to being made publicly available, continuing to monitor the safety and effectiveness of medicines in real world settings, also referred to … Read more

Join SIAPS at #WCLH2015

This week, SIAPS joins delegates from all over the globe for the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health (#WCLH2015), in Cape Town, South Africa. At this year’s conference, SIAPS staff will present at several sessions focusing on how strong pharmaceutical systems support efforts to end TB including increasing access to TB medicines, expanding pharmacovigilance systems, … Read more