SIAPS Presents on OSPSANTE and OSPSIDA at WHO Francophone Technical Briefing Seminar on Medicine Policy 2016

The World Health Organization Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products invited SIAPS to participate in its annual French Technical Briefing Seminar, held 9-13 May, in Geneva, Switzerland.  The seminar, held every year since 1998, brings together experts working in the pharmaceutical and health sector programs in francophone countries, around current and topical issues related … Read more

SIAPS Joins EPN in Issuing Call to Action against Antimicrobial Resistance

Delegates at the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN) Forum 2016, agreed upon and issued a Call to Action against antimicrobial resistance during the biannual meeting, held 18-21 May 2016, in Tubingen, Germany. EPN, a partner of the USAID-funded SIAPS Program, issued the renewed call to action with support from SIAPS and other partners. The Call to … Read more

SIAPS Delivers Plenary Presentation on AMR and UHC at EPN Forum 2016

The EPN Forum 2016, held 18-21 May 2016, in Tubingen, Germany, convened EPN constituents and stakeholders to intensify the network’s focus on major challenges in the pharmaceutical sector, including antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The forum was a chance for stakeholders to exchange ideas, share knowledge and best practices, and chart an effective course of action to … Read more

Pharmacist Assistants Alleviate the Shortage of Pharmacy Staff at Public Health Facilities in Namibia

The Omusati region of Namibia has the second-highest HIV prevalence in the country, standing at 17.4%—higher than the national average of 13.1 reported in 2013. Decreasing the HIV prevalence and improving pharmaceutical services for antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Omusati—and the country as a whole—is therefore a goal of the Ministry of Health and Social Services … Read more

Using OSPSANTE for the Improvement of Medicines Availability in Mali

Ensuring the availability and proper use of logistical information for decision-making is a major challenge for the Malian health system at both the regional and central levels. Until 2015, Mali was using a paper-based system to manually compile, analyze, and aggregate data. This increased the risk of errors and required significant time from health facility … Read more

Bangladesh: SIAPS Participation at the MA4Health Inter-Country Conference

The Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program team in Bangladesh participated in the first Inter-Country Conference on Measurement and Accountability for Health (MA4Health), held on April 26-28, 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The event was organized by World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the German agency for international … Read more

SIAPS at the 4th Women Deliver Global Conference

Senior Technical Advisors Maheen Malik and Suzanne Diarra are participating in the global conference on women’s health and rights held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Malik and Diarra will provide expertise on women’s and girl’s health and development in South Asia sharing sustainable development goals, progress made in the region, and key interventions for improving health. For updates, … Read more

Buenas Prácticas de Dispensación para Medicamentos de Alto Costo en el Marco de un Sistema Integrado de Suministro

Antecedentes En el marco de la reforma del sector salud, el Servicio Nacional de Salud de República Dominicana se encuentra implementando el Sistema Único de Gestión de Medicamentos e Insumos (SUGEMI) en la red pública de servicios de salud. Su objetivo es mejorar el acceso de la población a medicamentos esenciales e insumos sanitarios de … Read more

Good Practices for the Dispensing of High-Cost Medicines in the Framework of an Integrated Supply System

Background Within the framework of health sector reform, the National Health Service (Servicio Nacional de Salud) of the Dominican Republic has been implementing the Integrated System for Medicine and Supply Management (Sistema Único de Gestión de Medicamentos e Insumos, or SUGEMI) in the public health services network. Its objective is to improve public access to … Read more

Now Available: RMNCH Quantification Supplement Webinar Recording

The UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities (UNCoLSC) Supply Chain Technical Resource Team developed a quantification supplement covering 13 underused reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health commodities with great lifesaving potential. These 13 commodities, prioritized by the UNCoLSC, have diverse characteristics: some are new products in the process of being introduced, while others have been in … Read more