Preparing for the National Campaign for Family Planning with OSPSANTE

The fertility rate in Mali is high, and the rate of contraceptive use has risen gradually since 1996, reaching just over 10% in 2013. Family planning is one of the essential components of reproductive and primary health care. Download this article as a PDF The US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Systems for Improved Access … Read more

Global Survey of Over 2,000 Users Reveals High Satisfaction with e-TB Manager

By Kelly Sawyer, Technical Associate – TB An 18-point anonymous, global satisfaction survey of over 2,000 users of e-TB Manager from 9 countries yielded a 76% response rate. A web-based tool for managing all the information needed by national tuberculosis (TB) control programs, e-TB Manager integrates data across all aspects of TB control. The user … Read more

SIAPS Launches Innovative Digital Health Tool in Georgia to Monitor Adverse Drug Reactions

In April 2015, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Janssen Therapeutics officially launched the bedaquiline donation initiative. As part of this initiative, Janssen committed to providing bedaquiline at no cost 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 … Read more

Pharmacy Services: An Essential Piece in Achieving the 90:90:90 Goals of Ending HIV

By Kidwell Matshotyana, SIAPS Country Project Director Many countries have made significant progress in fighting HIV over the past decade. Investing in technical assistance, procuring antiretrovirals (ARVs), and training health care workers have meant that fewer people die from HIV infections. Today, a world without AIDS is closer than we have ever imagined. We are … Read more

Disposal Initiative Allows Bangladesh Hospital to Reclaim Space, Reduce Health Risks

Every piece of medical equipment has a life cycle, and at the end of that cycle, it becomes unusable. Large numbers of unusable items have been stored for years in the Sher-E-Bangla Medical College (SHEBACHIM) Hospital and many other public health care facilities in Bangladesh. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) issued several … Read more

Join SIAPS at the International AIDS Conference 2016 held in Durban

The SIAPS Program is committed to contributing to and achieving an AIDS-free generation by improving access to HIV diagnosis, care and treatment. At #AIDS2016, we will present seven poster presentations that showcase our support to national treatment programs using a pharmaceutical systems strengthening approach. Can’t attend AIDS 2016 in person? Follow us on Twitter at … Read more

SIAPS Supports Angola Ministry of Health to Develop First Ever National Supply Chain Strategy for Health Commodities

Angola’s National Plan for Health 2012-2025 (Plano Nacional de Decenvolvimento Sanil – PNDS 2012-2025) has highlighted the lack of a comprehensive and strategic supply chain plan as a key challenge to access pharmaceuticals in Angola. Ministry of Health (MOH) key players and local supply chain stakeholders have since called for the development of a national … Read more