SIAPS Trains Health Staff in Ethiopia to Use QuanTB to Manage TB Medicines

By Kelly Sawyer, Technical Associate – TB The SIAPS program, in collaboration with the Challenge TB project in Ethiopia, organized a national forecasting and quantification training on the QuanTB tool in September in Bishoftu town, Ethiopia. QuanTB, which SIAPS developed in 2013, is a downloadable electronic tool designed to improve Tuberculosis (TB) medicines procurement processes, ordering … Read more

SIAPS Gathers Health Leaders for Strategy Meeting in Angola; Trains Health Staff on Quantimed

By Stacy Lu, SIAPS Technical Writer Based on USAID/Angola’s Gindungo Newsletter by Paul McDermott, Acting USAID/Angola Mission Director, and Gastao Figueiredo, Editor The Angolan Central Procurement Agency for Medicines and Medical Supplies (CECOMA) has developed a draft strategy to reform and strengthen the country’s pharmaceuticals system. CECOMA developed the strategy during a hree-day workshop in June … Read more

SIAPS at the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health: Oct. 26-29, 2016

SIAPS has an exciting lineup of workshops, panels and poster presentations at this year’s Union Conference that showcase the program’s work towards improving the management of integrated TB services, from prevention and accurate diagnosis to treatment and case management.  Below is a complete list of all SIAPS presentations during the conference. Follow us on Twitter … Read more

SIAPS Program Director’s Blog: Strengthening the Leadership and Management of Pharmaceutical Services in South Africa

In South Africa, the USAID funded SIAPS Program has provided technical assistance in leadership and management to improve the pharmaceutical sector. Through close collaboration with the government of South Africa, SIAPS adapted MSH’s Virtual Leadership Development Program (VLDP), creating the Pharmaceutical Leadership Development Program (PLDP). The PLDP combines technical pharmaceutical knowledge with training in leading … Read more

SIAPS Case by Case

Individually each one of the case examples below describes interventions, strategies, and actions taken to deliver results in specific areas of governance, capacity building, data for decision-making, supply chain, and pharmaceutical services.  Collectively, they show the breadth of the SIAPS Program’s achievements in pharmaceutical systems strengthening. Note: These case examples were published in May 2015 in … Read more

From Data to Action: Data-Informed Decision Making in Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (Webinar)

On Thursday, October 13, 2016, the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program hosted a special webinar and live Q&A session on how access to and use of data helps to build resilient and responsive pharmaceutical systems. Access to and use of quality data and information management tools enables governments, healthcare providers, and … Read more

Structured Pharmaceutical Support Visits Help Maintain High Standards of Antiretroviral Treatment in Namibia

Structured technical support supervisory visits (SSVs) have helped pharmacists in Namibian public sector health facilities maintain high standards in managing the supply and dispensing of antiretrovirals (ARVs) and other essential medicines.  “SSVs keep us on our toes. They help us ensure that we adhere to the set standards, and we also learn from the various … Read more