Blog: Transforming Pharmaceutical Services in Ethiopia

Over the past two decades, Ethiopia has improved its delivery of primary health care services and begun to make great progress toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals, particularly with regard to maternal, newborn, and child health and the prevention and control of HIV and tuberculosis. Yet pharmaceutical services—a patient’s last point of care and one … Read more

Bedaquiline treatment reaches patients in Uganda, Swaziland, Philippines, and Georgia

The Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program works with countries to adopt new medicines and regimens, such as bedaquiline for MDR-TB, using a systems strengthening approach that engages stakeholders, builds on existing systems or establishes new ones where appropriate, strengthens human resources via trainings, improves the distribution chain for new TB … Read more

Bangladesh Health and Family Welfare Minister Officially Launches SDP Dashboard Module

The Service Delivery Point (SDP) Dashboard Module of the Directorate General of Family Planning’s (DGFP) electronic Logistics Management Information System (eLMIS; was formally launched on November 30, 2016, at the Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka (the system was rolled out and has been used since June 2015). The Honorable Minister Mohammad Nasim, Member of … Read more

A Year in Review: Building Resilient Pharmaceutical Systems

Around the world, SIAPS works in partnership with local governments and partners to build resilient pharmaceutical systems that deliver safe, timely, and quality pharmaceuticals and healthcare services. As we look back on 2016, we reflect on our many achievements and the progress we have made to improve health outcomes for vulnerable populations. Below I’ve included … Read more