A Year in Review: Building Resilient Pharmaceutical Systems

Francis Aboagye-Nyame, SIAPS Program Director

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 a list of some technical publications, international conferences, success stories, blog posts, and social media engagement from the last year that highlight some of SIAPS results and lessons learned. Together these achievements demonstrate the breadth of strategies and actions that SIAPS has taken toward sustained improvements in health.

Thank you and Happy New Year from all of us at SIAPS!

Strengthening Namibia’s Pharmacy Sector and Workforce (Technical Brief)
This technical brief describes how the SIAPS Program worked with the Government of Namibia to build the capacity of two local institutions to provide pre-service and in-service pharmaceutical management training. Read more>>

Strengthening the Leadership and Management of Pharmaceutical Services in South Africa (Technical Brief)
This technical brief describes how the PLDP brought together pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to strengthen leadership and management skills, while enabling them to analyze persistent challenges they face in their health facility or in the district they serve. Read more>>

Continuing Pharmaceutical Education: Guide to Establishing Quality Assured and Accredited Programs (Guide)
A practical guide with criteria and standards for accrediting continuing pharmaceutical education programs and training in low- and middle-income countries. Read more>>

Quantification of Health Commodities: RMNCH Supplement (Guide)
A guide for conducting a quantification of commodity needs for the 13 reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child heath commodities prioritized by the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children. Read more>>

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21st International AIDS 2016 Conference in Durban (July 2016)
SIAPS presented 7 poster presentations that showcased our work in improving access to HIV diagnosis, care, and treatment to contribute to and achieving an AIDS-free generation. Read more>>

47th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Liverpool (October 2016)
SIAPS presented in a total of 13 workshops, panels, and poster presentations at the Union conference in Liverpool, presenting our work towards improving managing integrated TB services. Read more>>

76th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Services in Buenos Aires (September 2016)
SIAPS had 3 posters and 1 oral presentation at the FIP World Congress, which brings together pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists worldwide. Read more>>

Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Vancouver (November 2016)
SIAPS presented on the importance of defining pharmaceutical systems strengthening to enable measurement. Read more>>

SIAPS Launches Innovative Digital Health Tool in Georgia to Monitor Adverse Drug Reactions
SIAPS launches the Pharmacovigilance Monitoring System (PViMS) in Georgia to monitor serious adverse events for DR-TB patients and drugs, including Bedaquiline. Read more>>

Namibia Launches an Innovative Pharmaceutical Management Information Dashboard
A new Pharmaceutical Management Information Dashboard is implemented to help managers identify potential stock-outs and overstocking of health commodities in Namibia. Read more>>

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Join @SIAPS_Program for webinar on data-informed decision making – Thursday, October 13th at 8:30 AM EDT. owl.ly/kFBI304XAwx #webinar [View tweet]

What is #Pharmacovigilance? Read more for lessons learned and opportunities in Bangladesh: bit.ly/2aTztmT [View tweet]

SIAPS is in Vancouver for #HSR2016! Check out our Thurs presentation on defining pharmaceutical sys strengthening owl.ly/H4Ei306a79B [View tweet]

Our upcoming e-course will be accessible on desktop and mobile devices. Learn more about QuanTB: bit.ly/1Y3Jn4W [View tweet]

New publication: Strengthening Leadership & Management of Pharmaceutical Services in #SouthAfrica owl.ly/uhY5305gjFB [View tweet]