The SIAPS Program is led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) with four core partners. An additional group of specialized resource partners support the work of the core team (with technical expertise).
Management Sciences for Health
MSH manages and supports all primary functions of the program, including strengthening pharmaceutical management systems, promoting access to health services, and influencing public policy.
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
ACPE supports SIAPS in accreditation and standards development for pharmacy education and training.
Harvard University supports SIAPS with applied and operations research for programs and policies, as well as expertise in health insurance, treatment adherence, pricing mechanisms, and logistics systems.
Logistics Management Institute (LMI)
LMI supports SIAPS in supply chain and logistics management, acquisition management, and financial management expertise.
University of Washington
The University of Washington supports SIAPS in pharmaceutical quality control, safety, epidemiology, and economics.
Boston University, with other partners, supported SIAPS in defining a pharmaceutical system and pharmaceutical systems strengthening and to identify the critical system components, primary system outcomes, and key system attributes that are essential to measure progress in pharmaceutical system strengthening over time. Boston University also supported SIAPS in the selection of indicators for the measurement tool.
Softworks was a resource partner for developing pharmaceutical information dashboards, early warning systems for commodities, and training for and modifications to the Electronic Dispensing Tool.
SPECIALIZED RESOURCE PARTNERS
African Medical and Research Foundation
Strengthening laboratories as an integrated part of strengthening health systems.
Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network
Liaison to mission sector in developing countries, coordination and networking, development and provision of technical assistance on pharmaceutical policy and services, human capacity development, and consumer/patient education related to pharmaceutical management and medicines use.
Results for Development (R4D)
Research and evaluation, leadership development, health financing, capacity-building for civil society organizations, and public-private sector collaboration.
IMPERIAL Health Sciences
Warehousing and distribution service support.
Management information systems, particularly mHealth and open-source solutions.
William Davidson Institute
Investigation of business-based approaches for health care delivery, research to advance the transition from donor dependence to market-based health systems.