Archive Pharmaceutical Policy

Technical Highlight: Strengthening the Medicines Regulatory System in Swaziland

Swaziland is one of three remaining countries in the Southern Africa Development Community Region that do not have adequate regulatory and legislative frameworks to control the use, importation, manufacturing, and exportation of medicines. This is in the face of increased incidence of counterfeit medicines in the region; up to 25% of marketed medicines are substandard, … Read more

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Systems Requirements for Computerized Medicine Registration, Mozambique Ministry of Health

In 2012, the US Agency for International Development-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program conducted a comprehensive assessment of regulatory systems in Mozambique and addressed the challenges of the current information system being used by the Mozambique Ministry of Health Pharmacy Department (PD) for medicine registration and other regulatory functions. Recommendations … Read more

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Swaziland Pharmaceutical Strategic Plan (2012-2016): Baseline Survey

Swaziland’s Ministry of Health has published its Pharmaceutical Strategic Plan, 2012-2016, serving as a roadmap for the revised national pharmaceutical policy. This report is intended to facilitate the monitoring and evaluation of implementation of the Strategic Plan. The report is a reflection of characteristics of the pharmaceutical sector in 2012.

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Assessment of the Regulatory Systems and Capacity of the Directorate General for Drug Administration in Bangladesh

The DGDA invited the USAID-funded SIAPS program to provide support for a comprehensive assessment of the Bangladeshi pharmaceutical regulatory system. The SIAPS program used the Regulatory Systems Assessment Tool (RSAT) to conduct a structured assessment of the DGDA, reviewed more than 50 documents, and conducted interviews with key informants. The assessment also reviewed the DGDA’s … Read more

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TB Pharmaceutical Management in Bangladesh June 24–July 12, 2012: Rapid Assessment

Download The USAID-funded SIAPS project in Bangladesh is working toward improving access to and availability of quality pharmaceuticals and effective pharmaceutical services. The main objectives this assessment will support are—Strengthening of supply chain management systems of the MOHFW and component procurement entities with a particular focus on improving the tuberculosis (TB) supply chain management systems … Read more

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SIAPS, Mozambique: Program Description

Download The focus of SIAPS’ support to DF will be improving the effectiveness, efficiency, transparency, and overall functioning of the regulatory system—including product registration, pharmacovigilance (PV), and inspection—to ensure the safety, efficacy, and quality of pharmaceutical products in circulation in the country. SIAPS will focus on improving pharmaceutical services at public hospitals, including the management … Read more

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Haiti Pharmaceutical Sector Technical Assistance Priorities

Download Access to medicines remains a major issue for the Haitian population. National-level statistics show that less than half the population has acceptable access to medicines. In addition, for those who have access, there is no guarantee of the quality of medicines. As part of the strategy to reform the health system, the MSPP has … Read more

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