Quarterly Activity Report for SIAPS/Mali FY15 Funds: January—March 2016

This report is requested by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mali Mission on a quarterly basis. Its purpose is to present information on progress in the implementation of activities that the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program in Mali planned for its program year (PY) 5 work plan.

The report describes achievements and related indicators, challenges, and lessons learned as well as progress in the areas of gender integration, family planning compliance activities, Ebola activities, and the environmental report.

A summary narrative on activities undertaken during the second quarter of PY5 is provided, as is an indicators table presenting the cumulative achievements to date.

During the second quarter of PY5, SIAPS supported the Ministry of Health (MOH) in implementing several activities with the aim of strengthening pharmaceutical governance, building capacity of individuals and institutions in pharmaceutical management, making logistics data available for decision making, and strengthening pharmaceutical services.

The data also suggest areas where efforts should be maintained or increased in terms of support to health facilities and services to patients through continuous coaching and supportive supervision visits.

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