A presentation by Kwesi Eghan, Principal Technical Advisor, on March 19, 2018.
The UN adoption of the SDGs in 2015 signaled a strong commitment of member countries to the expanded access to essential health service agenda and definitively recognized the critical role of medicines in achieving UHC. The SDGs call for countries to “achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health care … Read more
Since its launch in 2003, the NHIS has been struggling to overcome and manage shortcomings in its medicines benefit program (MBP), which is under the overall operation of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA). Examples of identified deficiencies that need to be addressed include: frequency of the update of selected medicines; inadequacy of prices quoted … Read more
Liberia’s National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) requested that SIAPS undertake a study to explore the feasibility and willingness of private sector pharmacies and medicine shops in the Greater Monrovia and rural Montserrado areas of Montserrado County, Liberia, to perform RDTs and to select appropriate products to recommend for malaria treatment for customers to purchase.
Download In Liberia, it is estimated that at least 46% of the population accesses antimalarials through the private sector. Quality-assured ACTs, however, are generally more expensive than older antimalarials; therefore, the majority of these outlets still stock chloroquine and other monotherapies. According to the 2010–15 national malaria strategic plan, MOHSW is committed to increasing access … Read more