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Strengthening Regulatory Systems to Improve Access to Safe, Effective, and Quality Medicines

SIAPS technical support has helped strengthen the capacity of the national registration committee and streamline medicines registration. As a result, the number of registered medicines has increased from 200 in 2010 to over 3,000 in 2014; 72% of the medicines included on DRC’s essential medicines list currently have at least one product registered, up from 44% in 2011. The backlog of applications has … Read more

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Building Capacity in South Africa for the Development of Pharmaceutical Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines

Only with a holistic, systems-level approach can policies, procedures, and other guidance documents provide the direction, integration, and coordination required to meet the unique pharmaceutical needs of a country. Working with in-country partners, SIAPS helps to analyze each unique country context, identify priority issues, harmonize approaches, and develop well-informed and locally appropriate policy documents to support good governance, which help to strengthen the performance … Read more

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Rising to the Challenge: Developing the Pharmaceutical Leadership Development Program (PLDP) in South Africa

Strong leadership and management have been recognised as important factors in the efficient use of resources, the delivery of quality health services, and the achievement of positive health outcomes. Against this backdrop, the Committee of Heads of Pharmaceutical Services in South Africa identified the need to develop and strengthen leadership and management skills among pharmacists, … Read more

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Investing in People: The Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Association

First established in 1974 (G.C.), the Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Association (EPA) has evolved to become one of the strongest and most exemplary professional associations in Ethiopia. Despite its longevity, prior to 2007, the EPA had limited capacity, staffing, and resources. The annual conference was the only time the EPA was able to engage its approximately 700 … Read more

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