Archive Maternal and Child Health

Now Available: RMNCH Quantification Supplement Webinar Recording

The UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities (UNCoLSC) Supply Chain Technical Resource Team developed a quantification supplement covering 13 underused reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health commodities with great lifesaving potential. These 13 commodities, prioritized by the UNCoLSC, have diverse characteristics: some are new products in the process of being introduced, while others have been in … Read more

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OSPSANTE: A New Tool for Tracking Health Commodities in Mali

In Mali, major weaknesses in the pharmaceutical sector include the lack of availability of regular, reliable pharmaceutical management information for decision-making and an inadequate and fragmented logistics system that fails to take the community level into account when planning for inventory management. As a result, stock-outs of lifesaving commodities are frequent at all health service delivery … Read more

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Containing Antimicrobial Resistance Through Integrated Community Case Management

The integrated community case management (iCCM) of common killers of children under five (diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria) has been implemented in many low-income countries to increase access to treatment and prevent child deaths. iCCM, which has been hailed as a successful strategy by the WHO and UNICEF, involves the delivery of timely and low-cost interventions … Read more

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Improving Access to Maternal Health Commodities through a Systems Approach: Where are we now?

By Beth Yeager, Principal Technical Advisor, Management Sciences for Health & Chair, Maternal Health Supplies Caucus, Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition Nearly three years ago, I blogged about a systems approach to improving access for a Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) series on maternal health commodities: Increasing access to essential medicines and supplies for maternal health … Read more

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SIAPS Support to Increase Access to 13 Lifesaving Medicines for Women and Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

By Cyrille Massamba, Technical Advisor, SIAPS; and Suzanne Diarra, Senior Technical Advisor, SIAPS Lisez cet article en français Download this article as a PDF The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)—a participating country in the United Nations Secretary-General’s global strategy to tackle challenges in increasing universal access to the 13 lifesaving medicines for women and … Read more

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L’appui de SIAPS au Ministère de la Santé Publique pour améliorer l’accès aux 13 médicaments qui sauvent les vies des femmes et des enfants en République Démocratique du Congo

Cyrille Massamba, Technical Advisor, SIAPS; Suzanne Diarra, Senior Technical Advisor, SIAPS Read this article in English Convertir en PDF La République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), partie prenante de la stratégie mondiale du Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies visant à relever le défi d’améliorer l’accès universel aux 13 médicaments qui sauvent les vies des femmes et … Read more

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SIAPS/DRC in the News: Improving Women and Children’s Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has an infant mortality rate of 73.15 per 1,000 live births—one of the highest in the world. The USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program in DRC, in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH), is working to implement an action plan for improving access … Read more

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World Prematurity Day: Quality Medicines, Supplies, and Care for Every Little Preemie

November is Prematurity Awareness Month in the US, and the 17th is World Prematurity Day. But I never need any reminders about the importance of access to medicines and services for premature babies. Every November, I celebrate the birthday of my own little preemie. On November 30, 1997, I went into labor just after reaching 32 … Read more

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