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Building blocks of progress: Case studies in pharmaceutical systems strengthening

It takes a resilient pharmaceutical system working within and in support of a functioning health system to ensure access to products and services for the people who need them. Pharmaceutical system strengthening requires a coordinated response from policy makers to the dispenser at the local drug shop. It also requires systems strengthening work in governance, [more…]

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Challenges to Ensuring Adequate and Timely Funding for MNCH Commodities

As countries pursue the maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) targets established under Sustainable Development Goal 3, they will need to ensure the continuous availability of essential health commodities to prevent and treat the conditions that cause morbidity and mortality in those groups. A major issue yet to be adequately addressed is financing for MNCH [more…]

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RxSolution Integrated Pharmaceutical Management Software eLearning Courses

RxSolution is an integrated pharmaceutical management software used to manage inventory, purchase orders, stock issues to health facilities, and medication dispensing. The RxSolution eLearning Courses were developed to equip users with the skills to use the RxSolution software. They are intended for trained pharmaceutical management practitioners who would like a refresher training or for a [more…]

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Technical Approaches to TB: Challenge TB, SIAPS & TRACK TB
Technical Approaches to TB: Challenge TB, SIAPS & Track TB

Using a people-centered approach, MSH works with local partners to develop health systems solutions that meet the needs of communities affected by TB. Strengthening national, regional, district, and local health managers and their institutions to provide quality health services is a core strategy to support health systems resilience and sustainability. MSH has developed materials highlighting [more…]

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Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program Inventory of Key Technical Resources

The main purpose of this inventory is to serve as a reference to help stakeholders working in the pharmaceutical sector easily access and use already available SIAPS resources, including tools, experiences, and results. The document is also intended to serve as a technical legacy for SIAPS to support knowledge exchange and sustainability of related work. [more…]

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Pharmaceutical Management Considerations for Expanded Coverage of Essential Health Services and Financial Protection Programs

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 [more…]

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MDS-3: Managing Access to Medicines and Health Technologies

Managing Drug Supply (MDS) is the leading reference on how to manage essential medicines in developing countries. MDS was originally published in 1982. It was revised in 1997 with over 10,000 copies distributed in over 60 countries worldwide. The third edition, MDS-3: Managing Access to Medicines and other Health Technologies reflects the dramatic changes in [more…]

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Quantification of Health Commodities: RMNCH Supplement

This guide will assist program managers, service providers, and technical experts when conducting a quantification of commodity needs for the 13 reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health commodities prioritized by the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children. These 13 commodities have diverse characteristics: some are new products that are in the process [more…]

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Market Bookshelf

Market Bookshelf is a growing open-access collection of health market literature. It was developed to give the many different market players across the global health community easier access to the analyses, reports, guidance, and tools created to understand and participate in different health markets. The up-to-date collection offers documents from key sources as well as [more…]

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Strengthening Governance in Pharmaceutical Systems: A Compendium of Country Case Studies

The USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program and its predecessor programs have assisted numerous countries in strengthening governance to promote robust decision making, enhance accountability, reduce opportunities for corruption, and improve efficiencies to enable better access to and use of quality-assured medicines. This compendium draws on these experiences and provides [more…]

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