MNCH + PSS Microlearning Course


Welcome to the Maternal Newborn and Child health & Pharmaceutical Systems Strengthening Microlearning Course!

Course Overview: The USAID MTaPS Program has developed a series of 3 short microlearning videos to raise awareness and promote understanding of why strengthening the pharmaceutical system is important for maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). The videos are user friendly and aim to entice viewers to learn more about pharmaceutical systems strengthening (PSS). They are included as an integral part of the USAID MTaPS (PSS) 101 e-learning course and are embedded in the PSS e-learning platform, which is hosted temporarily on the MSH learning platform “Leadernet” until it moves to the USAID Global Health e-learning (GHEL) platform.

The first video summarizes what a pharmaceutical system is and how it relates to sustainable access and appropriate use of safe, effective, quality-assured medical products for MNCH. The second video describes what regulation of medical products is and why regulatory systems are critical for improving access to and appropriate use of safe, effective, and quality-assured medical products and improving maternal, child, and newborn health outcomes. The third video highlights the importance of financing of medical products and devices for women and children’s health and the role of different strategies to contribute to ensuring universal coverage of life saving medical products for women, newborns and children.

Audience: The videos are aimed at MNCH program managers from MOH, implementing partners supporting MNCH programs, non-State actors including civil society, and donors, particularly USAID staff involved in MNCH programming. For people who have already taken the PSS course, the videos provide concrete examples of how the principles, interventions and approaches apply to MNCH.