Pharmaceutical System Strengthening (PSS) 101 e-Learning Course


Welcome Message from Francis “Kofi” Aboagye-Nyame, MTaPS Program Director

Essential medicines improve health and save the lives of people who need them. However, to be fully effective, safe, available, and affordable, medicines must be correctly prescribed and appropriately used. That requires a strong, responsive pharmaceutical system working within and in support of a functioning health system.

Strengthening the entire pharmaceutical system means taking a holistic approach to addressing its gaps. It means going beyond how medical products are selected, procured and distributed to include bolstering the knowledge of the people who provide them.

The USAID-funded Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program supports USAID’s vision to help countries deliver affordable, quality-assured medicines and related products and services. To that end, MTaPS presents this series of e-learning courses on the governance and regulatory policies that support this goal . They are designed for a wide range of users, from new professionals and pre-service students to experienced health workers. I welcome you to read them, quiz yourself and share the available resources.

Kofi Aboagye-Nyame

Happy learning!
Kofi Aboagye-Nyame
USAID MTaPS Program Director