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On March 22 and 23, stakeholders from a number of global organizations (NGOs, USAID, Ministries of Health [MOHs], and others) met at a symposium in Washington, DC, to discuss progress and future capabilities of DHIS 2, the open-source web platform that helps governments and organizations collect, manage, and analyze health data.

Zahedul Islam, Country Project Director, SIAPSPhoto Credit: MSH staff

Since September 2011, SIAPS has partnered with Bangladesh’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) and its key Directorates, including the Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP); the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the Directorate General of Drug Administration; and the National Tuberculosis Control Program, to address barriers to access to essential health commodities and strengthen the ability of policy makers, health care providers, and institutions to improve commodity management and ensure the continuous availability of commodities.

Bayobuya Phulu, SIAPS Senior Technical Advisor, explains pharmaceutical service delivery during the SIAPS event.Photo Credit: MSH staff

The SIAPS Program wrapped up its years of work in Namibia with an event in Windhoek on March 14. The program has worked in the country since 2011 to strengthen pharmaceutical management, helping to improve access to quality-assured medicines and related skilled services. SIAPS’ activities focused on enhancing pharmaceutical service delivery, health workforce availability, information systems, financing, leadership, and governance.

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