New Paper Highlights Importance of Good Governance in Pharmaceutical Systems

The USAID-funded Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) Program, led by MSH, developed a governance paper to provide USAID health program managers; country-level policy makers, health care managers, and workers; and other stakeholders with an understanding of how governance issues permeate pharmaceutical management and influence the effectiveness of health programs.

Pharmaceuticals and the Public Interest: The Importance of Good Governance (PDF), published in 2011, also describes examples of interventions related to governance that can strengthen pharmaceutical systems in resource-constrained settings. With this understanding, USAID and country counterparts can better determine ways to improve governance in the pharmaceutical sector, identify opportunities for collaborating with others, and target improvement interventions.

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