SIAPS Co-Hosting Pharmaceutical Management Workshop at Union World 2012 Conference
Despite progress made to reduce tuberculosis globally, it still remains one of the primary infectious causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Drug resistance to the disease has not only grown, but it has also impacted those co-infected with HIV/AIDS. With an increase in awareness by the global community and rising political will, countries are seeing a growth in funding to fight TB through various global initiatives. Yet they are still struggling with the transition from being supported by these initiatives to building local ownership of their TB pharmaceutical management activities.
At the 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Disease this year, the USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program, led by MSH with partners, will be holding a full-day workshop in collaboration with Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility on Transitioning to Sustainable Pharmaceutical Management Systems for TB. The workshop will allow for sharing of experiences and strategies to help improve TB pharmaceutical systems and promote sustainability of quality TB medicines.
The workshop will explore how country TB programs can better implement their own TB pharmaceutical management system strategies, look at tools to improve decision-making, strengthen the public private partnership strategy in TB care management, and gradually transition toward more sustainable financing mechanisms for TB medicines.
- Date: Wednesday November 14, 2012
- Time: 9am – 5pm local time
- Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Workshop agenda (PDF)