MSH is working from Ghana to implement the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program in six west African countries – Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea, Niger, and Togo. SIAPS, funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), assures the availability of quality pharmaceutical products and services.
The SIAPS west Africa regional project, with support from the USAID West Africa Regional Health Office, is working to strengthen pharmaceutical systems and reduce stock-outs of HIV and AIDS medicines by improving coordination among regional and national stakeholders. The project aims to increase the use of pharmaceutical management information for decision-making, improve access to financial resources for antiretrovirals, and strengthen pharmaceutical supply management.
Using a systemic approach to develop and implement the West Africa Regional HIV Pharmaceutical Management Information Dashboard (OSPSIDA) in selected countries in West Africa has improved availability of pharmaceutical management information for faster decision-making. Much of its success can be linked to SIAPS’ strong collaboration and partnership with regional organizations, such as the West African Health Organization; international groups, including the Global Fund; and national stakeholders.
Accomplishing the set-up of OSPSIDA in Togo has improved the quality of data. For example, the concordance between closing balances and opening balances of subsequent months in logistics and management information systems reports increased from 55 percent to 100 percent within a year after the dashboard was deployed.
MSH is also working from Ghana to implement the UNITAID-funded Achieving Catalytic Expansion of Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention in the Sahel (ACCESS-SMC) regional project, the largest-yet global program to increase seasonal malaria chemoprevention across the Sahel.
|Project Name||Health Systems||Health Areas||Date|
|Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services Program||Pharmaceutical Management, Financing Health Services||Malaria, Tuberculosis, HIV & AIDS, Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health, Family Planning & Reproductive Health||2011 - 2018|
African Strategies for Health
|Leadership, Management & Governance, Financing Health Services||Malaria, Tuberculosis, Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health, HIV & AIDS||2011 - 2016|
TB CARE I
|HIV & AIDS, Tuberculosis||2010 - 2015|
Misoprostol for Postpartum Hemorrhage
|Pharmaceutical Management||Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health||2016 - 2016|