In Mali, key health commodities such as anti-malarials, family planning commodities, and other essential pharmaceuticals are frequently unavailable at various different levels of the health system when they are needed by patients and information on pharmaceuticals that are needed for planning by the government, donors and technical partners are not readily available when required. Additionally, imbalances in stock levels of key commodities are a challenge to address rapidly because of poor coordination and information sharing among various actors in Mali’s public health system that manage pharmaceuticals .
Mali’s participation in various international health initiatives aimed at preventing and fighting transmissible diseases have provided much needed additional financial resources. However, these additional resources have also brought along new pressures and challenges to a public pharmaceutical system that needs to adapt to dealing with an increased volume and variety of pharmaceutical products and with the requirements of the new donors.
In Mali, the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) works to assure the availability of quality commodities and effective pharmaceutical services to achieve desired health outcomes. Adopting a systems strengthening approach consistent with the Global Health Initiative, as well as Mali’s National Health Development Strategy (PRODESS), the project addresses the collection and reporting data on essential medicines, pharmaceutical supply management, pharmaceutical sector governance, pharmaceutical management information for decision-making, and finance mechanisms to improve access to medicines.
|Project Name||Health Systems||Health Areas||Date|
|Debbo Alafia Consortium||Health Service Delivery||Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health, Family Planning & Reproductive Health||2014 - 2019|
Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services Program
|Pharmaceutical Management, Health Care Financing||Malaria & Other Communicable Diseases, Tuberculosis, HIV & AIDS, Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health, Family Planning & Reproductive Health||2011 - 2016|
Prevention and response to gender-based violence in Mopti and Douentza, Mali
|Leadership, Management & Governance, Health Service Delivery||Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health, Family Planning & Reproductive Health||2014 - 2016|