MSH is currently implementing the TB CARE I project in Mozambique. TB CARE I is a five-year USAID/PEPFAR-funded program led by the Dutch NGO KNCV TB Foundation. It aims to save lives and control the spread of TB, TB/HIV and drug resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB). The project aims to provide technical assistance to the Mozambique National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTCP) and the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), contributing to the national, global and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets for TB.
The scope of work is to assist NTCP and NMCP:
• To provide universal and early case detection
• To provide universal access to DST for suspected cases and treatment to all those with MDR TB cases
• To increase early case detection, expand intensified case finding, enhance airborne infection control efforts and expand access to and integrate treatment of TB and HIV in co-infected individuals
• To fully contribute to health system strengthening as it relates to TB, particularly for improving political commitment, strengthening human resources, enhancing health information and surveillance systems, infection control, and engaging all care providers.
• To improve diagnosis and treatment of malaria.
The Supply Chain Management System (SCMS), which was established in 2005, supplies Mozambique with lifesaving medicines to HIV & AIDS programs around the world. It is led by the Partnership for Supply Chain Management (a nonprofit organization established by MSH and JSI). The 13 SCMS private sector, nongovernmental and faith-based partners are hands-on and actively work to strengthen supply chains, enabling the scale-up of HIV & AIDS treatment in developing countries.
SCMS is funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief to help deliver an uninterrupted supply of high-quality, affordable products including: antiretroviral drugs; drugs to treat opportunistic infections such as tuberculosis; and drugs and supplies for palliative and home-based care, HIV rapid test kits, and laboratory equipment.
The project focuses on improving forecasting (to determine what drugs are really needed), aggregating demand and negotiating lower prices, and bringing the delivery mechanism closer to the point of use through regional warehouses.
|Project Name||Health Systems||Health Areas||Date|
African Strategies for Health
|Leadership, Management & Governance, Health Care Financing, Human Resources for Health, Health Information||Malaria & Other Communicable Diseases, Tuberculosis, Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health, HIV & AIDS||2011 - 2016|
TB CARE I
|Health Information, Health Service Delivery||HIV & AIDS, Tuberculosis||2010 - 2015|
Supply Chain Management System
|Pharmaceutical Management||HIV & AIDS||2006 - 2016|
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|