South Africa

MSH began providing technical assistance to the government of South Africa in 1997 to strengthen health services. Over the years, MSH has implemented a string of pharmaceutical systems strengthening projects, and has focused on areas ranging from primary health care and family planning, to leadership development and management information systems.

MSH has also worked to strengthen local and regional systems to respond more effectively and sustainably to HIV and AIDS, most recently through the Building Local Capacity for Delivery of HIV Services (BLC) Project. BLC has provided 65,500 community members with HIV counseling and testing, provided care and support to more than 100,000 orphans and vulnerable children, and reached more than 4,000 men and boys with voluntary medical circumcision services.

Through the SIAPS Program, MSH works with the country's National Department of Health and provincial and local government health authorities to strengthen pharmaceutical systems. The program built and implemented RxSolution, an electronic system used to manage inventory, purchase orders, and dispense medicine. The National Department of Health has adopted RxSolution as the official system to be installed at all public health facilities.

Our Projects

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
Knowledge for Health II Leadership, Management & Governance, Health Information HIV & AIDS, Family Planning & Reproductive Health 2013 - 2018
Strengthening Local Capacity to Provide Sustainable HIV-related Care and Treatment Services in South Africa
Completed
Health Service Delivery HIV & AIDS 2011 - 2015
Building Local Capacity for Delivery of HIV Services in Southern Africa
Completed
Leadership, Management & Governance HIV & AIDS, Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health 2010 - 2015
MEASURE Evaluation
Completed
Leadership, Management & Governance, Health Service Delivery, Human Resources for Health, Health Information HIV & AIDS, Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health, Family Planning & Reproductive Health, Malaria 2008 - 2017
Knowledge for Health
Completed
Health Information, Leadership, Management & Governance Family Planning & Reproductive Health, HIV & AIDS 2008 - 2013
Supply Chain Management System
Completed
Pharmaceutical Management HIV & AIDS 2006 - 2016
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