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To ensure that the inspection of pharmaceutical wholesalers is carried out with good standard, MOPH initiated the development of the wholesalers’ inspection checklist to guide the inspectors.

To ensure that the inspection of pharmaceutical importers is carried out with good standards, MOPH initiated the development of the pharmaceutical importers inspection checklist user manual.

To ensure that the inspection of retail pharmacies is carried out with good standards, MOPH initiated the development of a user manual for the retail pharmacies inspection checklist.

To ensure that the inspection of wholesalers is carried out with good standards, MOPH initiated the development of a user manual for the wholesalers’ inspection checklist.

This is the overall policy document for Waste Management and Safe Disposal of Pharmaceutical system for Afghanistan’s pharmaceutical sector. The goal of this document is to provide a comprehensive waste disposal system for medicines so as to ensure their safe destruction in a cost-effective and efficient manner; and to do this whilst also providing full protection of the environment.

This document is the overall policy for the product quality assurance (QA) system for Afghanistan’s pharmaceutical sector. This policy, the National Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance Policy, is part of continuous efforts by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and stakeholders to ensure the safety, efficaciousness, and quality of medicines.

This framework seeks to outline a national strategy for the development of pharmaceutical HR in the public and private sectors in Afghanistan to produce a stronger pharmaceutical system that responds to the population’s needs. In particular, the framework serves as a reference document for the Human Resources for Health plan and the HR section of the National Medicines Policy of the MoPH.

This document aims to present a concept for the establishment of an independent NMHRA in the country, through which the regulatory activities of various MoPH authorities are coordinated and incorporated so that it is ensured that medical products are of a better quality and that the medicines consumed in the country are safe.

The National Medicine Board was established in 2003 and then it was promoted to the National Medicines & Food Board (NMFB) in 2009. According to the Medicine Law (2008), the Board is the highest decision making entity on issues related to pharmaceuticals. Upon its expansion in 2009, the Board’s mandate was extended to include foodstuff.

Management Sciences for Health has developed a comprehensive approach for evaluating the outcomes of its leadership development programs with health program managers and workers in developing countries. This paper describes the methodology used to evaluate how leadership development contributes to measurable changes in organizational performance.

In response to demand from public and private health care organizations for cost-effective, practical, and accessible leadership and management development, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) designed the Virtual Leadership Development Program (VLDP) in 2002.

Mobile health (mHealth) is the provision of health services and information via mobile and wireless technologies. The mobile phone has become ubiquitous in Africa, making mHealth an important tool with which to impact the health of Africans. When applied correctly, mHealth can make real contributions to improved health outcomes. 

The African Strategies for Health (ASH) project has produced six volumes of the mHealth Compendium containing 167 profiles of mobile health (mHealth) programs. The volumes document key mHealth resources, and describe featured programs and their results, lessons learned, and implementation challenges.

The mHealth Compendium series, developed by the African Strategies for Health project, has expanded the body of knowledge and increased access to the most current information on mobile technology solutions for health.

At the beginning of the HEAL TB project in 2011, culture and drug susceptibility testing (DST) using solid media was available to the program in two regions to detect drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) and for monitoring treatment response, which made identifying drug- resistance patterns possible and allowed health care workers to provide more appropriate drug treatment for DR-TB patients.

In Bangladesh tea and rubber garden workers and indigenous communities live in isolated areas with difficulties to access government health facilities. In addition, the level of poverty of some of these groups put them at risk of getting TB.

GeneXpert has revolutionized the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and drug resistant TB (DR-TB) by effectively detecting M. tuberculosis in clinical specimens and RMP resistance in less than two hours without sophisticated laboratories. This enables patients to begin treatment for rifampicin resistant TB on the same day, rather than after several months of ineffective treatment.

The e-TB Manager was used for drug resistant TB case management from 2010. The number of active DR-TB cases being managed in the system increased from 23 in 2010 to 1,037 in 2016.

Challenge TB was implemented in Ethiopia as part of Management Sciences for Health’s (MSH’s) Innovation Challenge Fund (INCH)2 initiative designed to encourage innovative interventions across MSH supported projects. MSH used the ExpandNet Framework3 to scale up the innovation.

Together with Borena and Guji zonal health department and the Oromia Regional Health Bureau (RHB), MSH, through the HEAL TB project (December 2015-June 2016) and now through Challenge TB (December 2016-present), identified six districts within the mining areas. Six woreda coordinators were trained and deployed to coordinate case finding and treatment observation.

Twelve Stories of How MSH Is Advancing Health around the World

The UN adoption of the SDGs in 2015 signaled a strong commitment of member countries to the expanded access to essential health service agenda and definitively recognized the critical role of medicines in achieving UHC.

Management Sciences for Health serves on the steering group of The NCD Alliance, which has issued this polcy brief on universal health coverage and non-communicable diseases. 

A civil society organisation (CSO) perspective on how UHC can be reached by 2030 Universal Health Coverage 2030 (UHC2030) MSH is the secretariat for the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism of UHC2030, a global movement to build stronger health systems for universal health coverage.

In this edition, you will read about MSH support to Society for Women and Children Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (SOWCHAN) advocacy march to the National Assembly on World Aids Day; how we are applying gender lens in Nigeria; and mitigating human resource gaps in general hospital Minna.

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