Results for "Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission"
Highlights Strengthening the Ugandan supply chain system through stronger policies, strategies, and implementation capacity, resulting in increased access to essential medicines. This involved helping to revise the National Medicines Policy and redesigning the community-level medicines supply chain system for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health commodities. Combining medicines management training with sustained, supportive supervision for both pharmacy managers and health facility workers. Medicine availability, appropriate use, and prescribing increased significantly.
In Cameroon, the USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program has been working with the Ministry of Health since 2012 to improve the continuous availability of quality HIV medicines. As in many other countries, stock-outs of medicines in Cameroon are a symptom of numerous systemic weaknesses, including a lack of coordination among institutions, budget unpredictability, inefficiencies in storage and distribution systems, and lack of qualified staff.