On February 24th, the Global Digital Health Network invited MSH to host a webinar discussion focused on Digital Tools for Pharmaceutical Systems. Visit the event page Pharmaceutical systems depend on efficient and reliable information tools, data governance, and data analytics systems to ensure sustainable access to and appropriate use of safe, effective, quality assured, and affordable products and services. Many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), however, suffer from poor data availability and accessibility.
The 6th Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Ministerial Meeting is being hosted in by Thailand under the theme, “Bridging Cooperative Action for Global Health Security” from November 18-20, 2020. The Ministerial Meeting aims to strengthen multidisciplinary engagement and multisectoral coordination while emphasizing the importance of financial preparedness for health threats. A series of high-level side meetings are being held from October 15th to November 5th on the fringes of the Ministerial to take stock of progress and the top priorities and actions needed going forward on various fronts of the multisectoral effort to reach global targets for health security.
The COVID-19 pandemic is testing health systems, but we can learn from the gaps it reveals and co-opt the strategies that are working to contain it. Locally Leading the Way invites health leaders and viewers for interactive, real-time, virtual roundtable discussions on how countries can respond to disruptions, maintain essential services, and prevent future pandemics while optimizing sustainable local resources.
How do strong pharmaceutical systems work to combat disease, boost health outcomes, and improve the quality of health services?From 2014 to 2020, the USAID-funded and MSH-led Uganda Health Supply Chain (UHSC) project has worked to improve the health status of the Ugandan population by increasing the availability, affordability, accessibility, and appropriate use of quality essential medicines and health supplies.Working directly with the Uganda Ministry of Health's pharmacy department, technical programs, district-level health managers, and private and public care facilities in 89 districts, UHSC has partnered with Uganda's National Medical Store, Joint Medical Store, National Drug Authorities, and other partners—including the Global Fund, UNICEF, and UNFPA—to transform Ugandan pharmaceutical systems and practices.Join us for a virtual celebration of the project’s achievements and a panel discussion on the innovative approaches used to strengthen Uganda’s health system.
The USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) is holding an end-of-program event on March 1, in Arlington, VA.
We’ll be discussing progress made toward ensuring that quality, life-saving essential medicine and services are available and affordable to those who need them. We’ll also explore goals and challenges for the future of pharmaceutical systems strengthening and advance a vision of what it takes to build resilient, responsive pharmaceutical systems that promote good health outcomes.
9:00 AM Mexico City | 10:00 AM New York | 3:00 PM London | 6:00 PM Nairobi | 9:00 PM Dhaka
Listen the webinar recording here.
This one-hour webinar will share innovations – interventions, technologies, and distribution approaches – that have the potential to increase access to and use of misoprostol for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), the leading cause of maternal death. This webinar will: Highlight innovative ways that countries are expanding access to and use of misoprostol for PPH
Please join the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program for a special webinar and live Q&A session on how access to and use of data helps to build resilient and responsive pharmaceutical systems.
The US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program, led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH), in collaboration with the Stop TB Partnership Global Drug Facility, will host a technical conference titled, “Building the Post-2015 Agenda: Novel Approaches to Improving Access to TB Medicines and Pharmaceutical Services” from March 2-6, 2015 at the Conrad Bangkok Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.
Health systems stengthening drives our response to the tuberculosis epidemic. In over 30 countries MSH is working with international, national, and local partners to strengthen the capacity of health systems, national TB programs, and health managers to improve the lives of those affected by TB and prevent the spread of disease. Our work addresses all elements of the health system: service delivery; leadership and governance; medical products, vaccines, and technologies; health financing; health information; and human resources.
Join MSH at the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town, South Africa from September 30th – October 3rd! We will be participating in multiple sessions throughout the week to participate in the presentations and discussions of people-centered health systems. Visit us at booth 21 in the Marketplace and follow our conference blog on Twitter and Facebook for live updates from Cape Town.
We are hosting two satellite sessions on Monday, September 29th. Click here to register.
Integrated community case management (iCCM) increases access to treatment to those beyond the reach of health facilities and has the potential to more equitably address the three largest causes of child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2000, the use of iCCM to deliver pneumonia, malaria and diarrhea treatments to children under 5 has dramatically increased. It is increasingly being used to treat neonatal infections and child malnutrition.
Fighting Drug-Resistant TB in the 21st Century: Novel Approaches to Improving Access to anti-TB Medicines and Pharmaceutical Services
1st Conference on Pharmaceutical Management for TB and M/XDR-TB for WHO European Region
Management Sciences for Health, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Harvard Medical School are hosting an event - “Medicines as Part of Universal Health Coverage: Starting a Dialogue”, to be held in Washington, DC, June 2 to 4, 2013. This technical workshop will explore issues relating to inclusion of medicines as part of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) schemes.
We will be providing a live webcast of key plenary sessions and invite you to view the dialogue here: