The USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) has launched version 3.0 of the QuanTB tool.
QuanTB is a downloadable electronic forecasting, quantification, and early warning tool designed to improve procurement processes, ordering, and planning for TB treatment. QuanTB transforms complicated calculations into a user-friendly dashboard displaying key information for managing medicines and can help countries to avoid stock-outs and expiries of medicines.
The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) honored MSH at a ceremony recognizing foreign NGOs' contributions to the country's sustainable development. The November 17 ceremony honored 45 organizations, chosen from a pool of 493 NGOs, at the event.
Vietnam has worked with approximately 1,000 NGOs from 30 countries, which have disbursed more than $3 billion on poverty reduction, post-war recovery, public health, and other projects, according to Vietnam News.
As a major partner in the Tuberculosis Coalition for Technical Assistance, an international team led by the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is poised to continue to make significant contributions to USAID’s vision of a world free of TB. The new USAID-funded project, Challenge TB, is a five-year cooperative agreement with a value of up to $550 million. Challenge TB will be the fourth global USAID TB control program implemented by the Coalition, a team of nine partners that includes MSH:
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
American Thoracic Society
Accredited Drug Shops: Pitch for Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting 2014Read Dr. Quick's remarks (as prepared)Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH, Management Sciences for HealthTwo billion people – one third of the world’s population – lack regular access to quality essential medicines. In rural Tanzania, as in most low income countries, when people are sick enough to seek treatment their first stop is not a trained health provider or clinic. No, their first stop is the drug seller down the street.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) announced it is seeking partners to complete its 2011 Commitment for Action at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), pledging to scale up sustainable Accredited Drug Shops in five African nations by 2015 to bring quality essential medicines to 70 million people in rural communities. The program has already served 36 million people in three nations and economically empowered thousands of women. Over 10,000 Accredited Drugs Shops are now in operation. Read more about the Accredited Drug Shops here. MSH President & CEO Dr.
The USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) program and MSH are excited to announce the launch of a new version of QuanTB, version 1.0.2, an electronic forecasting, quantification, and early warning tool designed to improve procurement processes, ordering, and planning for tuberculosis (TB) treatment.
QuanTB is also now available in 6 languages: English, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese.
Study in the Journal Of Public Health Policy Calls on Governments and Private Donors to Provide Funding
Contact: Palgrave Macmillan
For twelve years, the World Health Organization’s Prequalification Program (PQP) has helped to stem the tide of diseases such as HIV, TB, and malaria. But according to a group of former WHO directors and academics, this program is at risk because it is entirely reliant on just two international organizations for funding.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) applauds the report of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon that assesses progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and lays out recommendations for the post-2015 development agenda. The report [PDF], “A life of dignity for all: accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and advancing the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015,” prioritizes improving health as one of 14 top-line goals and recommends universal health coverage (UHC) as a “transformative action” to achieve it.
Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research: Beijing, ChinaFrom October 31 to November 4, 26 MSH delegates will travel to Beijing, China to attend the Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research.
The International Conference for Improving Use of Medicines (ICIUM), which aims to build international consensus on how to improve, expand, and sustain use of medicines in low- and middle-income countries, will be held November 14-18 in Antalya, Turkey.