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The Philippines has a population of over 90 million people and is one of the 22 highest TB burden countries in the world.To understand the economic cost of non-adherence to TB medicines due to loss to follow up and stock-outs in the Philippines, data were collected on the economic costs of non-adherence to TB medicines and a model was developed to show those costs under different scenarios.The model showed that as many as 1958 and 233 persons are likely to have died as a result of DS-TB and MDR-TB loss to follow up, respectively, and 588 persons are likely to have died as a result of TB medicine stock outs. The related economic impact in each case is likely have been to be as much as US$72.2 million, US$13.4 million and US$21.0 million, respectively. The economic costs of non-adherence to TB medicines due to loss to follow-up and stock-outs represent a significant economic burden for the country and it is likely that the cost of addressing these problems would be much less than this burden and, therefore, a wise investment.

The objective of this study was to measure antimicrobial consumption in Tanzania. From 2017 to 2019, data on all antimicrobials imported into Tanzania were obtained from the Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority Data, augmented with purchasing data from the Medical Stores Department and data from local manufacturers. Data were collected and analyzed in accordance with the World Health Organization Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical and defined daily doses (DDD) methodology. The average DDD per 1,000 inhabitants per day (DDD/1,000/D) for all antimicrobials was 80.8 ± 39.35. The DDD/1,000/D declined from 136.41 in 2017 to 54.98 in 2018 and 51.02 in 2019. Doxycycline, amoxicillin, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole were the most frequently consumed antibiotics during these years, accounting for 20.01, 16.75, and 12.42 DDD/1,000/D, respectively. The majority of antimicrobial consumption in Tanzania occurred in the private sector, with the proportion of private-sector antibiotic consumption increasing annually from 2017 to 2019. The private sector use of antimicrobials is significantly increasing and should be carefully monitored in accordance with national policies. Future work is necessary to increase reporting of antimicrobial consumption patterns in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool can be utilized for the development of baseline and periodic capacity assessments of an organization, helping users to measure how an organization’s capacity changes over time.

The International Medical Products Price Guide (formerly International Drug Price Indicator Guide) contains a spectrum of prices from pharmaceutical suppliers, international development organizations, and government agencies.

Funded by PEPFAR through the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and implemented by Management Sciences for Health, the Technical Support Services Project (TSSP) worked with the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children (MoHCDGEC) to finalize the National Health Workforce Allocation Optimization (WAO) tool.

The USAID-funded Strengthening Supply Chain Systems (SSCS) supports Uganda’s efforts to strengthen its health supply chain to increase availability of and access to safe, quality-assured essential medicines and health supplies (EMHS) in public and private nonprofit health facilities.

The three-year Care and Treatment for Sustained Support (CaTSS) project was implemented by MSH in close partnership with the Government of Nigeria and local partners.

The Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) is implementing a digital information strategy to improve health system planning and decision making in Tanzania.The MoHCDGEC, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Technical Support Services Project (TSSP), identified the need for a national health cross-cutting dashboard in January

Forecasting Consumption of Select Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health CommoditiesThis guide will assist program managers, service providers, and technical experts when conducting a quantification of commodity needs for the 13 reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health commodities prioritized by the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children.These 13 commodi

The USAID-funded Integrated Health Services Activity (IHSA) is a five-year project implemented in Benin.

The USAID-funded Integrated Health Services Activity (IHSA) is a five-year project implemented in Benin.

PurposeTo assist organizations to map the development of key management components and use these results for planning improvements and monitoring progress.DescriptionThe Management and Organizational Sustainability Tool (MOST) is a structured, participatory process that allows organizations to assess their own management performance, develop a concrete action plan for improvement and carry out the

In order to fight against future epidemics, the world must take action to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks.  

Tuberculosis is a major cause of adult deaths and places a huge social and financial burden on the people who have the disease, as well as on their families and communities.

The Rwandan Ministry of Health partnered with the Integrated Health Systems Strengthening Project (IHSSP) to strengthen and coordinate its health information system. In 2009, when IHSSP was launched, the ministry had multiple systems to gather data from the country’s health services, but the systems used to aggregate and analyze the information were weak and were not interoperable.

This training guide and these tools were created as part of the USAID STOP AI project to help local leaders prepare their communities to respond to widespread disease outbreaks.Facilitator Guide (PDF, 4.8 MB)Pandemic Toolkit (PDF, 9.4 MB)Template Plan (PDF, 1.9 MB)Tool 2: Presentation: Understanding the Threat of an Influenza Pandemic (PPT, 1.5 MB)Tool 3: Health Impact Projection Tool (XLS, 1.2 MB

Purpose:To assist family planing supervisors to evaluate and improve family planning supervision and services.Description:This tool is a computerized instrument for supervisors of family planning services to assess the facility and personnel readiness to provide family planning.

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.

Studies have shown that the role of a midwife before, during and after delivery can play a crucial role in preventing cross-infection between mother and baby. Mother-to-Child Transmission (MTCT) remains a serious threat, particularly with Zika and HIV viruses. Midwives have the power to change that. 

Proper stock management is essential for providing medicines to patients when and where they need them. This is especially important for people living with HIV because treatment is a lifelong commitment and adherence is critical to good outcomes. Pharmacists must be able to track, analyze, and manage stock information to prevent stock-outs, overstocks, and stock expiring on the shelf.

This standard operating procedure describes the procedures to be used by the members of Pharmacovigilance Department of National Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (NMHRA), Medicine Safety Committee (MSC) and by health care professionals for the recording, management and reporting of suspected adverse drug reactions and other suspected adverse events that are reported through t

Purpose:The primary use of the WCA is to measure workgroup climate. Its secondary purpose is to engage workgroup members in a conversation about their particular climate so that together, they can find ways to improve it.

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