MTaPS Governance Fact Sheet
Attaining the goals of universal health coverage requires clear policies, robust legislation, and sound management practices supported by good governance. This premise is relevant to pharmaceutical systems, which are particularly vulnerable to corruption due to the economic value of medicines and the multiplicity of stakeholders. Governance plays a critical role in reducing opportunities for corruption and mitigating other system inefficiencies. It also shapes the ability of the health system to respond to challenges and institute reforms. USAID MTaPS assists countries in strengthening pharmaceutical-sector governance, which is a key objective of USAID’s Vision for Health Systems Strengthening for the medical products health system function, and achieving the global sustainable development goal of improving access to essential medicines and health technologies.