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The pharmaceutical regulatory situation in Afghanistan is generally considered to be weak with most of the activities in the private sector and, to a l arge extent, in the public sector largely uncontrolled.

An uninterrupted supply of pharmaceutical products is required to ensure the provision of clinical services according to the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) and the Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS).

Twelve Stories of How MSH Is Advancing Health around the World This compendium of stories was submitted through an internal story-telling contest at MSH and represents the lifesaving work MSH and the frontline health workers we partner with perform every day, around the world.

To target the most affected populations with life-saving maternal health policies and programs, governments need accurate information about maternal mortality in their countries. Unfortunately, measuring maternal deaths is not a simple task. National statistics on maternal mortality vary considerably from internationally published maternal death estimates.

Afghanistan already has a pharmaceutical product waste disposal operation, and pharmaceutical materials are reviewed for disposal and destruction, but the current operation is generally believed to have many shortfalls. Attempts at estimating the scale of the issue using total throughput volumes of pharmaceuticals have indicated no major issue on waste disposal because not enough volume of ph

Esta  nos da un panorama sobre la situación en materia de salud de los y las jóvenes bolivianos en comunidades indígenas, con énfasis en la salud sexual y reproductiva.

The goals of this new edition of the National Medicines Policy are to ensure the continuous development of the pharmaceutical sector and to meet the health care pharmaceutical requirements of all people living in Afghanistan, through the provision and use of safe, efficacious, high quality, cost effective, and affordable medicines and related products.

Through the Hewlett Foundation–funded Accelerating Contraceptive Use Project (2004–06), MSH achieved increases of 24–27 percentage points in the contraceptive prevalence rate in three rural areas of Afghanistan.

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The five-year Program to Build Leadership and Accountability in Nigeria's Health System (PLAN-Health) is funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and implemented by MSH.

The CPDS roadmap is a plan to coordinate MOPH, several donors, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, and other multi- and bilateral agencies for procuring and distributing medicines and medical supplies to facilities offering BPHS and EPHS.

To ensure that the inspection of pharmaceutical wholesalers is carried out with good standard, MOPH initiated the development of the wholesalers’ inspection checklist to guide the inspectors.

To address the lack of pharmaceutical supply information, a Data and Information Committee (DIC) of the CPDS was established and tasked to develop a Pharmaceutical Logistics Information System (PLIS) to gather the information about pharmaceutical procurement, distribution and consumption in the BPHS/EPHS implementers and health facilities.

This framework seeks to outline a national strategy for the development of pharmaceutical HR in the public and private sectors in Afghanistan to produce a stronger pharmaceutical system that responds to the population’s needs. In particular, the framework serves as a reference document for the Human Resources for Health plan and the HR section of the National Medicines Policy of the MoPH.

To ensure that the inspection of pharmaceutical importers is carried out with good standards, MOPH initiated the development of the pharmaceutical importers inspection checklist user manual.

Stakeholder communication is necessary for better coordination and control of pharmaceutical supply management (PSM) activities.

Afghanistan’s National Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (NMHRA) uses its Private Pharmacy Outlet Registration (PPOR) database to capture and report on information about private retail pharmacies that are registered with the NMHRA. NMHRA uses the reported information to monitor pharmacies’ registration status or updates, to facilitate coordination among NMHRA d

This is the overall policy document for Waste Management and Safe Disposal of Pharmaceutical system for Afghanistan’s pharmaceutical sector. The goal of this document is to provide a comprehensive waste disposal system for medicines so as to ensure their safe destruction in a cost-effective and efficient manner; and to do this whilst also providing full protection of the environment.

To ensure that the inspection of pharmaceutical importers is carried out with good standards, MOPH initiated the development of the pharmaceutical importers inspection checklist to guide the inspectors.

To ensure that the inspection of wholesalers is carried out with good standards, MOPH initiated the development of a user manual for the wholesalers’ inspection checklist.

This brief provides details on the achievements, challenges, and lessons learned from the TRACK TB project's Urban DOTS component. TRACK TB works to strengthen the capacity of the National TB/Leprosy Programme in Uganda, to provide leadership for TB response, and deliver quality, well-organized, and efficient services in close collaboration with other USAID programs.  

The Leadership, Management, and Governance (L+M+G) Evidence Compendium draws upon existing evidence in peer-reviewed and grey literature to better articulate the links between L+M+G capacity-building efforts and health systems performance.This compendium was produced by the USAID-funded Leadership, Management, and Governance Project and is organized into five chapters exploring each of the health

This technical brief examines the relative contribution of community health volunteers to reach people, particularly women of reproductive age, and children under the age of ve years, with primary health care services and examines the role of community health volunteers in assuring a continuum of care for pregnant women and young children between 2014 and 2016.

Technical HighlightCommunity health volunteers (CHVs) provide primary health care services to remote populations. Services include integrated community case management (iCCM) of childhood illnesses, such as diarrhea, malaria, and pneumonia; and family planning (FP) counseling and provision of contraceptives.

In Madagascar, despite years of efforts to improve maternal health, the maternal mortality ratio remains as high at 487 deaths per 100,000 live births, whereas the average for developing countries is 235. Additionally, only 51% of pregnant women receive four antental care (ANC) visits, which is the recommended number to prevent and manage possible pregnancy complications.