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More than 80% of people in Bangladesh seek care from untrained or poorly trained village doctors and drug shop retailers. Overprescribing, selling unnecessary and expensive brand drugs, and distributing antibiotics and steroids without prescriptions are common problems. At the same time, access to many medicines is low, and antimicrobial resistance is rising.

 {Photo credit: Samy Rakotoniaina/MSH}A community health volunteer in Madagascar shows the mobile phone she uses to record patient health data.Photo credit: Samy Rakotoniaina/MSH

On January 17, 2020, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) transferred a significant amount of essential medical equipment and supplies to Madagascar’s Ministry of Public Health.

{Photo Credit: Warren Zelman}Photo Credit: Warren Zelman

By Berhanemeskal Assefa Woldemariam, Principal Technical Advisor, Management Sciences for HealthAs a country with high rates of tuberculosis (TB), Ethiopia is working to expand services and improve TB case finding.

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