Health technology innovation to improve access and availability of essential medicines in South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa—Management Science for Health (MSH), an international nonprofit dedicated to saving lives by building strong health systems in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities, today presented the government of South Africa with the source code for RxSolution®, an electronic pharmaceutical management system designed to manage medicine supplies from procurement to dispensing.
Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) is proud to release its report, “10 Years of Supporting PEPFAR through Stronger Public Health Supply Chains: A Report on SCMS Contributions to PEPFAR Results.” As SCMS marks a decade of operating the largest public health supply chain in the world on behalf of the US Government, the project looks back at how it helped to move the global community closer to reaching our collective goal: achieving an AIDS-free generation.
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.
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.
JOINT LETTER TO UN MEMBER STATES: Universal Health Coverage and the Post-2015 Agenda
Health is a universal human right. It is both a driver and an indicator of sustainable development. Accordingly, we urge the Member States of the United Nations, as they deliberate on the post-2015 framework, to adopt an agenda which will promote accelerated, equitable progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) in all countries.
First published in 1982 and revised in 1997, Management Sciences for Health’s Managing Drug Supply continues to be the leading reference on how to manage essential medicines in developing countries. The third edition, MDS–3: Managing Access to Medicines and Health Technologies, reflects political, scientific, and technological changes of the past 14 years. Nearly 100 experts from a wide range of disciplines and virtually every corner of the world have contributed to this third edition, published in 2012.