Building Blocks of Progress: Case Studies in Pharmaceutical Systems Strengthening

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It takes a resilient pharmaceutical system working within and in support of a functioning health system to ensure access to products and services for the people who need them. Pharmaceutical system strengthening requires a coordinated response from policy makers to the dispenser at the local drug shop. It also requires systems strengthening work in governance, regulatory systems, promoting appropriate use, and providing near real-time data for decision making.

The case studies in this collection demonstrate evidence-based improvements; provide actionable lessons and recommendations; and describe the technical framework, objectives, and specific actions used to strengthen a pharmaceutical system. This collection includes case studies from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Malawi, Namibia, Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Ukraine.