MTaPS Enhancing the Availability and Use of Information for Decision Making Fact Sheet
Pharmaceutical systems and the health system in general in many low- and middle-income countries suffer from poor data availability and accessibility. Typically, data are manually collected at service delivery points and then sent to the district, regional, or Ministry level for processing and storage with the hope that they will be captured electronically and analyzed. However, these collected data often become outdated and are not analyzed or used to inform decision making. USAID MTaPS is designed to change this poor data cycle by improving local capacity for data governance, analytics, interoperability, and integration. This will help to streamline data collection, collation, and analysis; improve data availability and accessibility; and help countries reap the benefits of evidence-based decision making.