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MSH authors have published a number of journal articles describing the accredited drug seller implementation experience and lessons learned in Tanzania—home of the flagship ADDO program. A new compendium reviews highlights ranging from robust multi-method quantitative to informative qualitative research. 

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the world’s most pressing and urgent global health threats —one that could erode gains against tuberculosis (TB), malaria, HIV/AIDS, and many other infectious diseases. While AMR has emerged as a critical issue at the global level, current efforts to address AMR are insufficient to curb its spread.

The UN adoption of the SDGs in 2015 signaled a strong commitment of member countries to the expanded access to essential health service agenda and definitively recognized the critical role of medicines in achieving UHC.

The availability of timely, high-quality health data remains a challenge in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), despite some significant progress. DRC is a vast, landlocked country where the distances between health facilities, especially at different levels of the health system, are often great.

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

Using an effective intervention and district-led approach to strengthen medicine management in government and private not-for-profit health facilities, Supervision, Performance Assessment, and Recognition Strategy (SPARS), the Uganda Health Supply Chain (UHSC) project strengthened the capacity of district health workers to effectively manage and utilize health commodities and promoted local owners

Access to appropriate, high-quality medicines where and when they are needed is the overall goal of a well functioning supply chain and responsive health system.

To ensure an uninterrupted supply of essential medicines and effectively monitor store management in health facilities, the Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH) chose RxSolution, an integrated pharmaceutical management software.

Public pharmaceutical-sector managers in Uganda previously relied on information gathered from multiple sources to plan for and manage health supplies at the national, district, and facility levels. Not easily accessible, these sources required extensive effort to compile factual, real-time evidence for decision making.

A good health system ensures equitable and consistent access to quality essential medicines and health supplies. Health equity is prioritized in Uganda’s National Medicines Policy but unequal resource allocation has resulted in some health facilities having insufficient resources to meet local health needs.

Diagnostic tests for COVID-19 fall into three main categories: Molecular, Antigen, and Serological. Each category of tests comes with its own limitations, thus impacting how and where it can be used. Molecular tests based on Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology are the current ‘gold standard’ for COVID-19 testing.

The demand for COVID-19 diagnostics has exploded with the global impact of the pandemic, though this demand for diagnostics, reagents, and consumables for COVID-19 is causing shortages of commodities worldwide.

MSH’s collaborative work with government entities–the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the National Product Supply Chain Management Programme (NPSCMP)–enabled both regulatory bodies to improve the safety and quality of medicines in the supply chain system.

Through the Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) project, MSH helped finalize a systematized standard operating procedure (SOP) for the supply chain of health commodities in Nigeria. Managing health products in line with the provisions of the SOP guidelines will ensure that the right products are delivered to the right client, at the right time.

Providing direction for medicine supply chain systems in Nigeria for the next four years, this new policy is expected to strengthen governance in supply chain management across the country. The policy will optimize donor intervention through improved coordination among all stakeholders.

South Africa’s health system is under enormous strain.

The Grant Management Solutions (GMS) project experimented with a business-focused approach for strengthening regional technical support organizations to provide independent, high-quality management-related technical assistance to the country coordinating mechanisms and principal recipients of grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

The National TB Control Program (NTP) in the Philippines is continuously scaling up its operations in the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) to achieve the results and deliverables described in the 2010–2016 Philippine Plan of Action to Control Tuberculosis.