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Enabling low- and middle-income countries to strengthen their pharmaceutical systems to ensure sustainable access to and appropriate use of essential medicines and related pharmaceutical services.
The Program Has Five Main Objectives
Improving pharmaceutical services, including product availability and patient-centered care, to achieve health outcomes
Optimizing pharmaceutical-sector financing, including resource allocation and use
Increasing the availability and use of pharmaceutical information for decision making and advancing the global learning agenda
Increasing institutional and human resource capacity for pharmaceutical management and services, including regulation of medical products
Strengthening pharmaceutical-sector governance
What's Happening at MTaPS
In early September, H.E. US Ambassador Mr. Earl R. Miller and USAID Mission Director Derrick S. Brown visited Kurmitola General Hospital (KGH) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The visit was to recognize and support the work of USAID MTaPS program to prepare and train the doctors, nurses, and other health workers at COVID-dedicated hospitals.
The USAID MTaPS hands over to the Philippine Department of Health (DoH) a set of eLearning modules on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), and Health Care Waste Management (HCWM), and Supply Chain Management (SCM) in support of Philippine health care workers as they continue to deal with the COVID-19 disease.
Approximately 10% of hospital procedures in low- and middle-income countries result in a health care-acquired infection.