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Integrating Pharmaceutical Systems Strengthening in the Global Health Agenda: A Reckoning by Experts

July 7, 2020

Pharmaceutical systems strengthening (PSS) plays a pivotal role in achieving universal health coverage (UHC) by ensuring access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medical products and their appropriate use.

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Promoting Appropriate Use of Medicines Critical to an Effective COVID-19 Response

June 1, 2020

A pandemic is the ultimate challenge to the efficacy and resiliency of many systems, including the pharmaceutical system—how medicines and other medical products are managed in health systems.

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Establishing Pharmacovigilance for a New HIV Drug in Mozambique

June 1, 2020

Monitoring patients who are taking a new medicine is critical for patient safety and an essential component of a well-functioning pharmaceutical sector. 

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health workers during an MTaPS Training

MTaPS Supporting Kenya to Combat COVID-19

April 21, 2020

The USAID MTaPS Program is supporting Kenya in its efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic by implementing a national strategy in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and county governments (see US Embassy in Kenya announcement). The program already operates in the country with a mandate to strengthen Kenya’s pharmaceutical system, which includes the objective of combating infectious diseases. 

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