This report summarizes significant USAID MTaPS achievements, key challenges, program performance, and adaptation in response to new demands and lessons learned for Year 2 and the July through September 2020 period. The report is organized by health area, objective, region, and country.
A presentation by Mohan P. Joshi, Senior Principal Technical Advisor, Pharmaceutical Services, and Technical Lead for GHSA/AMR activities for USAID MTaPS at a side event during the 2020 GHSA Ministerial Meeting titled “Moving Toward Best Practices in Multisectoral Coordination: Integrating Environment and Health to Strengthen Capacities to Prevent, Detect and Respond” on November 4, 2020.
The current World Health Organization (WHO) treatment guidelines for pediatric pneumonia recommend oral amoxicillin as the first-line treatment. There are several pediatric dosages and formulations of oral amoxicillin available, but WHO and UNICEF recommend amoxicillin dispersible tablets (DTs) as the formulation of choice for treatment of pediatric pneumonia.
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Quantimed is designed to improve the accuracy of order planning and budgeting by providing a systematic approach to organizing and analyzing data. Quantimed facilitates the calculation of commodity needs using either a single method or a combination of any of the three primary quantification methods: past consumption, morbidity patterns, and proxy consumption.
Proper stock management is essential for providing medicines to patients when and where they need them. This is especially important for people living with HIV because treatment is a lifelong commitment and adherence is critical to good outcomes. Pharmacists must be able to track, analyze, and manage stock information to prevent stock-outs, overstocks, and stock expiring on the shelf.