How it’s used
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.
Ensuring that patients have continuous access to tuberculosis (TB) treatment requires complex projections and calculations by program staff. It is becoming more challenging to make these predictions because new diagnostic devices rapidly increase the number of individuals diagnosed, which impacts the quantity of medicines needed.
Pharmaceutical service providers often lack the data they need to dispense the correct medicines in correct amounts as well as monitor the use and side effects of those medicines. Providers must be able to easily collect patient data and access patients’ medical history in order to optimize patient care, support management decisions, and appropriately manage stock.
What Is the Electronic Dispensing Tool?
This report summarizes significant USAID MTaPS achievements, key challenges, program performance, and adaptation in response to new demands and lessons learned for the April through June 2020 period. The report is organized by health area, objective, region, and country.
Preventing and controlling the spread of infectious diseases is key to protecting the health of both patients and health care workers. This is an urgent need not only because of the threat of COVID-19 but also to make every country vigilant about stopping the spread of health care-acquired infections.
The USAID MTaPS Program is implementing Global Health Security Agenda activities in 11 countries in the areas of antimicrobial stewardship, infection prevention and control, and multi-sectoral coordination to contain the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. The following technical documents or mini-guides provide concise stepwise guidance and checklists for field MTaPS technical staff to use when implementing these activities in countries.