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MTaPS COVID-19 E-Learning Courses Integrated Into The Philippines DoH Academy September 23, 2020 / News Author: Anonymous
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. 
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Nurse prepares vaccine at Bwaila Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi
Reducing Health Risks and Building Trust: Pharmacovigilance During COVID-19 and Beyond September 15, 2020 / Blog entry Author: Rajita Majumdar
Medicines cure but can harm patients too. Countries must have pharmacovigilance systems in place to ensure that medicines are safe, effective, of good quality, and used appropriately.
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Moving LMICs toward Self-Reliance: A Roadmap for Systematic Priority Setting for Resource Allocation September 14, 2020 / Blog entry Author: Refiloe
A Roadmap for Systematic Priority Setting and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) serves as a practical guide for policy action in LMICs to successfully implement HTA and put countries on the path toward UHC and self-reliance.
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MTaPS Experts Unpack the Benefits of the Game-Changing WHO Global Benchmarking Tool August 17, 2020 / Blog entry Author: Refiloe
To support countries in strengthening their regulatory capacity, WHO developed a framework for measuring and improving regulatory systems - the Global Benchmarking Tool (GBT).
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A health care worker demonstrating how to perform hand washing at the facility. Photo credit: Daniel Paul
Making Infection Prevention Capacity Sustainable: A Six-Point Plan in Tanzania August 4, 2020 / Blog entry Author: Anonymous
By Dr. Doris Lutkam, MTaPS Senior Technical Advisor 
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Participants develop an IPC policy statement during a training at Outspan Teaching and Referral Hospital, Nyeri County. (Photo: Doris Bota, MTaPS)
Containing Antimicrobial Resistance: Kenya’s Systems Approach July 29, 2020 / Blog entry Author: Anonymous
By Ndinda Kusu, Country Project Director, MTaPS Kenya Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a dire problem in Kenya. There are already high levels of resistance to common first-line drugs and rising infections from life-threatening pathogens, including those leading to pneumonia, salmonella, and gonorrhoea. 
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Assessing injection safety practices at Outspan Teaching and Referral Hospital, Nyeri County. (Photo: Doris Bota, MTaPS)
A Quality Improvement Program for IPC Launched in Kenya July 14, 2020 / News Author: Anonymous
Approximately 10% of hospital procedures in low- and middle-income countries result in a health care-acquired infection. Containing those infections is an integral component of a quality health care system and is particularly critical as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s also key to containing antimicrobial resistance.
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Patients at a clinic
Integrating Pharmaceutical Systems Strengthening in the Global Health Agenda: A Reckoning by Experts July 7, 2020 / News Author: Refiloe
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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Regulating COVID-19 Medical Products: An Urgent Need July 2, 2020 / Blog entry Author: tchevaux
he USAID MTaPS Program is harnessing its regulatory systems strengthening expertise to support low- and middle-income countries in ensuring that COVID-19 medical products meet regulatory standards and save lives as intended.
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AMS feedback to Nyeri county health management team
A Stewardship Program Advances Kenya’s Fight against Antimicrobial Resistance June 25, 2020 / News Author: Refiloe
With the support of the USAID MTaPS program, a new mentorship activity has helped health care facilities launch new efforts to ensure the appropriate use of antimicrobials to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR). 
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