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Mom and baby receiving a prescription. Photo credit Jane Briggs
A Call for Strong Pharmaceutical Systems to Prevent Pneumonia Deaths in Children November 11, 2020 / Article Author: Anonymous
By Jane Briggs, Senior Principal Technical Advisor and MNCH Lead, MTaPS Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children under age five worldwide, according to WHO. The disease claimed the lives of more than 800,000 children under the age of five last year—one child every 39 seconds (UNICEF).   
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Equipping Health Workers with Treatment Protocols and Job Aids to Reduce Maternal and Child Mortality in DRC November 10, 2020 / Article Author: tchevaux
A significant proportion of maternal and child deaths can be avoided if women and children have access to quality, adequate health services and if the necessary quality medical products, supplies, and skilled health providers are available.
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Dr. Dominic Mundrugo-Ogo Lali of MTaPS during a consultative activity with a veterinary drug seller (Photo credit: Dr. Reuben Kiggundu/MTaPS Uganda)
New Tools Lay Foundation to Improve Antibiotic Use in the Animal Sector in Uganda November 10, 2020 / Article Author: tchevaux
Antibiotics are essential for both human and animal health. The symbiotic relationship among humans, animals, and the environment requires a multisectoral, transdisciplinary approach to control the growing crisis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)—an approach that is enshrined in One Health. However, this shared responsibility of protecting antimicrobials is not equally applied by all sectors.
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New findings from Tanzania’s 3-year national antimicrobial consumption analysis November 5, 2020 / Article Author: Anonymous
One of the WHO’s Benchmarks for International Health Regulations recommends that member states establish protocols and databases for monitoring antimicrobial use and consumption for a country to reach capacity levels 2 and 3.
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The 6th Global Health Security Agenda Ministerial Meeting October 29, 2020 / News Author: Rajita Majumdar
USAID MTaPS is presenting at a side event at the 6th GHSA Ministerial Meeting. The MTaPS session, held on November 4th, is titled: "Fostering Multisectoral Coordination in Countries to Effectively Contain Antimicrobial Resistance." 
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A Panel of Leading Women Experts Reflect at the Launch of HTA Roadmap October 24, 2020 / Article Author: Anonymous
Even though there’s consensus and a resolution approved by the World Health Organization member states (passed during the 67th World Health Assembly) on nationally establishing and strengthening health technology assessment (HTA) capacities as a key enabler for achieving universal health coverage (UHC), many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are lagging behind. Health systems in LMICs continue to struggle with managing and allocating limited resources for health, hindering progress toward UHC.
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Who Gets What and Why? An op-ed makes the case for health technology assessments October 20, 2020 / Blog entry Author: Refiloe
In an opinion piece for Think Global Health—an initiative from the Council on Foreign Relations—MSH’s Global Lead of Infectious Diseases, Health Financing, Technologies, Data, and Impact, Dr. Héctor Castro, discusses the need for health technology assessment to set priorities and allocate precious resources.
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US Ambassador visits Dhaka hospital to support frontline health worker training October 7, 2020 / News Author: Anonymous
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.
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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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