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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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Training participants after successful completion of the COVID-19 IPC ToT training, May 14, 2020.  Photo credit: Tewodros Fantahun
MTaPS supported COVID-19 infection prevention and control ToT training in Ethiopia June 12, 2020 / News Author: Anonymous
The threat of COVID-19 is a global concern for the health of the world population and the economy. As the second most populated country in Africa and a major economic actor, Ethiopia isn’t an exception and is ramping up aggressive measures to combat the pandemic. 
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A Conversation with MTaPS Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director Francis Okello June 9, 2020 / Blog entry Author: Anonymous
You have been working in M&E for well over two decades. What are the top two or three ways the field has progressed since you began work?
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Promoting Appropriate Use of Medicines Critical to an Effective COVID-19 Response June 1, 2020 / Blog entry Author: Refiloe
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 / News Author: Refiloe
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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An Innovative E-Hub Rapidly Builds Philippines’ Capacity for COVID-19 Response May 29, 2020 / News Author: Refiloe
MTaPS and partners rapidly developing and implementing innovative e-training hub to equip health workers with critical skills to respond to COVID-19. 
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Hand washing workshop. (Photo credit: Dr. Ange-Fulgence Ouffoue/MTaPS)
Strengthening Infection Prevention and Control in Côte d’Ivoire May 27, 2020 / News Author: Anonymous
Hygiene in health facilities plays a critical role for quality care and preventing transmission of diseases. Despite a number of significant achievements in past years in Côte d’Ivoire, an analysis of 30 health facilities in 2018 with the WHO’s Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Framework identified a number of insufficiencies related to hygiene practices. These deficiencies contribute to health care-acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
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