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US Ambassador visits Dhaka hospital to support frontline health worker training

October 7, 2020

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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COVID-19 capacity-building training

MTaPS Assisting Bangladesh with COVID-19 Rapid Response

April 8, 2020

The USAID MTaPS Program is supporting the Government of Bangladesh to manage and contain the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the emergency, the program has rolled out a national action plan in collaboration with the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), particularly the Communicable Diseases Control unit; Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research; Office of Director of Hospitals; Central Medical Stores Depot under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; and other stakeholders, including Johns Hopkins University. 

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Anika, a toddler that was suffering from TB and her mother. (Photo Credit: Francies Hajong/MSH)

Scaling up a digital tool to end TB in Bangladesh

March 31, 2020

By Md. Taleb, MTaPS Senior Technical Advisor

Last October, Bangladesh’s Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) went digital—that is, it initiated a national digital health strategy to improve the accessibility and quality of its health services. The USAID Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) program is helping the country realize its goals by supporting a national scale up of e-TB Manager, a web-based patient management tool. 

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New information system informs better management of  all equipment at hospitals

New Tool to Boost Efficient Equipment Use in Bangladesh Hospitals

February 28, 2020

An asset management system, developed and implemented by MTaPS, will improve efficiency of equipment use at hospitals with nationwide implementation across Bangladesh.

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October 23, 2019

In Bangladesh, MTaPS is using integrated, innovative, and sustainable strategies to strengthen the country’s pharmaceutical system to help eliminate medicine stock-outs and shortages and promote appropriate use of medicines and related products. The work supports essential services for maternal and child health, family planning and reproductive health, and TB. MTaPS is also working to improve the country’s capacity to regulate the pharmaceutical sector, steward the use of antimicrobials, and make the best use of financial resources.

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