Strengthening the prevention of neglected tropical diseases in Tanzania

By Fay Venegas On 05 Sep 2016 Read 3307

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are 18 communicable diseases identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) which affect an estimated 1.7 billion people globally, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. The impact of NTDs on communities is devastating, often resulting in life-long physical...

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Ghana’s Minister of Health applauds the ADP’s support in the development of the National Medicines Policy

By Belynda Amankwa On 24 Aug 2016 Read 1831

The Ministry of Health (MOH) in Ghana has recently developed the third edition of the National Medicines Policy (NMP), which expresses the government’s commitment towards “the goal of ensuring universal access to affordable essential medicines of assured quality to all people of Ghana”. It enc...

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Cross-sectoral and policy coherence needed to achieve national public health goals in Tanzania

By Dr. Hassan Mshinda & Dr. Henry Irunde On 22 Apr 2016 Read 2340

On 22-23 March 2016, the consultation on “Policy Coherence on Improving Health Technology Access and Delivery”was co-convened by the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOH-CDGEC); the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), and the...

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Health innovations do not miraculously reach people in need

By Dr. Tim France On 18 Feb 2016 Read 1924

The Access and Delivery Partnership (ADP) is a Government of Japan-supported collaboration between UNDP, WHO/TDR and PATH. It supports low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to strengthen their capacity to improve access to, and delivery of, new health technologies for TB, malaria and neglect...

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The ADP provides crucial support in strengthening Ghana’s National Medicines Policy

By Belynda Amankwa On 15 Dec 2015 Read 2797

In light of recent public health reforms aimed at achieving universal health coverage (UHC) in Ghana, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has embarked on the process of revising the second edition of the National Medicines Policy (2004). A Technical Working Group (TWG), comprising experts from a range of g...

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