Strengthening Pharmaceutical Management Information Systems for the HIV Program in Ukraine: Assessment and Identification of Areas for Technical Support, September 5–20, 2011
(2012; 54 pages)

Duarte, K. and H. Walkowiak. 2012. Strengthening Pharmaceutical Management Information Systems for the HIV Program in Ukraine: Assessment and Identification of Areas for Technical Support, September 5–20, 2011. Submitted to the US Agency for International Development by the Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) Program. Arlington, VA: Management Sciences for Health.

Abstract

The Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) Program received funding from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Ukraine Mission under the SPS Ukraine Associate Award to assist the Ministry of Health and other local partners to address pharmaceutical management issues regarding the management of antituberculosis and antiretroviral therapy (ART)-related medicines and commodities. The objectives of the assessment were to evaluate existing pharmaceutical management information systems (PMIS) elements for the ART program and identify gaps and develop potential strategies for optimizing processes and tools to assure the timeliness and quality of data needed to manage medicines for HIV/AIDS. The information used to prepare this report came primarily from semi-structured interviews with key informants, observations of operations, and record keeping and reporting procedures at AIDS prevention and control centers, and document review. From September 5 to 20, 2011, the SPS team visited regional and municipal AIDS prevention and control centers in five oblasts in addition to meetings with the Ukrainian AIDS Centre (UAC) and other key stakeholders identified by the UAC. The assessment looked at four key elements structured around data collection, aggregation, and use of data and identified the information needs of the UAC to effectively manage the program, medicines, and services for patients.

 
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