Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services: Strengthening Malaria Supply Chain in Niger. Progress Report, October 1 – December 31, 2015
(2016; 13 pages)

SIAPS. 2015. Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services: Strengthening Malaria Supply Chain in Niger (October 1 – December 31). Submitted to the US Agency forInternational Development by the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program. Arlington, VA: Management Sciences for Health.

Abstract

The SIAPS program provides support to the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) country programs to address challenges to ensuring an uninterrupted supply of high-quality medicines and commodities as well as their appropriate use.

The following report summarizes activities carried out in Niger from October 1, 2015, to December 30, 2015.

Highlights of these activities include:

  • Complete of the third and fourth rounds of seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) distribution campaign in the selected 11 districts
  • Hold first national quantification of malaria commodities
  • Hold regional quantification workshop to estimate the needs of SMC commodities for next year

As results of these and other activities, the following have been achieved:

  • The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) approved emergency procurement of malaria commodities (for an approximate amount of 4.5 million euros) to avoid stock-out and treatment interruption.
  • About 75% of children aged 3 to 59 months in Niger received sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine and amodiaquine (SP + AQ) during the 2015 SMC distribution campaign.
 
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