Pharmaceutical products are crucial for improving health outcomes. Efforts to build resilient health systems to address emerging health needs must include strengthening pharmaceutical systems. However, there has been little attempt to conceptualize a pharmaceutical system and define its strengthening in a way that allows for measurement.
To address this, the USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) program began work in 2014 to define a “pharmaceutical system” and “pharmaceutical systems strengthening” to provide the basis for developing a systematized approach for measuring pharmaceutical system strengthening.
This site presents the process for developing these definitions, as well as a framework for measuring pharmaceutical systems strengthening, and an indicator-based monitoring tool, PSS Insight, that is being piloted in select USAID priority countries.
The site will also house the results of the application of the Insight Tool in several countries and analysis over time.