Ensuring access to safe and quality-assured medicines at affordable prices while guarding their appropriate use demands a systems approach for sustainable results. USAID, through its partners, has been working on the front lines to strengthen pharmaceutical systems in low- and middle-income countries for decades. Over the years, these efforts have led to the development of innovative approaches and tools, and a substantive body of evidence for effective strategies. MTaPS builds on the successes of the USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) program (2011-2018), which globally cemented the pharmaceutical systems strengthening (PSS) approach and its pivotal role in health systems strengthening.
MTaPS is implemented by a consortium, blending experience from prior USAID-funded PSS initiatives with updated and local expertise to effectively and sustainably help countries develop stronger pharmaceutical systems.
The MTaPS Consortium
The MTaPS Consortium, led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH), comprises core, global expert, and capacity resource partners. The program approach embeds training of capacity resource partners to strengthen local expertise in countries and ensure that improvements are sustainable.