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COVID-19 SCM is a data monitoring tools for emergency supply chain management for COVID -19 commodities received from different sources and consumed by health facilities of Bangladesh


The demonstration session of MOHFW Procurement Management Portal was held on 14 December 2011 at MOHFW conference room at 3.00 PM.


A half-day session on equipment list preparation for MOHFW Procurement Management Portal was held on 12 December, 2012 at the Spectra Convention Center, Gulshan-1, Dhaka.


SIAPS facilitated 3-days long (03-05 December 2011) off-site work shop at Sylhet on Strategic Planning Workshop on Procurement Management of MOHFW.

A three day conference from 01-03 December 2011 was held on e-technology in the Bangabandhu International Conference Hall at Dhaka on progress, prospect and problems of e-technology in Bangladesh in context of Asia.


The Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Ministry of Health and Prevention in Senegal co-hosted the second International Conference on Family Planning: Research and Best Practices November 29-December 2, 2011, at Le Méridien Président, in Dakar, Senegal.

A two-day basic training course on UIMS version 2 organized by DGFP and facilitated by SIAPS was held in November 2011.

International Conference for Improving Use of Medicines (ICIUM), which aims to build international consensus on how to improve, expand, and sustain use of medicines in low- and middle-income countries, was held November 14-18 in Antalya, Turkey.

MSH served as one of eight organizing partners for the conference, now in its third year, along with the World Health Organization, the Health Economics and Policy Association, the Harvard Department of Population Medicine, Boston School of Public Health, INRUD, Karolinska Institutet, the Turkish Ministry of Health, and the Turkey General Directorate of Pharmaceuticals and Pharmacy.
This year, MSH/SIAPS Program sponsored Aktari Mamtaz, Joint Secretary, MOHFW to attend in the conference. She made a presentation on Pharmaceutical System Strengthening: Bangladesh Perspective in an open satellite session- namely Pharmaceutical System Strengthening: Is There a Need for a New Paradigm?

This year’s ICIUM conference focused on Informed Strategies, Effective Policies, Lasting Solutions. Over 600 experts from over 70 countries participated and evaluated more than 500 research projects conducted since ICIUM 2004. Based on discussions of the latest evidence, participants generated recommendations for policies and programs to improve access to and use of medicines.

A collaboration meeting was held between Smiling Sun Franchise Program (SSFP) and Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) program on 17th November 2011 at SIAPS conference room.

A special meeting was held on 25 October 2011 at 3.00 PM at SIAPS Conference room with relevant staff of GP.

The responsibility for procuring RH commodities falls into the Logistics and Supply Unit of Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP).

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