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  1. Andrew Brown
  2. Programme management
  3. Sunday, 12 February 2023

Dear Colleagues,

MTaPS is pleased to be hosting a Virtual Pharmaceutical Systems Strengthening (PSS) Skills Exchange for Southeast Asia to facilitate peer-to-peer learning among participating institutions, who will share their current PSS development approaches and highlight current capacity development gaps and challenges.

Building on our program experience, MTaPS will present various PSS tools and learning materials it has developed and curated, combined with shared implementation experiences. The focus will be on participants leaving with improved skills, tools, and resources to undertake PSS activities in their context.

About MTaPS: The USAID MTaPS program helps low- and middle-income countries strengthen their pharmaceutical systems, pivotal to better health outcomes and higher-performing health systems. The program is implemented by a consortium of global and local partners, led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit. Visit to learn more.

More about the Regional workshop:

The objectives of the regional workshop's series are to:

i. Understand what local organisations are doing in regard to PSS in the region, the needs they are seeking to address, and the PSS development gaps they see.

ii. Support local organisations to understand and apply PSS methods used by MTaPS in education/training and/or systems strengthening opportunities that these local organizations have mandate to do.

What: The series will be delivered over a series of three interactive 2-hour virtual workshops and structured around a peer–to-peer learning format. Topics include regulatory systems strengthening, pharmacovigilance, antimicrobial resistance containment, governance, procurement and supply chain management, finance, gender and PSS, and health technological assessment.

When: The sessions will be delivered virtually for Southeast Asia: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 22-24, 2023, from 8 to 10 am Malaysia Time.

For Whom: The series will be open to all who are interested in PSS with a particular focus on academia, local implementing partners, ministries of health, and professional associations.


1. To participate Use this link to register to participate. The deadline for registration is COB March 15, 2023 (EST).

2. To Apply to give a Presentation Fill the form available at this link if you would like your organisation to be considered to give a 10-minute presentation at the Skills Exchange.

The deadline for application is COB February 28, 2023 (EST). You will receive confirmation of your spot in the workshop on a rolling basis, no later than COB March 3, 2023 (EST). Certificates of attendance will be provided if you attend all three sessions.

For additional questions, please email Melissa Jiha at [email protected] or Dr. Andrew Brown at [email protected]

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