Improving Access to MNCH Products through Strengthening Registration

April 27, 2021 - April 27, 2021

The Commodities subgroup hosted a webinar to hear from USAID Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) program about the challenges with registration of maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) medical products revealed in a nine-country study. The presentation focused on Mozambique and Nepal, hearing from country leads about their experiences and how to improve registration in these countries. A Q&A session followed the presentation.

Related tools are available on the USAID MTaPS website such as a free online micro-learning course on MNCH pharmaceutical systems strengthening that introduces the regulatory concepts in addition to other areas and a Toolkit for Administration of Amoxicillin for Childhood Pneumonia.


  • Jane Briggs, Senior Principal Technical Advisor, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, MTaPS
  • Denylson Namburete, MTaPS Country lead, Mozambique
  • Birna Trap, MTaPS Country Portfolio Director, Nepal


  • Kate Kikule, Principal Technical Advisor, Pharmaceutical Regulatory Systems, MTaPS
  • Dr. Smita Kumar, Senior Newborn Advisor, USAID & Newborn and Child Health Commodities subgroup co-chair