Technical Assistance

By developing individual scopes of technical assistance, MSH can work with a country to plan, implement, and scale-up an ADSI based on its situation. We can provide technical assistance in the following major program areas—

Program preparation

  • Conduct a situational analysis of the private pharmaceutical sector
  • Adapt ADSI model through stakeholder consensus
  • Mobilize resources to implement initiative
  • Hold sensitization and outreach workshops
  • Map and inspect existing drug shops

Regulation and inspection

  • Revise or draft regulations and standards for accredited drug sellers, including a specialized drug list
  • Develop routine drug shop inspection procedures
  • Draft a regulatory information and communication technology strategy


  • Engage and prepare health care training entities to train drug sellers
  • Adapt training curricula and materials for dispensers, owners, and inspectors

Monitoring and supervision

  • Develop a routine monitoring plan and supportive supervision strategy
  • Establish or strengthen shop owner/seller professional associations

Marketing, promotion, and consumer engagement

  • Conduct formative research to characterize consumer perceptions
  • Develop marketing and initiative launch plan and materials