Outcome of the first Medicines Utilization Research in Africa group meeting to promote sustainable and rational medicine use in Africa

Citation:
Massele A, Burger J, Katende-Kyenda NL, Kalemeera F, Kenaope T, Kibuule D, Mbachu O, Mubita M, Oluka M, Olusanya A, Paramadhas BAD, van Zyl P, Godman B. "Outcome of the first Medicines Utilization Research in Africa group meeting to promote sustainable and rational medicine use in Africa." Expert Rev. Pharmacoecon. Outcomes Res.. 2015;15(6):885-888.

Abstract:

The first Medicines Utilization Research in Africa group workshop and symposium brought researchers together from across Africa to improve their knowledge on drug utilization methodologies as well as exchange ideas. As a result, progress was made on drug utilization research and formulating future strategies to enhance the rational use of medicines in Africa. Anti-infectives were the principal theme for the 1-day symposium following the workshops. This included presentations on the inappropriate use of antibiotics as well as ways to address this. Concerns with adverse drug reactions and adherence to anti-retroviral medicines were also discussed, with poor adherence remaining a challenge. There were also concerns with the underutilization of generics. These discussions resulted in a number of agreed activities before the next conference in 2016

PreviewAttachmentSize
oluka_massele_et_al_2015.pdf540.28 KB

UoN Websites Search