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Pharmacy practice and the role of the pharmacist in resource-limited environments

  • In: G6 - Access and Equity: FIP & IPSF Students’ Day on Tuesday, 6 September 2005, 9:00-12:00
  • At: Cairo (Egypt) (2005)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: VIBERG, Nina (Karolinska Institutet (KI), Public Health Sciences, Int. Health, Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Co-author(s): Kalala (MUCHS, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania)
    Khoza (School of Medicine, Harare, Zimbabwe)
    Tomson (Karolinska Institutet (KI), Stockholm, Sweden)
    Stålsby Lundborg (Karolinska Institutet (KI), Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Abstract:

    With health system reforms, drug distribution has extensively been privatised. In many low-income countries 80% of drugs are purchased in private drug outlets and used for self-medication. People cannot afford to first visit the doctor to get a prescription and then purchase the drug. In these settings a pharmacist/population ratio of less than


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