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

Amos Massele, Johanita Burger, Norah L. Katende-Kyenda, Francis Kalemeera, Thatoyaone Kenaope, Dan Kibuule, Ogochukwu Mbachu, Mwangana Mubita, Margaret Oluka, Adedunni Olusanya, Bene D.Anand Paramadhas, Paulina Van Zyl, Brian Godman*

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)885-888
Number of pages4
JournalExpert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes

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