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MEDICINE DISPENSERS IN TANZANIA - A NEW PHARMACEUTICAL CADRE TO SERVE RURAL HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

  • At: 2019 FIP Congress in AbuDhabi (United Arab Emirates)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: WIEDENMAYER, Karin (Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Swiss Center for International Health, Switzerland)
  • Co-author(s): Karin Anne Wiedenmayer: Swiss Center for International Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Romuald Mbwasi: School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, St. John's University of Tanzania, Dodoma, Tanzania, United Republic of
    Valence Ndesendo: School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, St. John's University of Tanzania, Dodoma, Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Abstract:

    Background

    The general crisis of the health workforce in Tanzania is reflected in low staffing levels of pharmacy staff in the public health system. Shortage of medicines and weak supply management is common. Non-pharmaceutically trained cadres mostly manage medicines supply in health facilities.

    Methods

    The curriculum for dispensers underwent

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Last update 21 September 2019

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