Initiative to progress research on medicine utilization in Africa: formation of the Medicines Utilization Research in Africa group

Amos Massele, Brian Godman, Matthias Adorka, Joseph Fadare, Andy Gray, Martie Lubbe, Olayinka Ogunleye, Ilse Truter

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Abstract

This two day meeting brought together drug utilisation researchers from across Africa. The purpose was to share current drug utilisation (DU) research findings to further DU research across Africa including the development of a medicines utilisation research group. This led to the formation of the MURIA (Medicine Utilisation Research in Africa) Group, with a tentative vision and mission as well as the first planned research methodology training course and a symposium in Botswana later in the year. Future research projects were also planned including studies on drug utilisation of ARVs in Botswana and across Africa as well as ways to enhance the appropriate use of antibiotics and increase generic utilisation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-610
Number of pages4
JournalExpert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Volume15
Issue number4
Early online date15 Jul 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2015

Keywords

  • Africa
  • drug utilisation studies
  • cross national studies
  • medicines

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