Outcome of the first Medicines Utilisation 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 Mbach, Mwangana Mubita, Margaret Oluka, Adedunni Olusanya, Bene D Anand Paramadhas, Pauline van Zyl, Brian Godman

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Abstract

The first MURIA (Medicines Utilisation Research in Africa) group workshop and symposium brought researchers together from across Africa to improve their knowledge on drug utilisation (DU) methodologies as well as exchange ideas. As a result, progress DU research to formulate future strategies to enhance the rational use of medicines. Anti-infectives was the principal theme for the one 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 was also discussed, with poor adherence remaining a challenge. There were also concerns with the underutilisation 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
Early online date14 Sep 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015

Keywords

  • rational use of medicines
  • antibiotics
  • drug utilisation
  • Africa
  • ARVs

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Massele, A., Burger, J., Katende-Kyenda, N. L., Kalemeera, F., Kenaope, T., Kibuule, D., Mbach, O., Mubita, M., Oluka, M., Olusanya, A., Paramadhas, B. D. A., van Zyl, P., & Godman, B. (2015). Outcome of the first Medicines Utilisation Research in Africa Group meeting to promote sustainable and rational medicine use in Africa. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, 15(6), 885-888. https://doi.org/10.1586/14737167.2015.1088386