The aim of this course on drug management and rational use is to improve the quality of health care through cost-effective use of medicines.
This course is made up of the following six (6) units:
Unit 1 - Policies and Drug Control
Unit 2 - Selection of Medicines
Unit 3 - Procurement and Medicine Quality
Unit 4 - Distribution of Medicines
Unit 5 - Rational Drug Use
Unit 6 - Organization and Management of Drug Supply
The course units can be downloaded in MSWindows (DOC) and Open Office Document (ODT) formats below:
Introduction to the Course
- Unit 1:
Policies and Drug Control
- Unit 2:
Selection of Medicines
- Unit 3:
Procurement and Medicine Quality
- Unit 4:
Distribution of Medicines
- Unit 5:
Rational Drug Use
- Unit 6:
Organization and Management of Drug Supply
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is distributed under the Creative Common Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license.
Any part of this unit including the illustrations may be copied, reproduced or adapted to meet the needs of local health workers, for teaching purposes, provided proper citation is accorded AMREF. If you alter, transform, or build upon thiswork, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same, similar or a compatible license.
AMREF would be grateful to learn how you are using this course and welcomes constructive comments and suggestions.
Please address any correspondence to:
The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Directorate of Learning Systems
P O Box 27691 -
00506, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 (20) 6993000
Fax: +254 (20) 609518