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Practical Pharmacy Issue 16: October-December 2006

During the 1990's a group of experts founded a newsletter called Practical Pharmacy. It was created to help health workers in developing countries to manage medicines supply.

Written in simple language, Practical Pharmacy covered subjects including medicine storage, dispensing, rational prescribing and the use of medicines in pregnancy.

Between 1996 and 2000, fifteen issues of Practical Pharmacy were produced, and circulation reached over 4000. An evaluation confirmed the need for this type of information. Unfortunately it was not possible to continue publishing the newsletter. In 2006, a group of organizations including the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN), the Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS), the Sustainable Healthcare Foundation (SHEF) and HAI Africa, partnered together to revive the quarterly newsletter.

Click to download Issue 16 of Practical Pharmacy, which focuses on malaria. (PDF document)

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Contact Information

Health Action International (HAI) Africa Office
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P.O Box Nairobi - Kenya
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