Accrediting retail drug shops to strengthen Tanzania’s public health system: an ADDO case study

@inproceedings{Rutta2015AccreditingRD,
  title={Accrediting retail drug shops to strengthen Tanzania’s public health system: an ADDO case study},
  author={Edmund Rutta and Jafary Liana and Martha Embrey and Keith O. Johnson and Suleiman Kimatta and Richard Valimba and Rachel Lieber and Elizabeth Shekalaghe and Hiiti B. Sillo},
  booktitle={Journal of pharmaceutical policy and practice},
  year={2015}
}
INTRODUCTION Retail drug sellers are a major source of health care and medicines in many countries. In Tanzania, drug shops are widely used, particularly in rural and underserved areas. Previously, the shops were allowed to sell only over-the-counter medicines, but sellers who were untrained and unqualified often illegally sold prescription drugs of questionable quality. CASE DESCRIPTION In 2003, we worked with Tanzania's Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to develop a public-private… CONTINUE READING
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