ABACUS II: Exploring the case for a standardised physical appearance of antibiotics

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The search for context-specific solutions to improve antibiotic access and use in Ghana

Antibiotics dispensing by over the counter medicine sellers (OTCMS) in LMICs is a pharmaceutical regulatory issue which often creates tension between regulatory bodies and OTCMS. Findings from our previous studies revealed that training of OTCMS and Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) facilities to dispense specific antibiotics could be one of the context-specific solutions toContinue reading “The search for context-specific solutions to improve antibiotic access and use in Ghana”

Congratulations to Sabina Asiamah

We would like to congratulate Sabina Asiamah – Senior Public Health Officer at Dodowa Health Research Centre (Ghana Health Service) – for the completion of her Master of Public Health! Her thesis ‘Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of pharmaceutical retailers towards dispensing of antibiotics: A qualitative assessment in the Shai-Osudoku district of Ghana‘ is accessible here:

ABACUS work presented at ECCMID 2021

Preliminary data from our costs analysis of inappropriate antibiotic use was presented by Samuel Afari-Asidu (ABACUS II study coordinator at the Kintampo Health Research Center, Kintampo, Ghana) at the ECCMID 2021. Our study explored the economic impact of inappropriate antibiotic use using the example of upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) in Ghana. Main conclusions: UnderstandingContinue reading “ABACUS work presented at ECCMID 2021”

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