There have been many people involved in the production of this book. A number of people have been acknowledged by country report authors in the individual chapters. We would also like to acknowledge the teachers at the Promoting Rational Drug Use in the Community course, held in Pretoria. In particular, thanks are due to Rob and Beverley Summers, Ane Haaland and Andrew Chetley. Monica Zweygarth played a critical role in establishing the course web page, and in developing the data processing and analysis tool.
A number of people from the University of Amsterdam provided support for the country groups. Josien de Klerk and John Kinsman, together with Trudie Gerrits and her administrative staff, arranged workshops in Bagamoyo and Jinja, and field visits by the Ph.D. students to support the country groups in Uganda, Tanzania and Botswana.
The editing of the country reports, and the final documents was undertaken by Sheila Davey and Kathleen Hurst. We are grateful to Monique Renevier who undertook the layout of this document so promptly. Clive Ondari, Hans Hogerzeil and Howard Zucker reviewed the publication and provided useful comments.
We thank the various funders who contributed resources that made this work possible. An overview of financial contributions is given in Chapter 3.
In the final analysis, however, we wish to especially acknowledge the many country respondents, who shared their lives, their ideas, their concerns and suggestions with us. These were busy people, working as health care workers or as carers, or patients struggling with a very demanding disease. Their willingness to provide their time and insights to us was invaluable and we are very grateful to all of them.