Recommendations for Advancing Pharmacy Education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
(2014; 65 pages) [French]

Vlasses, Peter H., and Jean-Pierre Grégoire. 2014. Recommendations for Advancing Pharmacy Education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Submitted to the US Agency for International Development by the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program. Arlington, VA: Management Sciences for Health.

Abstract

ACPE previously conducted a survey of pharmacy education and practice issues in low- and middle-income countries identified by MSH as part of the SIAPS program. One of the participants in the survey was the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (FOPS), University of Kinshasa, the oldest and the main faculty of pharmacy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). As a result of the survey, the Faculty expressed interest, with the help of ACPE and SIAPS, in further analysis of areas explored in the survey with a view toward strengthening the pharmacy education program to better meet the public health needs and priorities of the DRC. This was recognized as a high-impact activity for SIAPS in DRC, with the results spinning off on the other three faculties of pharmacy in the country and the National Pharmacy Council, thereby positively affecting pharmacy education and practice in the whole country, including the private sector.

MSH, under Task Order Number 03, under Contract Number SIAPS-2011-004, engaged ACPE to conduct the requested consultation for the FOPS, University of Kinshasa.

 
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