How to Develop a National Formulary Based on the WHO Model Formulary - A Practical Guide
(2004; 45 pages) View the PDF document
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Open this folder and view contents1 INTRODUCTION
Open this folder and view contents2 OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL FORMULARY PROCESS
Open this folder and view contents3 DEVELOPING THE PRELIMINARY INFORMATION SECTION
Open this folder and view contents4 DEVELOPMENT OF THERAPEUTIC INFORMATION AND MONOGRAPHS USING THE WHO MODEL FORMULARY
Open this folder and view contents5 ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Open this folder and view contents6 DEVELOPING SPECIFIC INFORMATION SECTIONS
Close this folder7 PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION AND IMPLEMENTATION
View the documentProduction of the paper-based formulary
View the documentFinal editing and layout of manuscript
Open this folder and view contentsUtilizing the electronic version of the WHO model formulary
View the documentElectronic publishing and distribution of the national formulary
View the documentImplementation to gain acceptance and credibility for the national formulary
Open this folder and view contents8 EVALUATION
Open this folder and view contents9 REVIEW AND UPDATE
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Electronic publishing and distribution of the national formulary

As access to information technology increases, it will become feasible to produce the NF in electronic formats in some countries. For example, the NF may be made available on the Internet for browsing, provided as downloadable files (PDF) or CD-ROMs for individual or Intranet installations or as an application to be used with hand-held devices. The technical issues involved in such electronic publishing are beyond the scope of this manual. Some useful information about electronic publishing in developing countries can be found on the following web sites:

Electronic Publishing Trust For Development19 (EPT);
International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications20 (INASP); and
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers21 (ALPSP).

19 EPT http://www.epublishingtrust.org/
20 INASP http://www.inasp.info/index.html
21 ALPSP http://www.alpsp.org/default.htm

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