Producing National Drug and Therapeutic Information - The Malawi Approach to Developing Standard Treatment Guidelines
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Close this folderMSTG 1 (First edition)
View the documentActivities prior to development of MSTG 1
View the documentDecision to develop MSTG
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View the documentIntroducing the guidelines
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Decision to develop MSTG

Stimulated by the observations and outcome of the quantification seminar, the Ministry of Health (MOH) decided that there was an urgent need to systematically review and standardise common treatments. The aim was to rationalise prescribing practices in order to:

• improve the overall quality of prescribing;

• reduce the waste of drugs due to inappropriate prescribing habits;

• enable more accurate estimation of drug requirements, thereby facilitating efficient and effective drug procurement.

The MOH also decided that, following the development of the MSTG, a series of prescriber training seminars would be organized to introduce prescribers to the publication, orientate them on its benefits and correct use and promote its routine application in clinical practice.

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