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Comparative Analysis of National Drug Policies - Second Workshop Geneva, 10-13 June 1996 - EDM Research Series No. 025
(1997; 175 pages) View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentExecutive summary
View the documentI. Introduction
Open this folder and view contentsII. Background on the research project
Open this folder and view contentsIII. Second workshop
Open this folder and view contentsIV. Preliminary findings
Open this folder and view contentsV. Conclusions of the workshop and follow-up plans
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 1: Research proposal
View the documentAnnex 2: List of participants
View the documentAnnex 3: Agenda
View the documentAnnex 4: Questionnaire on NDP performance assessment
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 5: Achievements of the national drug policies in the 12 countries
View the documentAnnex 6: Consolidated tables
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Comparative Analysis of National Drug Policies - Second Workshop Geneva, 10-13 June 1996 - EDM Research Series No. 025

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Comparative analysis of national drug policies in 12 countries

Second workshop
Geneva, 10-13 June 1996
Action Programme on Essential Drugs

Much research work, particularly in developing countries, at present goes unreported. The reasons for this include the intense competition to publish in the scientific press, and difficulties in matching the research resources of developed countries. The DAP research series was established to provide a forum for the rapid distribution of data and findings relevant to critical areas of drug policy and use. The Action Programme has a firm commitment to national operational research as part of its direct country support. It is also strongly committed to making the findings of such studies widely known and accessible. While every effort is made by the Programme to support studies of the highest possible quality, research skills and resources will vary from country to country. Documents in the DAP research series reflect this variation, and range from reports of very small scale studies, undertaken with minimal resources, to major global research involving substantive financial, scientific and editorial input.

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This report has been prepared by Mrs Pascale Brudon (WHO Action Programme on Essential Drugs).

She benefited from the comments from all the participants in the workshop, mainly Prof. M. Reich (HSPH Boston) who prepared the paragraphs on political mapping, Ms K. Timmermans, who completed the consolidated tables in Annex 6 and reviewed the country data, Dr A. Reeler who took notes during the workshop, Dr G. Tomson and Dr T. Falkenberg (IHCAR), Dr J.D. Rainhorn (CREDES), Dr R. Govindaraj (HSPH, Boston) and from staff of the Action Programme on Essential Drugs. The researchers at country level (namely, Dr T.V. Benisheva-Dimitrova, Dr E. Carandang, Dr E. Gonzalez-Sedano, Mr M. Fofana, Mr M. Laloge, Mr M. Ndlovu, Mr L. Ngarmadjingaye, Dr Nguyen Thanh Do, Dr G.I. Petrova, Dr G.N.V. Ramana, Dr Sauwakon Ratanawijitrasin, Mr O. Sidibe, Mrs B. Trap, Dr K. Weerasuriya) reviewed the report before finalization and added useful insights.


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