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(2008; 60 pages)
A field study to measure access to and use of medicines was undertaken in Uganda in July and August 2008 using a standardized methodology developed by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The survey was conducted in six regions/districts: Kampala, Mbale, Hoima, Kabale, Arua and Lira. In each region, six reference public heath care facilities were selected among those participating in the Level II Facility Survey that was run in parallel. Within defined distances from each reference public health care facility, households were selected by purposive cluster sampling. A total of 1,051 household respondents were interviewed by means of a structured paper questionnaire that gathered information on the socio-economic level of households, and collected data on access to and use of medicines for acute and chronic conditions as well as perceptions about medicines. Data entry and analysis were performed with freeware EpiData...