Baseline Assessment of the Nigerian Pharmaceutical Sector - 2002
(2002; 62 pages)


The first National Drug Policy was published in 1990. The objectives of the policy were set out to make available at all times, medicines which are effective, affordable, safe and of good quality in all sectors of the health care system; and to improve the quality of health care through the rational use of medicines. The extent to which the policy objectives have been met is yet to be evaluated. The policy is currently under review. This study is, therefore timely because it not only provides a baseline assessment of the current pharmaceutical situation in the country, but also helps to identify possible strengths and weaknesses in the sector and thus, contribute to the on-going review process...

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