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(2002; 70 pages)
Monitoring, evaluating, and assessing the pharmaceutical situation in countries are important for determining if people have access to essential medicines that are safe, efficacious, and of good quality, and that are being used properly. The World Health Organization in collaboration with Health Action International – Africa supported the Ministry of Health, Uganda in carrying out a baseline survey assessing the pharmaceutical situation based on Levels I and II indicators as described in the Operational Package for Monitoring and Assessing the Pharmaceutical Situation in Countries. The assessment was carried out in four geographic and socio-economically representative districts with a study population of 20 randomly selected public health facilities, 20 public pharmacies, 20 private pharmacies/drug outlets, 5 central/district medicines warehouses, and 300 households.