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(2012; 203 pages)
Garb, M. and Joshi, M. 2012. Technical Assistance for the Development of Instructor’s Guides for Implementing Pre-service and In-service Curricula on Pharmacovigilance in Vietnam. Submitted to the U.S. Agency for International Development by the Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) Program. Arlington, VA: Management Sciences for Health.
The Ministry of Health (MOH), Hanoi University of Pharmacy (HUP), Vietnam Administration for AIDS Control (VAAC) and other stakeholders are making notable efforts toward strengthening the pharmacovigilance (PV) system in Vietnam. A major step was taken when the National Drug Information and Adverse Drug Reaction (DI&ADR) Center was established at HUP in 2009. With USAID/PEPFAR funding, Management Sciences for Health’s Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) Program has collaborated with the national stakeholders to support this process, particularly focusing on activities that strengthen broader pharmacovigilance systems. One of the system-strengthening initiatives SPS supported was the development of pharmacovigilance curricula. SPS worked with the DI & ADR Center to help develop a detailed curriculum for in-service training and with HUP’s Clinical Pharmacy Department to develop a similarly detailed curriculum for pre-service training at the postgraduate pharmacy level. In early 2012, detailed instructor guides were created which matched each curriculum. This technical report briefly describes the PV instructor guides, how they were created and the plans for their use. The report also includes, as annexes, both the pre- and in service versions of the PV instructor guide.