(2011; 22 pages)
Hailu, Tadeg, Ayalew Adnew, Getahun Sisay, Solomon Nigussie, and Bizualem Adam. 2011. Workshop Proceedings: Development of Draft Proclamation for Institutionalization of Auditable Pharmacy Services and Transaction Systems (APTS). Submitted to the U.S. Agency for International Development by the Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems Program. Arlington, VA: Management Sciences for Health.
The general objective of the workshop was to develop a legal framework or document that will help to institutionalize the implementation of the EHRIG pharmacy chapter in public health facilities within Amhara Regional State.
Establishing a transparent, auditable, and accountable pharmaceutical management system is vital to improve pharmaceutical management and promote the rational use of medicines. The five-day workshop was organized to develop a document that facilitates the institutionalization of APTS implementation and was concluded successfully through the development of a draft proclamation, which is the first of its kind in the region in particular and in the country in general. This process is expected to improve the overall pharmaceutical management system in the region and standardize the pharmaceutical services being provided at different levels of the health institutions within the region.