The publication of the Second Edition (updated) EDL and the Clinical Guidelines is an important milestone in pursuance of the NDP. These Guidelines are neither prescriptive nor restrictive. They are facilitative, enabling and set a firm basis towards the attainment of equity in health care, developing rational use of drugs by all prescribers, dispensers and patients.
The Guidelines are for the use of Clinicians who have the primary responsibility for diagnosis and management of outpatients and inpatients. This includes doctors, clinical officers, nurses and midwives caring for maternity patients. The Guidelines should be useful to medical students, clinical officers, pharmacists and nurses in training and generally to health professionals working in the clinical setting.