Health workers in Nicaragua are celebrating an updated and expanded version of their popular reference book, Buscando Remedio. This edition, the fourth, had an official launch on 12 June 2001, and should again prove to be an invaluable tool for health centre and pharmacy staffs, those supervising them, and for those in training.
Well-illustrated and user friendly, the publication is in three parts. The first contains basic information about essential drugs, their management and rational use, while the second section gives treatment guidelines and prevention advice for the most frequent conditions presenting at local health centres. The book concludes with details of 50 essential drugs, covering indications, dosage and storage requirements. New departures for this edition are the inclusion of information on domestic violence, contraception, breast-feeding, pesticide poisoning and snakebites. Care has been taken to use non-sexist language.
A high-profile launch for the new edition of Buscando Remedio
Twenty-three thousand copies of this edition of Buscando Remedio have already been distributed in Nicaragua and other countries in the region. And a Portuguese version is in preparation in Mozambique.
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