Archive Drug Resistance

Medicine Use Evaluations: A strategy for therapeutics committees to monitor the use of antiretroviral medicines and medicines for opportunistic infections

This manual is intended to assist therapeutic committees (TCs) in monitoring medicine use in their health facilities through regular medicine use evaluations (MUEs). The manual lists and describes the various steps involved in conducting an MUE. It also: describes the conditions of rational use of medicines (RUM) describes the extent and nature of the inappropriate … Read more

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Promoting Rational Medicine Use and Preventing the Development of Antimicrobial Resistance in Namibia: Workshop and Stakeholders Forum

Namibia has adopted the public health approach to scaling up antiretroviral therapy (ART) that involves the use of standardized and simplified treatment regimens. Drug resistance (DR) to antiretroviral (ARVs) medications is inevitable in populations on life-long ART. Namibia is one of the three countries in Africa (in addition to Botswana and Rwanda) that has reached … Read more

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Fighting Drug Resistant TB Through Increased Access to Quality-assured Medicines

In response to: Feeding a Disease With Fake Drugs, NY Times Op-Ed by Roger Bate, Published February 5, 2013 By Andre Zagorski, SIAPS Principal Technical Advisor and Emily Delmotte, SIAPS Technical Associate Roger Bate is right to point out that while private health care providers may be more accessible than National Tuberculosis Programs, the quality … Read more

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