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Engaging Private-Sector Drug Dispensers to Improve Tuberculosis Control

To assess the readiness and willingness of retail drug dispensers in the private sector to participate in TB case detection, SIAPS conducted a baseline survey among pharmacies and accredited drug dispensing outlets (ADDOs) in the regions of Morogoro and Dar es Salaam. Drug dispensers in 122 pharmacies and 173 ADDOs were surveyed to assess TB knowledge and practices, and to inform the development … Read more

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Baseline Study of Private Drug Shops in Bangladesh: Findings and Recommendations

Retail drug shops are the preferred first point of contact for a majority of the population in developing countries including Bangladesh. Currently in Bangladesh, 1,03,451 licensed retail drug shops and approximately an equal number of unlicensed retail drug shops are involved in selling drugs “over-the-counter.” Most of the salespeople and dispensers at those retail drug shops … Read more

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Engaging Private Retail Drug Outlets in Early TB Case Finding in Tanzania: Final Report

The engagement of all care providers in tuberculosis (TB) case finding is an essential element of the 2009–2016 Strategic Plan of the Tanzania National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Programme (NTLP). This is in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Stop TB Partnership recommendation for public-private mix (PPM) to support DOTS implementation, and supports the … Read more

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