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[afro-nets] Course Announcement: International Training Course on Promoting Rational Use of Drugs in the Community

International Training Course on Promoting Rational  Use of Drugs in the 
Community
IIHMR University, Jaipur, India
March 06 to 15, 2016

This is ground-breaking and very successful course developed by WHO to meet the 
requests from many individuals and organizations, and to respond to a clear 
need for more effective planning, research and implementation of rational 
medicines use practices in the community. It is a condensed version adopted 
from the official two weeks WHO course on ‘Promoting Rational Drug Use in the 
Community. There will also be a focus on rational  use of antibiotics and how 
to investigate medicines use in the health facilities.

Who should attend: The course is specifically aimed for Policy makers, 
Management Staff from Ministries of Health, ARV Programme Managers, NGO 
Officials responsible for national and local programmes, Development Aid 
agencies, Social scientists, Pharmacists and other public health professionals 
interested in Promoting Rational Drug Use in the Community

Objectives:

1.       To an exposure to methods to study and remedy inappropriate medicine 
use in the community,
2.       To analysis of what shapes medicines demand.
3.       To get exposed to practical approaches to investigating and 
prioritizing medicine use problems, and how to develop effective strategies for 
change.
4.       To understand methods for improving access to medicines.

Design: The course is participatory in nature and uses the knowledge, skills 
and experiences of participants as a major resource throughout. Teaching 
methods include group activities, field work, presentations and discussions. 
The course will be conducted in English. The participants are required to have 
a good command of this language to participate efficiently.

Collaborating Institutions: WHO SEARO, New Delhi; Alliance for Prudent Use of 
Antibiotics (APUA) India; Delhi Society for Promotion of Rational Use of Drugs 
(DSPRUD), Rajasthan Society for Promotion of Rational Use of Drugs (RSPRUD),  
International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, India 
Chapter (ISPOR - INDIA).

Highlights:
Current access to medicines scenario
What influences medicines use by the consumers
Investigating medicines use pattern and identifying problems
How to prioritize problems related to medicines use in the community
Conducting a rapid appraisal to analyze problem and identification of solutions
Fieldwork and data analysis
Monitoring and evaluation
Face-to-face education
Advocacy and networking
How to investigate medicines use in the health facilities
Developing research projects linked to interventions

The Program Fee of US$ 1200 including the tax per participant covers 
twin-shared air-conditioned accommodation at the Institute Guest House, 
tuition, course materials, field visit, and airport transfers, with breakfast, 
lunch, dinner and tea/coffee during the program. For single accommodation USD 
20 per day will be charged extra.

Interested candidates may apply on course application that can be  obtained 
from the Coordinator, contact details below.

Jawahar Bapna
Course Coordinator, IIHMR University, Jaipur
mailto:prudc.india@gmail.com or jsbapna@gmail.com
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