E-DRUG: Course on Promoting Rational Use of Drugs in the Community
Course on Promoting Rational Use of Drugs in the Community, Institute of
Health Management Research, Jaipur, India, February 25 to March 05, 2013
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’ being organized for the 10th time.
There will also be a focus on rational use of antibiotics and prevention of
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
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 the rational use of antibiotics and
prevention of anti-microbial resistance.
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, fieldwork, presentations and
discussions. The course will be conducted in English. The participants are
required to have a good command of this language to participate
Collaborating Institutions: WHO SEARO, New Delhi; Alliance for Prudent
Use of Antibiotics (APUA) India; Rajasthan Society for Promotion of
Rational Use of Drugs (RSPRUD), Jaipur, Society for Pharmacoeconomics and
Outcomes Research, India Chapter (ISPOR - INDIA)
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 the community
Conducting a rapid appraisal to analyze problem and identification of
Fieldwork and data analysis
Monitoring and evaluation
Advocacy and networking
Developing research projects linked to interventions
Fees and Application:
The fee of US$ 1200 covers shared accommodation, tuition, course materials,
field visit, pickup, and three meals a day.
Interested candidates may contact:
Jawahar S. Bapna
For single accommodation an additional amount of US$ 25 per night will
Director, Jaipur College of Pharmacy,