E-DRUG: Early bird discount - Course on Promoting Rational Use of Drugs
*Early bird 10% discount is available for those who pay the course fee by
January 31, 2014 for the 'Course on Promoting Rational Use of Drugs for the
'Course on **Promoting Rational Use of Drugs in the Community', Institute
of Health Management Research, Jaipur, India, February 23 to March 04, 2014*
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 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
1. an exposure to methods to study and remedy inappropriate
medicine use in the community,
2. 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
4. To understand methods for improving access to medicines.
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
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).
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
Fieldwork and data analysis
Monitoring and evaluation
Advocacy and networking
How to investigate medicines use in the health facilities
Developing research projects linked to interventions
Fees and Application:
The fee of US$ 1000 covers shared accommodation,
tuition, course materials, field visit, airport pickup and drop,
sightseeing, social evenings and meals.
For single accommodation if available, an additional amount of US$ 25 per
night will charged.
Interested candidates may contact
Jawahar S. Bapna MD, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jawahar S. Bapna MD, PhD, FAMS
Institute of Health Management Research
1, Prabhu Dayal Marg,
Sanganer Airport Poad,
"Jawahar Bapna" <email@example.com>