Social and administrative aspects of pharmacy in low-and middle-income countries: Present challenges and future solutions

Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim, Albert I. Wertheimer, Zaheer Ud Din Babar

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Abstract

Social and Administrative Aspects of Pharmacy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Present Challenges and Future Solutions examines the particularities of low- and middle-income countries and offers solutions based on their needs, culture and available resources. Drawing from the firsthand experience of researchers and practitioners working in these countries, this book addresses the socio-behavioral aspects of pharmacy and health, pharmacoeconomics, pharmaceutical policy, supply management and marketing, pharmacoepidemiology and public health pharmacy specific to low- and middle-income countries. While some practices may be applied appropriately in disparate places, too often pharmacy practice in low- and middle-income countries is directly copied from successes in developed countries, despite the unique needs and challenges low- and middle-income countries face. Examines key issues and challenges of pharmacy practice and the pharmaceutical sector specific to low- and middle-income countries. Compares pharmacy practice in developed and developing countries to highlight the unique challenges and opportunities of each. Provides a blueprint for the future of pharmacy in low- and middle-income countries, including patient-centered care, evidence-based care and promoting the role of the pharmacist for primary health care in these settings.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages456
ISBN (Electronic)9780128112298
ISBN (Print)9780128112281
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2017

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