Initiative to progress research on medicine utilization in Africa : formation of the Medicines Utilization Research in Africa group

Massele, Amos and Godman, Brian and Adorka, Matthias and Fadare, Joseph and Gray, Andy and Lubbe, Martie and Ogunleye, Olayinka and Truter, Ilse (2015) Initiative to progress research on medicine utilization in Africa : formation of the Medicines Utilization Research in Africa group. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, 15 (4). pp. 607-610. ISSN 1473-7167

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    Abstract

    This two day meeting brought together drug utilisation researchers from across Africa. The purpose was to share current drug utilisation (DU) research findings to further DU research across Africa including the development of a medicines utilisation research group. This led to the formation of the MURIA (Medicine Utilisation Research in Africa) Group, with a tentative vision and mission as well as the first planned research methodology training course and a symposium in Botswana later in the year. Future research projects were also planned including studies on drug utilisation of ARVs in Botswana and across Africa as well as ways to enhance the appropriate use of antibiotics and increase generic utilisation.