Global Medicines Program

March 31, 2015

Disease Control Priorities Network Releases Volume on Essential Surgery

The first volume on global surgery by the Disease Control Priorities Network was released last week at Consortium for Universities for Global Health Cnnual Conference. The effort, which identified essential and feasible surgeries in low resource settings, involved many UW faculty including Joseph Babigumira and Andy Stergachis. To download the volume or read details about the research that…


March 16, 2015

Congratulations to Norio Kasahara

Norio Kasahara successfully defended his dissertation titled “Assessing the Availability, Service Quality, and Price of Essential Medicines in Private Pharmacies in Afghanistan” on March 13, 2015.  Next up – a return to Afghanistan where he is currently the Deputy Director of MSH Afghanistan field office.


January 13, 2015

Global Medicines Program Outreach to United Arab Emirates

The 7th Medication Safety Conference, held from November 7th – 9th 2014 in Abu Dhabi, UAE, featured a presentation and workshop presented by Global Medicines Program faculty. The Conference attracted some 1,000 delegates primarily from the Gulf region. Dr. Andy Stergachis spoke on improving medication safety in community pharmacy: evidence, challenges and opportunities. Additionally, he…


Global Medicines Program at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) held from November 2-6, 2014 in New Orleans, provided opportunities for Global Medicines Program faculty and students to interact with leaders in the field of malaria prevention and treatment during pregnancy. During the ASTMH meeting, the Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium (MiPc) held…


Strengthening Health Systems and Capacity Building in Namibia

In September and October 2014, Global Medicines Program faculty and UW students – Andy Stergachis and Marita Mann, PhD student and Adrian Hughes, PharmD student – were in Namibia supporting their country’s medication safety initiatives, including their sentinel site-based active surveillance pharmacovigilance activity and participation in a training in northern Namibia. Active surveillance pharmacovigilance systems…


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