Global Medicines Program

January 13, 2015

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…

October 20, 2014

Professor Don Downing and UW health sciences students spend a month in India

For a month in August/September of 2014, 22 UW students participated in the UW Exploration Seminar – India developed and guided by UW School of Nursing professor, Dr. Ardith Doorenbos, with assistance by UW Graduate Nursing Student, Claire Richards, and UW School of Pharmacy, Clinical Professor, Don Downing.  The program is designed to provide Interprofessional…

September 30, 2014

GMP faculty facilitate 3-day workshop on pharmacoeconomics in Namibia

Lou Garrison and Joseph Babigumira conducted a 3-day workshop titled, “Applying Pharmacoeconomics to Essential Medicines Selection: Strengthening Health Technology Assessment in Namibia” August 27-29, 2014 in Windhoek, Namibia. The workshop was offered in conjunction with Management Sciences for Health (MSH) through the USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program. The three-day…

June 30, 2014

Don Downing and UW pharmacy students lead medical brigade in Nicaragua

Clinical Professor, Don Downing, along with 40 UW Pharmacy students, 2 Seattle physicians, 2 additional Seattle pharmacists, and a physical therapist came together to provide global medical care in the remote village of Namanji, Nicaragua, from June 16th through June 22nd 2014. Supported by Seattle-based Global Brigades, these self-funded students and providers provided care to almost 900 patients – many…

June 4, 2014

New Report on the Role of Pharmaceutical Care

Enhancing Health Outcomes for Chronic Diseases in Resource-Limited Settings by Improving the Use of Medicines: The Role of Pharmaceutical Care In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), health systems have historically focused on the prevention and treatment of highly prevalent and frequently fatal acute infectious illnesses such as malaria, diarrhea, and respiratory infections. However, due to…

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