Global Medicines Program

January 22, 2014

Recent Global Medicines Program Events

Elise Fields Presents Poster at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting

Elise Fields, a PharmD student at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, presented a poster entitled “Impact of an intervention on medication management practices withing the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambarene, Gabon” at the The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, which was held December 5-9, 2010 in Anaheim, California.

As an Albert Schweitzer Fellow in Public Health during summer 2010, she worked to address and improve tablet dating, labeling and storage techniques within the Albert Schweitzer Hospital.

Catherine Corbell Successfully Defends Doctoral Dissertation

The Final Doctoral Exam for Catherine Wairimu Corbell, graduate student in the Global Medicines Program, took place on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 8:30 AM in the Department of Pharmacy Conference Room, H-371 at the University of Washington, Health Sciences Building.

The title of her dissertation is: An epidemiologic study examining the risk of anemia associated with zidovudine-based highly active antiretroviral therapy in Namibia which is based on work done in conjunction with the Global Medicines Program.

Dr. Laura Sangaré presented at the IHME seminar on  Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Laura Sangaré, Senior Fellow at the University of Washington, Department of Global Health and part of the Global Medicines Program will be he seminar speaker on Wednesday, December 8, 2010  from 4:15 to 5:30PM at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation office in Belltown. Dr. Sangaré’s seminar is titled: “Use of malaria prevention and control measures during pregnancy in Jinja, Uganda. ”

Maternal malaria is associated with serious adverse pregnancy outcomes.  Established means of preventing malaria during pregnancy include intermittent presumptive therapy (IPTp) with sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine (SP) and sleeping under an insecticide treated net (ITN).  We sought to identify determinants of IPTp-SP and ITNs during pregnancy among recently pregnant women in Uganda.  Additionally, the schedule for administering SP at antenatal care (ANC) visits was determined as was the degree to which self-reported malaria episodes were treated with a recommended antimalarial.