Uganda Drug Review Looks to Bring More NCD Meds On Board
In Uganda, the clinical guidelines and medicines lists are reviewed and updated after four years after consulting different stakeholders where clinicians provide information regarding efficacy, quality, safety, suitability and cost-effectiveness, among others. This year the Ministry of Health is considering including more drugs for Non-Communicable Diseases to the updated list of essential medicine and health supplies list.
Mike of the Uganda NCD Alliance leads a parade around the community in Kampala to raise awareness of NCDs.
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