Thursday, 6 March 2014

IIHMR, Jaipur successfully concludes its Management Development Programme on ‘Promoting Rational Use of Drugs in the Community’

Need for more effective planning, research and implementation of rational use of medicines in the community was the main purpose of the Management Development Programme conducted at IIHMR, Jaipur. The MDP was a condensed version adopted from the official two weeks WHO course on ‘Promoting Rational Drug Use in the Community. The focus was also on how to investigate medicines use in the health facilities. The course was participatory in nature and used the knowledge, skills and experiences of participants as a major resource throughout.
The primary objective of the MDP was to provide an exposure to the methods to study and remedy inappropriate medicine use in the community along with an exposure to practical approaches to investigating and prioritizing medicine use problems and means to develop effective strategies for change. It also aimed at understanding methods for improving access to medicines.


In all 9 participants took part in the training programme from various reputed Institutions like National School of Public Health, Brazil, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, National Health Insurance, Sudan, DAC Office in Herat, Afghanistan, Kiribati, Pacific Islands and India. 


The programme was inaugurated by Dr. S.D. Gupta, Corporate Director, IIHMR, Dr. P.R. Sodani, Dean Training, IIHMR, Jaipur and Dr. J.S. Bapna, Programme Coordinator on 24th February 2014 and was concluded on the 4th of March, 2014.