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close this bookPublic education in rational drug use: A global survey (WHO/DAP, 1997, 97 p.)
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Annex I - Title, Duration and Cost listed by Country

Developing Countries

Country

Title

Duration

Cost

Bangladesh

- Campaign on awareness of RUD

>3yr

$2.5 mill. 1984-1995

Bolivia

- Primary health care: focus on RUD, consumer rights and advocacy

>3yr

$50,000 per/yr

Brazil

- Centre of information and education for RUD

ND

$50,000 global work for 2yr

Cameroon

- Project to promote awareness on the RUD in the community

>3yr

ND

Chile

- Education of drugs to out-patients

>3yr

part of curricula

Colombia

- Drug supply management and promotion of RUD in health facilities

>3yr

Col$ 198,000,000


- Promoción del Uso Racional de los Medicamentos

2-3yr

61.5 mill.

Côte d’Ivoire

- Medicines are not to be bought on the street (EDP)

6-12mo

ND

El Salvador

- Rational use of drugs

2-3yr

ND

Ghana

- Public education on the dangers of misuse and abuse of drugs

>3yr

1994 annual health ed. event: $4,400

India

- Promote RUD; make available essential drugs and information

>3yr

Rs 21,000,000 since 1986


- People’s drug information project

>3yr

Rs 1,000,000


- Workshop on medicine, media, and consumer education

6-12m

workshop: Rs 50,000 pamphlet: Rs 2,500


- Health education through regular columns in newspaper/magazines

ND



- Drug information

2-6m

Rs 7,000

Indonesia

- Improving the knowledge and skills in selecting OTC medicines

1-2yr

OTC medicines $600


- Maternal health & child survival concepts & practices in Indonesia

1-2yr

$194,901

Kenya

- EDP: misconceptions, promote RUD

2-3yr

ND

Korea

- Workshop on separation of prescription from dispensing

6-12mo

over $ 10,000

Latvia

- Awareness-raising about drug promotion; RUD concepts

>3yr

$1,000 from donor plus own resources

Malawi

- IEC activities of Malawi ED Programme

>3yr

ND

Malaysia

- Consumer education

>3yr

ND


- Know your medicine campaign

2-3yr

publications M$5,000 posters/materials M$3,500 exhibitions M$3,000

Mauritius

- Consumer education in secondary schools

6-12m

ND

Mexico

- Workshops to disseminate information on problem drugs and RUD

1-2yr

$30,800 (includes research, and video)


- RUD campaign

2-6m

$2,000

Peru

- “Hello, IPSS takes care of your health” (information and medical education)

>3yr

$1,030,431 for 19mo (see addendum)


- Study-intervention on morbidity and use of drugs

1-2yr

ND


- Intervention to diminish inappropriate use drugs during infant diarrhoea

1-2yr

$112,282


- Education on RUD for health workers and general public

>3yr

ND

Sierra Leone

- Why Tin Di Dokta Say (What the doctor says)

>3yr

$20 weekly

S. Africa

- Patient education

ND

R 400,000

Sudan

- IEC/public education on proper use of drugs, River Nile State

>3yr

$100,000

Thailand

- Pharma movement for change and development (policy level)

>3yr

ND


- “Trade-name free hospitals movement”

>3yr

ND

Uganda

- Uganda Red Cross Society EDP, IEC component

>3yr

3rd phase 1992-95: DKK 3,660,000

Viet Nam

- Primary health care - improve quality of care, RUD

2-3yr

total IEC bud: £6,000 CHW training budget £30,000


- Mediating medicines - consumer drug information in the Vietnamese market place

>3yr

ND

ND = no data

Developed Countries

Country

Title

Duration

Cost

Australia

- Pharmacy self-care programme (public awareness & pharmacy training)

>3yr

$A mill. per/yr


- Pills and older persons project (including “be wise with medicine”)

1-2yr

$A 205,000


- Streetwize comic on pharmaceutical health and RUD

1-2yr

$A 182,700 (breakdown avail.)


- Raise awareness of risks assoc. with longterm benzodiazipine use

>3yr

$A 120,000 annual budget


- Prescribing awareness programme

>3yr

routine function; “cost neutral”


- Maximizing the role of community pharmacist in a regional asthma strategy

2-3yr

$A 6,579.50


- Attempt to influence hypnotic and sedative drug use

6-12m

$A 84,000


- Leaflet endometriosis drug

>3yr

ND


- Too much of a good thing?

6-12m

ND


- Talking medicines

6-12m

$A 200,000


- Med-smart: multi-focused approach to quality use of medicines

1-2yr

$A 26,733 (of which $A 24,960 salaries)


- Medicine information project (MIP)

>3yr

$A 397,300 1989-95 all costs


- Efficacy of the heartwise programme

1-2yr

$A 135,000


- Be wise with medicines, Eastern Sydney

<2m

part of large, multi-faceted campaign


- Antipsychotic medicines: a coordinated education programme

1-2yr

$A 91,000


- A cup of tea, my pharmacist, and me

2-3yr

$A 45,000 (includes pharmacist’s wage)


- Shape campaign

<2m

$A 1.6 mill.


- Design and content of labels on OTC medicines

2-6m

$A 65,000 printing costs to date $25,00


- Folate before pregnancy

1-2yr

$A 62,427


- “Go on the attack against asthma, prevent it. Don’t just relieve it”

<2m

$A 380,197


- Asthma action plan card

6-12m

$A 106,350


- “Your opportunity to win over asthma”

<2m

$A 190,810

Belgium

- Far-Well; Medi-studt (information box for students/ children)

1-2yr

$13,400 (rough estim.)

Canada

- DES awareness week: “Are you DES-informed?”

<2m

ND


- Wise use of medication: health promotion

>3yr

CND$51,000


- Mr Finley’s pharmacy programme

>3yr

video: CND$35,000 - books: $2,000/yr

Denmark

- Den rette dosis-en bgg om medicin (a book about medicine)

1-2yr

ND

France

- Patient information record cards (fiches info-patients)

>3yr

ND


- Child, family, and medicines

>3yr

330,000FF colloquia and proceedings


- Sound use of medicines (le bon usage du médicament)

>3yr

ND


- Health and medicines

1-2yr

250,000FF (112,000 personnel; 138,000 materials)

Germany

- Buko Pharma-Kampagne street theatre group

>3yr

DM15,000 per tour


- Buko Pharma-Kampagne - Pharma-brief

>3yr

printing/postage DM7,000; write/edit DM15,000


- Patient brochures; neutral information on minor ailments

ND

ND

Japan

- RUD comic

>3yr

4 mill. Yen per/yr

Netherlands

- Apotheker voor de Klaas (pharmacy in primary schools)

>3yr

ND


- Tele-info medicines

>3yr

f. 250,000 /yr


- Farmacotherapy-consultation project

>3yr

f. 3.5 mill. /yr


- Pharmaceutical care in asthma and the elderly

2-3yr

f. 350,000 for 4yr

New Zealand

- South Pacific consumer protection programme

>3yr

ND

Sweden

- The year of diabetes - 1991

1-2yr

SEK 6 mill.


- The year of asthma -1992

1-2yr

SEK 7,500,000


- The year of skin diseases - 1993

1-2yr

ND


- The year of dementia - 1994

1-3yr

SEK 350,000 (1992); 1,080,000 (1993); 1,000,000 (1994)


- Young people and medicines

>3yr

approx. SEK 7 mill.

Switzerland

- Medi-minus, medi-minus forte

2-3yr

ND


- Written drug information for public provided in consumer journal

>3yr

direct costs “low”


- Phone service for public providing independent info about medicine

2-3yr

“very low”

UK

- Safety of medicines campaign

1-2yr

£10,000 adverts;
£3,200 materials


- You and your medicines

>3yr

£5,000 production;
£2,500 testing;
£1,500 staff


- Medicines education project; leaflet distribution & adult education schools

>3yr

ND


- Ongoing medicines education project

>3yr

ND


- A book on prescription medicines for the general public

>3yr

ND

USA

- DES Action: PSA for tv and radio about in-utero exposure to DES

1-2yr

$6,000 (all staff time volunteer)


- Child dosing

<2m



- Consumer education insert in Reader’s Digest, plus reprint distribution

ND

$35,000 ($15,000 video; $20,000 pamphlet)


- Iron poisoning

<2m

$40,000


- Worst pills best pills news

>3yr

ND


- Michigan model for comprehensive school health education

>3yr

manuals $20 package K-8@ $4,000 donated material


- Tex’s team

ND

$2,000 init. cost-most costs start up


- Katy’s kids

>3yr

$10,000-$20,000 to produce

ND = no data

All US$ unless otherwise indicated.