|The role of the pharmacist in self-care and self-medication (WHO/EDM, 1998, 17 p.)|
|4. Role of the pharmacist in self-care and self-medication|
In many developing countries, the ratios of pharmacists and pharmacies to population are so low that access to pharmaceutical care is impeded. In such cases, consultation with other health workers or community health care workers, household carers and other appropriate lay people, provided they have received the appropriate pharmaceutical training and orientation, should be encouraged.