Pharmacy Practice in Developing Countries

Pharmacy Practice in Developing Countries : Achievements and Challenges

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Pharmacy Practice in Developing Countries: Achievements and Challenges offers a detailed review of the history and development of pharmacy practice in developing countries across Africa, Asia, and South America. Pharmacy practice varies substantially from country to country due to variations in needs and expectations, culture, challenges, policy, regulations, available resources, and other factors. This book focuses on each country's strengths and achievements, as well as areas of weakness, barriers to improvement and challenges. It sets out to establish a baseline for best practices, taking all of these factors into account and offering solutions and opportunities for the future. This book is a valuable resource for academics, researchers, practicing pharmacists, policy makers, and students involved in pharmacy practice worldwide as it provides lessons learned on a global scale and seeks to advance the pharmacy profession.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 516 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 25.4mm | 1,000g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0128017147
  • 9780128017142

Table of contents

Foreword by Joseph T. DiPiro Foreword by Thony Bjoerk Preface


Section 1: Pharmacy Practice in Asia Chapter 1: Pharmacy Practice in Thailand Chapter 2: Pharmacy Practice in Malaysia Chapter 3: Pharmacy Practice in Indonesia Chapter 4: Pharmacy Practice in China Chapter 5: Pharmacy Practice in Sri Lanka Chapter 6: Pharmacy Practice in Pakistan Chapter 7: Pharmacy Practice in India Chapter 8: Pharmacy Practice in Nepal

Section 2: Pharmacy Practice in the Middle East Chapter 9: Pharmacy Practice in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Chapter 10: Pharmacy Practice in Iraq Chapter 11: Pharmacy Practice in Jordan Chapter 12: Pharmacy Practice in Qatar Chapter 13: Pharmacy Practice in Palestine Chapter 14: Pharmacy Practice in Yemen

Section 3: Pharmacy Practice in Africa Chapter 15: Pharmacy Practice in Egypt Chapter 16: Pharmacy Practice in Sudan Chapter 17: Pharmacy Practice in Nigeria Chapter 18: Pharmacy Practice in Burkina Faso

Section 4: Pharmacy Practice in Latin America Chapter 19: Pharmacy Practice in Chile Comparative Analysis and Conclusion
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About Mohamed Ibrahim

Ahmed Ibrahim Fathelrahman is Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Qassim University, Saudi Arabia. Before joining Qassim University in 2011, he worked with the Ministry of Health of Sudan for 13 years in different units and departments starting as a quality control pharmacist in the Central Medical Supplies Public Corporation (CMS) Sudan (1997-2000); a team supervisor and an inspector with the Revolving Drug Fund, Khartoum State (2000-2002); and a head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Services, General Directorate of Pharmacy and a supervisor of the Drug Information Centre of the Ministry of Health Khartoum State (2005-2006). Ahmed Fathelrahman also worked with the General Directorate of Planning and Development of the Ministry of Health of Khartoum State in the Department of Research and then he was responsible for Monitoring and Evaluation in the Department of Planning (2010-2011). During the periods 2002- early 2005 and late 2006- early 2010, respectively, he was pursuing his MSc degree in clinical toxicology and his PhD in Public Health Pharmacy from Universiti Sains Malaysia. Dr. Fathelrahman has authored about 50 articles and titles representing publications in international peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations besides other articles published in some websites or local journals. Dr. Fathelrahman's areas of research interest include Clinical toxicology, Drug and Poison Information & Literature Evaluation, Public Health Pharmacy, Pharmacoepidemiology, Pharmacoeconomics and Drugs of Abuse, particularly Tobacco. He was a supervisor of the research of about 30 medical or pharmacy students at levels of Bachelor, Pharm D, M.Sc., MD and Fellowships and he acted as a reviewer for about 20 international peer-reviewed journals and international conferences related to the fields of Pharmacy practice, Public Health, Tobacco Control & Clinical Toxicology. Fathelrahman acted as a member of Research Ethical Committees of some institutions including the Ministry of Health of Khartoum State; the Community Medicine Council of Sudan Medical Specializations Board; the College of Pharmacy, Qassim University , Saudi Arabia and the Qassim Regional Ethical Committee for Medical and Health Research, Saudi Arabia. He is also a member of the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD), the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT), the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research (ISPOR), the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology - Gulf Region Chapter and the Public Health in the Arab World (PHAW). Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim is a Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy at College of Pharmacy, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1990 and obtained his PhD degree in Pharmacy Administration from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science (PCPS), Philadelphia, USA in 1995 with a cognate in Pharmaceutical Policy & Supply Management, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacoepidemiology, Socio-behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy, and Pharmacy Management & Marketing. He obtained his Associate Professorship from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2002, then Full Professorship from the same university in 2008. Dr. Izham is a prolific researcher and author. His publications, consultancies and areas of research emphasis include pharmaceutical policy and management, economic evaluation of drug therapies & pharmacy interventions, and social pharmacy. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers, multiple proceedings, monographs, research reports, bulletins, newsletters. He is serving as member of editorial board and reviewers of several international journals. He has also authored 10 books and multiple book chapters (local and international), presented more than 100 invited presentations, and is the recipient of 9 international, 18 national and 11 university research grants. Dr. Izham has supervised and/or participated in the training of around 70 MSc and PhD graduate students from 12 countries (Africa and Asia). He has also functioned in multiple consultant roles to government (i.e. Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Yemen, Sudan) and non-governmental bodies at national (e.g. pharmacy organizations) and international levels (e.g. World Health Organization in the Western Pacific Region, World Health Organization in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, Health Action International, International Organization of Consumer Union). He was formerly the Coordinator of Health Campus Program at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Director of the Corporate and Sustainable Development Division, Chancellory Department, Universiti Sains Malaysia; the Deputy Dean of Research and Postgraduate Studies, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia; and Professor and Chairman, Pharmacy Practice Department, College of Pharmacy, Qassim University, Al-Qassim, KSA. His last position was at College of Pharmacy, Qatar University as the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Affairs. He was also the recipient of the Universiti Sains Malaysia's Award for Staff Excellence Service Award in 2004; Bintang Cemerlang Melaka (BCM) in 2004 from State of Malacca; Universiti Sains Malaysia's Award for Publication Excellence in several years; Al Qassim University College of Pharmacy Excellence Professor Award 2010; and recently, Scopus awards recognized Dr. Mohamed Izham as one of Qatar University's most distinguished researchers for his outstanding achievements. He also won the 2015 Scopus Medical & Health Sciences Scientist Award. Albert I Wertheimer is a professor of pharmacy economics at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Previously, he was a professor at Temple University, and at the University of Minnesota, and the Dean at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. He earned his pharmacy degree at the University of Buffalo, his MBA at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his PhD from Purdue University. He was also a postdoctoral fellow in the Social Medicine Department of St. Thomas' Hospital Medical School, University of London.He is the author or co-author of 35 books, many book chapters and about 430 articles in scientific and professional journals. He is the editor of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. He has advised 90 PhD graduates and more than that number of Masters degree students. In addition, he has been the advisor of about 15 postdoctoral research fellows. Dr. Wertheimer has lectured or consulted in about 70 countries. He received the research achievement award from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, is a fellow of the International Pharmacy Federation (FIP) and is a Scheele Laureat from the Swedish Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is peer reviewer for about 20 journals and on the editorial board of three. He holds adjunct appointments at Pharmacy faculties in Malta, China, Turkey, Taiwan. Slovenia, and Mexico. Currently, he is working in the area of health policy analysis.
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