Famasi Jamii - Taking pharmacy to the community

Short Communication

Jerry Mugisha


Famasi Jamii is a fully registered program that focuses on the provision of information about medicines that are used by the community, including their proper use and handling. Author also provides education, with the aim increasing awareness, on various issues of public health importance. According to reports from the World Health Organization (WHO), patients’ adherence to treatment regimens is lower in middle and low income countries, probably one of the reasons being the lack of appropriate information about the medicines. Improp- er use of medicines (antibiotics particularly) is also a major cause of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a serious problem that has jeopardized public health.

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