Consultancy and Projects Undertaken
DSPRUD provides consultancy services on all aspects of drug management and supply to State governments and Government of India. Consultancies/projects undertaken include:

  • Evaluation of Orissa Drugs System, Department of Health & Family Welfare

  • Uttar Pradesh Health System Development Project

  • Madhya Pradesh - Preparation of Essential Drugs List and Standard Treatment Guidelines for RCH Programme

  • Strengthening of Drug Procurement and Stock Management in Chhattisgarh - Basic Health Services Project

  • Uttarakhand State Drug Policy and Rational Use of Drugs

  • Rajasthan Health System Development Project - Training Programme for Nurses

  • Training of Pharmacists of ART Centres - National AIDS Control Organization (NACO)

  • Drug Use Study through Prescription Audit in Bihar - SWASTH-TAST, Bihar

  • Empower School of Health - Consultancy: Procurement and supply chain - Strengthening training material/training of healthcare officials and review and suggest changes in EML

Association with the Government of NCT of Delhi

  • Preparation of State Drug Policy

  • Preparation and updating Essential Drugs List

  • Preparation and updating Essential Drugs Formulation

  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management

  • Standard Treatment Guidelines

  • Capacity Building - training of healthcare workers at all levels

  • Monitoring and evaluation - surveys for monitoring, accessibility and availability of essential drugs and rational use of drugs in health facilities.

DSPRUD has been working in the area of patient/public education focusing on addressing beliefs and misconceptions about medication use particularly antimicrobial treatment, self-medication and poor adherence.

We conducts campaigns to increase awareness about medicines use particularly antibiotics in community. The advocacy campaign consists of face to face education, small group discussions, exhibitions, magic shows and games, folk theatre, film/slide/video shows, distribution of IEC material like posters, leaflets/flyers, stickers etc. on safe and rational use of drugs. Public education advocacy programme supported by CORDAID in U.P. and Bihar was a huge success as assessed by the impact of knowledge, attitude and practices regarding use of medicines in general public.

School Health module is another unique programme of the Society. The programme focused on raising awareness among students on the misuse of antibiotics taking leads from stop firecrackers campaign. Also undertook project on "Promoting Awareness Amongst School Children on Rational Use of Medicines" with support from World Health Organization. The School Health module was developed and tested in 10 schools and covering 1500 children in Delhi. The results were very encouraging as students and the schools played a pivotal role in promoting the campaign.
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