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Quality assurance systems of pharmaceutical distributors in low-income and middle-income countries: weaknesses and ways forward

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Introduction Access to quality-assured medicines is an essential prerequisite for universal health coverage, and pharmaceutical distributors play an important role to assure the quality of medicines along the supply chain.
Methods We retrospectively assessed the compliance with WHO quality standards, that is, the Model Quality Assurance System for Procurement Agencies (MQAS) or the good distribution practices (GDP), of a convenience sample of 75 publ... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmjgh-2020-003147

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Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation More from this funder
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Global Health Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
10
Article number:
e003147
Publication date:
2020-10-09
Acceptance date:
2020-09-01
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EISSN:
2059-7908
Pmid:
33037061
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1204399
Local pid:
pubs:1204399
Deposit date:
2021-11-17

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