Preparation for a medical mission to Jamaica - Pharmacy's perspective

Nancy Hart, S. M. Douglas, J. Marino, A. Garcia, P. Anderson-Worts

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Objective: To describe preparation of a medical mission from a pharmacy team's perspective. Methods: Essential components of the medication planning process include the development of a separate medication budget, a medication formulary (based on needs assessment and availability) and acquisition of medications and medical supplies. Results: For the medical mission to Jamaica, medications are often purchased or donated from various locations, including retail pharmacies, drug wholesalers, medication drives, pharmaceutical companies, and medication assistance programmes specific to medical missions. It is essential to understand the policy associated with the importation of medications which can be found in the Approval Process for Food, Drugs, Cosmetics, Medical devices, Precursor Chemicals and Narcotics, a paper developed by the Ministry of Health, Jamaica. Conclusions: Elevated levels of planning and preparation are required for the medical mission to Jamaica to be a success; assistance and cooperation is necessary from all members of the interdisciplinary medical mission team. It is imperative to plan ahead, be organized and equipped to handle unexpected situations so that quality care can be delivered to the patients to be served.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-202
Number of pages4
JournalWest Indian Medical Journal
Volume60
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Jamaica
Drug Approval
Formularies
Needs Assessment
Quality of Health Care
Pharmacies
Narcotics
Budgets
Cosmetics
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Food
Equipment and Supplies
Health

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  • Medicine(all)

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Hart, N., Douglas, S. M., Marino, J., Garcia, A., & Anderson-Worts, P. (2012). Preparation for a medical mission to Jamaica - Pharmacy's perspective. West Indian Medical Journal, 60(2), 199-202.

Preparation for a medical mission to Jamaica - Pharmacy's perspective. / Hart, Nancy; Douglas, S. M.; Marino, J.; Garcia, A.; Anderson-Worts, P.

In: West Indian Medical Journal, Vol. 60, No. 2, 01.01.2012, p. 199-202.

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Hart, N, Douglas, SM, Marino, J, Garcia, A & Anderson-Worts, P 2012, 'Preparation for a medical mission to Jamaica - Pharmacy's perspective', West Indian Medical Journal, vol. 60, no. 2, pp. 199-202.
Hart N, Douglas SM, Marino J, Garcia A, Anderson-Worts P. Preparation for a medical mission to Jamaica - Pharmacy's perspective. West Indian Medical Journal. 2012 Jan 1;60(2):199-202.
Hart, Nancy ; Douglas, S. M. ; Marino, J. ; Garcia, A. ; Anderson-Worts, P. / Preparation for a medical mission to Jamaica - Pharmacy's perspective. In: West Indian Medical Journal. 2012 ; Vol. 60, No. 2. pp. 199-202.
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