Update from Burkina Faso
Adam M. Roberts
Please find below a brief report from our project in Burkina Faso. Check The $10 Club web site for additional photos!
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Thanks as ever,
Report on the Community Pharmaceutical Project, September 2006
Update from Napone, Burkina Faso
With the donation of $3,280 from the Ten dollar club, our nonprofit organization OuagaNet was able to setup a community pharmacy to help the poor people of Napone, Burkina Faso. Our health program also benefited from being able to purchase subsidized drugs and insecticide treated mosquito bed nets thanks to the Government of Burkina Faso’s new healthcare policies aiming to make drugs more accessible to people.
With the recommendations of our community nurse volunteers, we selected indigent pregnant women and those with babies and younger children to be priority beneficiaries of the insecticide treated mosquito bed net to protect them against malaria.
OuagaNet also purchased electronic blood pressure devices to take the population’s blood pressure. Those with abnormal measurements where sent for further evaluations and suggested to return to the community pharmacy to receive free high blood pressure drugs.
In setting this free community pharmacy for the village poor people, OuagaNet was able to educate villagers about STDs and AIDS and the need to be aware of high blood pressure disease. Villagers were also educated about the danger of alcoholism and its impact on blood pressure, liver diseases and many other health issues. The entire village was mobilized and came out to hear about the community pharmacy and the available drugs.
OuagaNet’s community pharmacy list of items:
1. Insecticide treated bed nets against malaria and mosquito bites
Three hundred (300) insecticide treated bed nets against mosquito causing the malaria disease were distributed in priority to the following people:
* All pregnant women
* Women with babies and younger children
* Elderly in advanced aged
2. List of drugs purchased for the pharmacy
List of Medicine
Amodiaquine 40 mg/5ml 60 ml Sir
Amodiaquine chlorhydrate 200 mg Blister
Amoxicilline 250 mg 60 ml Sirop
Amoxicilline 500 mg Blister
Bandage (Bande extensible)
Buscopan 10 mg tablets
Carbocysteine 2% 100 ml sirop
Carbocysteine 5% 100 ml sirop
Coton Hydrophile 500g
Cotrimoxazole 240mg/5ml 60ml Sirop
Cotrimoxazole 480 mg Blister
Diclofenac Blister 50 mg
Furosemide Blister 40 mg (High blood pressure)
Hydroxyde Aluminium 500 mg Blister
Ibuprofene 200 mg tablets
Ibuprofene Blister 400 mg
Mebendazole blister 100 mg
Metronidazole 125 mg
Metronidazole 250 mg
Paracetamol 120 mg/5ml 60 ml sirop
Paracetamol 500 mg Blister
Polividone Iodee 10% 200 ml
Quinine 300 mg
Sparadrap 5m x 18 cm
Tetracycline 1% Ophtalmique
Vitamine B1 B6 Blister
Adam M. Roberts
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