Disseminating Global Medicines Research

International Conferences for Improving Use of Medicines

HPI faculty have led the scientific program development for the three International Conferences for Improving Use of Medicines (ICIUM) to date.  The highly-interactive conferences bring together leading national and international policymakers, program managers, researchers, clinicians, and other stakeholders; produce state-of-the-art consensus on interventions to improve medicines access and use in low and middle-income countries; define evidence-based recommendations for change in systems; and generate global research agendas to fill gaps in knowledge.

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ICIUM 1997

ICIUM 2004

ICIUM 2011

International Network for the Rational Use of Drugs

The group co-founded in 1989 the International Network for the Rational Use of Drugs to design, test, and disseminate effective strategies to improve the way medicines are prescribed, dispensed, and used, with a particular emphasis on resource-poor countries.  HPI now constitutes one of 24 INRUD groups, which include teams from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, and from the World Health Organization/Medicines Policy and Standards, the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, and a secretariat based in Management Sciences for Health in the United States.  HPI originated and maintains the INRUD bibliographies. 

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INRUD Bibliographies

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World Health Organization Medicines Publications and Documentation

Training Programs on Medicines in Health Systems

HPI offers training programs, seminars, and workshops for different audiences on research and policy for improving medicines situations.

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HPI Training Activities

Division of Health Policy and Insurance Research (HPI) Seminar