The second formation course for pharmacy staff working in DREAM centres was held at the end of October in Maputo. Nurses and pharmacists coming from eight Mozambican and Malawian centres attended.
The course did not dwell much on theoretical aspects. Rather, demands posed by the running of the DREAM centres were tackled in a very concrete manner, and there was a concerted bid to identify effective strategies concerning the logistics of our pharmacies. Participants focused on the use of software, discussed problems arising from the management of store supplies and reflected on how to better administer antiretroviral drugs.
This was an important step ahead for the work of our pharmacies, a necessary step ahead: the distribution of therapy, with its regular timetables, is increasingly becoming a decisively relevant factor for the adherence of patients to the DREAM programme.