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Assessment of a revolving drug fund for essential asthma medicines in Benin

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, April 2015
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Title
Assessment of a revolving drug fund for essential asthma medicines in Benin
Published in
Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, April 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40545-015-0033-7
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Authors

Gildas Agodokpessi, Nadia Aït-Khaled, Martin Gninafon, Leon Tawo, Wilfried Bekou, Christophe Perrin, Karen Bissell, Nils Billo, Donald A Enarson, Chen-Yuan Chiang

Abstract

Benin established a revolving drug fund (RDF) for essential asthma medicines in 2008. We evaluated the operation of the RDF and assessed whether there was interruption of supply of asthma medicine from 2008 to 2013. We reviewed the process in establishing the RDF. We assessed cost and sale price of asthma medicines, expenditure of the RDF in procuring asthma medicines and other tools, revenue generated by sales of medicines to patients, and balance of capital as of 31 January 2013. We investigated whether there was interruption of supply of essential asthma medicines from 2008-2013. The total amount of grants initially injected into the RDF was 24,101€. As of 31 January 2013, the capital of the RDF, including the deposit in the RDF bank account (8,114€) and the value of inhalers in stock (12,172€), was equivalent to 20,586€, slightly less than the initial capital (24,101€). The decrease of capital was mainly because a number of inhalers were expired or provided free-of-charge (6,091€) and because part of the fund was used to procure other elements required for the management of asthma (4,338€). Thanks to a RDF, Benin maintained an uninterrupted supply of essential asthma medicines in asthma pilot sites from 2008-2013. The Benin experience demonstrated that in countries where universal health coverage was not yet in place, establishment of a RDF may help maintain an uninterrupted supply of essential medicines.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 1 3%
Unknown 34 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 23%
Researcher 8 23%
Student > Postgraduate 4 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Student > Bachelor 2 6%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 7 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 20%
Social Sciences 4 11%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 9%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 6%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 7 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2017.
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#3,390,358
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