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Pharmaceutical situation assessment – Level II: health facilities survey, Syrian Arab Republic

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The study Pharmaceutical situation assessment – Level II: health facilities survey was conducted in June 2009 by the Ministry of Health of the Syrian Arab Republic to assess the effectiveness of the pharmaceutical sector in terms of ease of access to medicines and the quality of existing medicines in public health facilities, private pharmacies and in warehouses supplying the public sector. It also assessed the proper usage of medicines.

The main goal of the study was to document the degree of success in achieving national strategic pharmaceutical objectives. The results of the study will support the Ministry of Health in policy analysis and the design of appropriate interventions to develop and improve the performance of the pharmaceutical sector in order to provide safe and effective medication for each of its citizens.

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Statistics and figures

Regional Health Observatory

Average pharmaceutical expenditure: US$ 1141 million

Average pharmaceutical expenditure per capita: US$ 57 

Average density of pharmacists: 5.02 per 10 000 population

Average number of licensed pharmaceutical manufacturers: 52

Average number of registered pharmaceutical products: 7529