Program Engagement Activities
Pharmacy Services at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.
Pharmaceutical care is provided on the adult and pediatric hospital wards daily. This includes improving patient outcomes through preventing, identifying, and resolving medication therapy problems and issues related to management of patients’ medications and disease states. Pharmacy also provides services in the critical care unit.
Pharmacy Services at Riley Mother Baby Hospital.
Pharmaceutical care is provided on the hospital wards. Emergency medicine kits for labor and delivery are prepared, distributed, and drug use assessments are performed.
Services include filling prescriptions, order entry, patient education, and assistance with stocking. Education in-services are also provided.
Sally Test Pediatric Center
A sewing initiative for families of hospitalized children provides care for children while their parents learn sewing skills which can be used to make clothing for their families or can be turned into a marketable trade, capable of providing income. Healthcare education is also provided.
Drug Information Center.
Medical information questions are answered. Education seminars are provided. There are electronic and paper resources available for use in drug information research.
Pharmaceutical care is provided for ambulatory and hospitalized patients, as well as, education and training on appropriate preparation and administration of cytotoxic agents.
Conducting one of the largest screening activities in the world, to generate true prevalence estimates for diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa. PKP is responsible for more than 3500 patients, developing an electronic medical record system, and innovative phone-based glucose monitoring program.
An outpatient and inpatient anticoagulation service was established. This database-driven clinic manages more than 350 patients. Using point-of-care testing, medication therapy is monitored. This model clinic is the first of its kind in a resource-constrained setting in sub-Saharan Africa.
Pharmaceutical Industry Donation Management
Manage medication and supply donations from pharmaceutical industry partners. This includes ordering, managing supplies, educating, and program assessment. These rather unique long-term donation partnerships require medication assessment and drug utilization evaluations to ensure responsible stewardship.
The first World Health Organization supported program in sub-Saharan Africa designed to detect, collect, and monitor for adverse effects related to pharmaceutical products (specifically HIV, tuberculosis and oncology medications). This is being designed as a model program that can be utilized in other resource-constrained settings within Africa.