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BMJ: Too Much Medicine (3)

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Thus, it's a multifactoral issue involving several areas from upbringing (social-cultural) factors; in most African societies like where I come from people have been sensitized that the more drugs you get the better and also that 1st line drugs are no good e.g. paracetamol, secondly people /clients prefer to spend money at a private clinic/hospital because it is assumed they will get better drugs as compared to government/public hospitals.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017
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Rebecca C Ngalande
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Rebecca C Ngalande is a Maternal and Neonatal Health Specialist Mentor & Consultant. Currently working in Bangladesh as a consultant strengthening the Midwifery Faculty through mentoring. najeremanna AT gmail.com

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