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Presentation by Owas Mwape, MeTA Zambia Council Member during the country sharing meeting, London 2009.

Presentation by Owas Mwape, MeTA Zambia Council Member during the country sharing meeting, London 2009.

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  • Title of presentation 18/01/10 MeTA
  • Title of presentation 18/01/10 MeTA
  • Title of presentation 18/01/10 MeTA
  • Title of presentation 18/01/10 MeTA
  • Title of presentation 18/01/10 MeTA
  • Title of presentation 18/01/10 MeTA

Data disclosure in Zambia Data disclosure in Zambia Presentation Transcript

  • Owas Mwape Council Member Data Disclosure in Zambia MeTA 18/01/10
  • Type of data being collected
    • Policies, practices and results on
      • Registration
      • Availability
      • Pricing
      • Promotion
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  • Overview of disclosure process and engagement of stakeholders 
    • How is the data being disclosed?
    • Data is being disclosed through interviews with key informants in the pharmaceutical sector
    • Are the stakeholders involved? How?
    • The stakeholders are involved in the process both as data collectors and as key informants
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  • Challenges & lessons Learned
    • Brief overview of the main challenges
    • Bureaucracy
    • Unavailability of key informants
    • Unavailability of data (publications, etc)
    • General suspicion (why is this information being collected)
    • General lack of transparency in the medical field (confidentiality seems to apply in the sector)
    • Common view that the public lack interest in such matters and therefore there is no need for information to be in the public domain
    • What are the lessons learned so far?
    • There is need for increased lobbying for full data disclosure in pharmaceutical sector
    • Need for full commitment to MeTA principles from stakeholders
    • Bureaucracy is still a major challenge!!!!
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  • Type of support needed
    • Strategies for ensuring full commitment of all stakeholders to the MeTA principle of increased transparency
    • MeTA International to advise on how other countries have managed to link up to up to the national health reform process with health summits and joint evaluation
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  • Thank you!
    • Owas Mwape
    • oramwa@yahoo.com/
    • +260 955 857 161
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