“During my three years here in Tanzania, I have seen considerable improvements in the quality of healthcare facilities in Tanzania. Healthcare quality is a difficult concept. In the end, it means your patients getting better because they visited a doctor or a hospital. In many hospitals in Tanzania, patients might actually leave the hospital in a worse state than when they arrived. This can be due to bad diagnosis, bad quality drugs, fake drugs, wrong kind of drugs, overtreatment and many other factors. In the process, people can get financially wrecked as well because they need to pay out of pocket.
So let’s say there is a lot of room for improvement. PharmAccess tries to do this by helping healthcare facilities to adhere to international standards for different processes in a healthcare facility. This reduces risks for patients.”
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