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[e-drug] 25th anniversary of WHO model EDL

  • Subject: [e-drug] 25th anniversary of WHO model EDL
  • From: "EPN" <epn@wananchi.com>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2002 03:40:15 -0400 (EDT)

E-drug: 25th anniversary of WHO model EDL

Dear friends of Essential Medicines,
Congratulation to WHO and to all who have been active at high levels 
(setting policy) and at grass root levels (practicing) and who are 
working tirelessly to promote the Essential Drugs Concept and 
Rational Drug Use. It's great how this concept has grown and 
developed until today it is an irrevocable fact that essential drugs 
are a mainstay in healthcare. It is practiced in the health care 
systems of more than 160 countries and in the wide field of 
Humanitarian and Emergency aid. Truly a cause for celebration!

But the work on its promotion and practice must continue so that 
every healthcare professional, every ministry, every producer and, of 
course, every consumer sees it as an every day aspect of life.

On this coming occasion of the 25th anniversary, we would like to 
organize a worldwide awareness campaign about the EDL. Everybody who 
reads this note should reflect on how he/she can be active in 
informing and raising awareness about the EDL wherever he/she is 

We are proposing a worldwide media campaign! Please write a short (or 
long) article for your local papers and try to get interviews on the 
radio and television to explain the ED concept and its role in health 
care in the world, in your own country and even share your own 
experience. These activities should focus or climax on the 21st of 
October. Please use the material WHO is offering on their website.

On 21st of October, there will be a celebration inside WHO, where 
media will be invited. We would like to present an overview about 
this worldwide awareness-campaign, which will be published in 
Essential-Drug-Monitor afterwards. Therefore we need a very brief 
summery (50 words max!!!) from you informing us about you, your 
media-activity and the date of presentation. Please send this brief 
summary(and only this brief summary!) by Email to: amh@difaem.de 
Please write in the subject line  - EDL.

Thanks for your participation in advance!

Yours sincerely,

Eva M A Ombaka

Coordinator, Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN)

(EPN is a network for the promotion of EDC and RDU, especially in the 
church-related health services) .

Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network
(formerly The Pharmaceutical Programme of World Council of Churches/CISS)
P O Box 73860
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 254-2-4444832/4445020
Fax: 254-2-4440306 or 4445095
Email: "epn@wananchi.com"

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