Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting and Management Assessment in Six Hospitals of Kabul, Afghanistan

  • Faiz Mohammad Delawer
  • Abdul Zahir Siddiqui
  • Mohammad Zafar Omari
  • Abdul Khalil Khakzad
  • Abdul Hafiz Quraishi
  • Fawzia Maihanyar
  • Paul Ickx
  • Laurence Laumonier

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), with technical and financial assistance of the Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) project funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), carried out the medicines safety assessment from March to August 2013 in six Kabul hospitals. The aim of this assessment was to determine the familiarity and knowledge of physicians about adverse drug reactions (ADRs), and to determine their opinion on some key aspects of setting up hospital-based detection, reporting, and management systems for ADRs.