The informal pharmaceuticals market in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Author(s)Nsarhaza Bishikwabo, Kizito
CountryDemocratic Republic of the Congo
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JournalDevelopment in Practice
Document typeJournal article
DescriptionIn 1996 UNRISD sponsored a survey, using questionnaires, interviews and participant research, into the parallel pharmaceutical market in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then Zaire). The author describes `typical' purchasers and vendors, the quality of products sold and bought, and the levels of regulation possible/needed in such a market, and challenges policy makers to develop a system of partial regulation combining the relevant merits of government and private sector control.