Emerging Security Challenges to Africa: The Case of Haphazard Disposal of Pharmaceuticals in Ghana
作者: Ken Emmanuel Ahorsu and Yvonne Esseku
刊名: Journal of Human Security, 2017, Vol.13 (1)
来源数据库: Librello Publishing
DOI: 10.12924/johs2017.13010005
关键词: Disposal of unused medicines Project (DUMP)Environmental securityEco-pharmacovigilanceGhanaHuman security
原始语种摘要: The study of the Disposal of Unused/Unwanted Medicines Project examines ways in which medicines are disposed of in Ghana and assesses how disposal methods can impact water resources. The study showed a number of challenges: gaps in the legislative framework for the disposal of medicines; environmentally-unfriendly methods of disposal of medicines; and large quantities of medicines potentially disposed of indiscriminately with major impact on the environment. It recommends a review of the legal framework to ensure the proper disposal of all unused medicines; policies to mop up excess medicines with members of the public; review of prescribing and dispensing practices to reduce excess medicines; and further research into the types of pharmaceuticals that are present and persist in the...
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关键词翻译
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  • disposal 处理
  • excess 超量
  • impact 冲击碰撞
  • unused 未使用
  • ensure 担保
  • security 可靠性
  • reduce 减少
  • quality 品质
  • dispensing 分配
  • framework 构架