DSI Articles


Angel Dillip, Sandra Alba, Christopher Mshana, Manuell Hetze, Jafary Liana, Christian Lengeler, Iddy Mayumana, Alexander Schulze, Hassan Mshinda, Brigit Obrist.  Mystery shopping in community drug shops: research as development in rural Tanzania. Malaria Journal 2012, 11(Suppl 1):O19 (15 October 2012).  http://www.malariajournal.com/content/11/S1/O19.

Center for Health Market Innovations. Accredited Drug Dispensing Outlets. Updated April 3, 2013.  http://healthmarketinnovations.org/program/accredited-drug-dispensing-outlets-addo.

Daudi Simba, Deodatus Kakoko. Access to subsidized artemether-lumefantrine from the private sector among febrile children in rural setting in Kilosa, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Health Research Volume 14, Number 2, April 2012Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/thrb.v14i2.1. http://www.ajol.info/index.php/thrb/article/view/71516/67331.

Dillip A, Alba S, Mshana C, Hetzel MW, Lengeler C, Mayumana I, Schulze A, Mshinda H, Weiss MG, Obrist B. Acceptability–a neglected dimension of access to health care: findings from a study on childhood convulsions in rural Tanzania. BMC Health Serv Res. 2012 May 9;12:113. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-113. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/12/113/

Dillip, Angel. Gaining access to prompt and appropriate malaria treatment in the Kilombero valley, Tanzania : a health social science perspective. 2012, PhD Thesis, University of Basel, Faculty of Science. http://edoc.unibas.ch/diss/DissB_10221.

GIZ. Engaging with the Private Sector in Health in Africa, 14-16 May 2012, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Conference Synopsis. http://www.giz.de/Themen/en/dokumente/giz2012-en-tanzania-conference-private-sector-health-africa.pdf.

Institute of Health Policy Management and Research. Health Market Innovations Awards 2012. Washington, DC: Center for Health Market Innovations. http://www.psikenya.org/assets/files/newsandfeatures/HIA_Report.pdf.

IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2013. The Global Public Health Problem of Falsified and Substandard Drugs.
Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Jafary Liana. Reaching the rural population with essential medicines. Tanzania Africa Health. November 2012. http://www.africa-health.com/articles/november_2012/AH%20Tanzania%20pages.pdf.

Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH.  Saving Children’s Lives, Closer to the Home. Impact Blog. May 10th 2012. USAID. http://blog.usaid.gov/2012/05/saving-childrens-lives-closer-to-the-home/

Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH.  Taking Health Systems Innovations to Scale: From Good Ideas to Greater
Health Impact. K4Health Blog. September 28, 2012. http://www.k4health.org/blog/post/taking-health-systems-innovations-scale-good-ideas-greater-health-impact.

Judica Tarimo. Ministry of Health counsels pharmacy council on drugs. The Guardian. 20th September 2012. http://www.ippmedia.com/frontend/?l=46017.

Kabanywanyi, A. M. (2012) Pharmaco-Epidemiology of Artemisinin-Based Combination Therapy in the Context of Impact Evaluation of Artemether-Lumefantrine on Malaria Morbidity and Mortality During Programmatic Implementation in Rural Tanzania. Doctoral thesis, University of Basel.

Khatib et al. Access to artemisinin-based anti-malarial treatment and its related factors in rural Tanzania Malaria Journal 2013, 12:155. http://www.malariajournal.com/content/12/1/155.

Kubzansky, M. 2013. Why business models matter. In: Getting to Scale: How to Bring Development Solutions to Millions of Poor People. Laurence Chandy, Akio Hosono, Homi J. Kharas, Johannes Linn (eds.). Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.

Medical Credit Fund Africa. Global Health Fellows Program of Pfizer for Medical Credit Fund and SafeCare in Tanzania. 27 July 2012. http://www.medicalcreditfund.org/news/2012/07/global-health-fellows-program-of-pfizer-for-medical-credit-fund-and-safecare-in-tanzania/.

Mushi, D. How to accredit drug dispensing outlets. The Daily News. 20 August 2012. http://www.dailynews.co.tz/index.php/features/popular-features/8737-how-to-accredit-drug-dispensing-outlets.

OM Minzi and VS Manyilizu. Application of basic pharmacology and dispensing practice of antibiotics in accredited drug-dispensing outlets in Tanzania. Drug Healthc Patient Saf. 2013; 5:5–11. Published online 2013 January 30. http://pubmedcentralcanada.ca/pmcc/articles/PMC3565572/.

Prosper Makene. Study reveals key problems in pharmaceutical sector. The Guardian. 22nd August 2012. http://www.ippmedia.com/frontend/index.php/ol=23/rdroncecd/css/datePicker.css?l=45057.

Rao VB, Schellenberg D, Ghani Overcoming health systems barriers to successful malaria treatment. ACTrends Parasitol. 2013 Apr;29(4):164-80. doi: 10.1016/j.pt.2013.01.005. Epub 2013 Feb 14. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1471492213000184.

Telemu Kassile. Prevention and management of malaria in under-five children in Tanzania: a review. Tanzania Journal of Health Research Volume 14, Number 3, July 2012. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/thrb.v14i3.10. http://www.ajol.info/index.php/thrb/article/view/78108/72651

Twaha, K. Evaluation of availability and cost of essential antibiotics for paediatrics in Mbeya, Tanzania. 2013 PhD Thesis. School of Pharmacy http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/649
Unite for Sight. Supply Chains in Global Health. 2012. http://www.uniteforsight.org/technology-implementation/supply-chains.

Wafula, F., Miriti, E., & Goodman, C. (2012). Examining characteristics, knowledge and regulatory practices of specialized drug shops in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review of the literature. BMC health services research,12(1), 223. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/12/223.

White, James, Barbara O‘Hanlon, Grace Chee, Emmanuel Malangalila, Adeline Kimambo, Jorge Coarasa, Sean Callahan, Ilana Ron Levey, and Kim McKeon. January 2013. Tanzania Private Sector Assessment. Bethesda, MD: Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector Project, Abt Associates Inc. http://shopsproject.org/sites/default/files/resources/Tanzania%20Private%20Sector%20Assessment%202.pdf

Yadav, Prashant, Jessica L. Cohen, Sarah Alphs, Jean Arkedis, Peter S. Larson, Julius Massaga, and Oliver Sabot. 2012. Trends in availability and prices of subsidized ACT over the first year of the AMFm: Evidence from remote regions of Tanzania. Malaria Journal 11:299. doi:10.1186/1475-2875-11-299.


Center for Health Market Innovations. Accredited Medicine Store (AMS). April 3, 2012. http://healthmarketinnovations.org/program/accredited-medicine-store-ams.

Edwin G. Genoway, Je.  Liberia: Don’t Buy Drugs From Street Peddlers. The New Dawn (Monrovia), 6 FEBRUARY 2013. http://allafrica.com/stories/201302060368.html.

Liberia: Search for Fake Drugs. New Democrat (Monrovia). 7 February 2013.

Sam Zota, Jr. Liberia: Govt. Gets Tough On ‘Black-Bag’ Doctors, 6 February 2013. The NEWS (Monrovia). http://allafrica.com/stories/201302060725.html.

Other media coverage of AMS launch included in FrontPage, Focus, Women Voice, Daily Observer, and In Profile Daily.


Center for Health Market Innovations. Sustainable Drug Seller Initiatives (SDSI). August 17, 2012. http://healthmarketinnovations.org/program/sustainable-drug-seller-initiatives-sdsi.

Lisa Smith. McMedicine: Is Social Franchising the Next Big Thing in BoP Health Care?
December 06, 2012. NextBillion Blog. http://www.nextbillion.net/blogpost.aspx?blogid=3048