Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 616

Full Length Research Paper

Investigation on the effect of a one-day pharmacovigilance training of healthcare professionals

Mukesh Dheda
  • Mukesh Dheda
  • National Department of Health, Pharmacovigilance Centre for Public Health Programs, South Africa.
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Henry Kambafwile
  • Henry Kambafwile
  • National Department of Health, Pharmacovigilance Centre for Public Health Programs, South Africa.
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Frasia Oosthuizen
  • Frasia Oosthuizen
  • School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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  •  Received: 21 August 2017
  •  Accepted: 25 October 2017
  •  Published: 30 June 2018


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