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Medicines Utilisation Research in Africa (MURIA)

3rd MURIA Training Workshops and Symposium

26-28 JUNE 2017

University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia

Download the MURIA 3 leaflet

Download the MURIA 3 Abstract Form

Download the MURIA 3 Registration Form

Closing date for abstracts for:

Oral presentations:  5 May 2017
Poster presentations:  2 June 2017






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“Thank you to the Ministry of Health of Botswana, the BPOMAS Medical Aid Scheme, IUPHAR, the Swedish Research Council and the University of Botswana for their support of the MURIA Workshop and Symposium that was held at the University of Botswana in Gabarone from 27 to 29 July 2015. The workshop and symposium would not have happened without their support”.

MURIA is a multidisciplinary network of people striving to promote sustainable, rational medicine use in Africa through collaborative research and capacity building in order to improve the quality of life of patients, as well as the quality of medicine utilisation in Africa.


The vision of MURIA is achieved through training, collaborative research, information sharing and facilitation of access to data to address challenges to current drug utilisation research in Africa.  MURIA, a multi-country and multidisciplinary group, has as its mission to be fully functioning and publishing within 2 years of its inception.


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Professor Ilse Truter (BCom, BCom(Hons), MCom, DCom, BPharm, MSc, PhD)

Position: Professor in Pharmacy - School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Nelson Mendela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth
Telephone: +27 41 504-2131

Dr Brian Godman (BSc, PhD)
Pharmacologist, pharmacoepidemiologist and pharmaceutical policy analyst

Position: Senior Researcher Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Telephone: 00468 585 81068;  Mobile: +447710508174

Position: Visiting Professor at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Professor Amos Massele (MD, MSc, PhD)
Clinical Pharmacologist

Position: Professor in clinical pharmacology & member of medicines utilization in Africa, Faculty of medicine, University of Botswana Gaborone Botswana
Telephone: + 267-7593086

Dr. Joyce Kgatlwane (B.Pharm, PharmD, MPH Pharmacist)

Postition: Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Botswana, Botswana
Email: and 
Telephone: +267 76083255 or +267 72331750