Pharmacovigilance: Our experience in Aden

Author : Mohammed Alshakka and Wafa F.S. Badulla

Pharmacovigilance (PV) is a main key for safe and suitable use of medicines. Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) considered a substantial health problem that may lead to serious sickness and in some cases to death. Reporting of ADRs is a fundamental part of the PV program for any country. Regrettably, there is notable under reporting of ADRs in developing countries in general and specially in Yemen, due to several challenges and difficulties. Adequate Knowledge of PV importance, among all healthcare professionals (HCPs) could be a foundation for rapid intervention and proper reporting system to decrease ADRs.

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