Right to Care provides support at all levels, in cooperation with the National Department of Health, in developing and implementing pharmaceutical policy, and through technical assistance with hands-on ground-support services.
Agile backing when it is required
We make every effort to solve pharmaceutical staffing needs at our supported sites, developing relationships, training, and capacity building with pharmacy personnel.
Developing training programs for staff of the future
Hand in hand with the Department of Health, Right to Care has successfully developed and implemented a training programme for pharmacist assistants. All programme instructors are registered with the South African Pharmacy Council.
Supply chain management
Working with other NGO’s and the provincial pharmacy depots, Right to Care Health Services provides technical supply-chain assistance and guidance with pharmacy practice and regulatory standards compliance. Special priority is given to enable access to ARV’s and related medication.
To reduce the burden on clinics we have successfully implemented a patient down-referred strategy. Patients are provided with medication in the private sector at their own convenience.
Safety through surveillance and control
We provide technical assistance for pharmacovigilance activities that deal with key safety priorities in HIV and TB programme implementation (through participation in the South African National AIDS Council Treatment Technical Task Team). We supported the development of active cohort safety surveillance processes.
While making sure current medication is monitored, we support the Medicines Control Council in the registration and regulation of medicines and clinical trials where activities include developing regulatory strategies for new drug technologies, fixed dose combination products and biomedical prevention for clinical trials.