Wanted: Funds to computerize a pharmacy in Kigali, Rwanda

April 1, 2008

A New York pharmacist who heads up a nonprofit group is appealing for funds to computerize a pharmacy in Rwanda.

Prescription For Hope (PFH), a nonprofit group designed to help developing countries set up computerized pharmacies to treat HIV patients, has received a request to update a pharmacy in Rwanda. The Women's Equity in Access to Care and Treatment (WE-ACTx) has asked Joel Zive, Pharm.D., the principal behind PFH, to computerize its Icyuzuzo Clinic near Kigali, Africa. Offering computer assistance to the clinic will improve its ability to fill prescriptions quickly and accurately and to proactively monitor all patients on antiretroviral therapy. Zive, who works out of Zive Pharmacy and Surgical in the Bronx, N.Y., had previously set up a www.rxforhope.org.

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