Eminence Community Pharmacy Project (ECPP)
In developing countries pharmacies are everywhere, a ready source of medicines available on every street corner. Bangladesh is no exception and Pharmacists are therefore the most highly accessible members of the primary health care team. Community pharmacies are visited by both people who are sick and people who are in good health. Therefore community pharmacies have a potential for health promotion, service delivery and disease prevention. Thus Eminence has initiated to implement a project using the pharmacies for providing heath services in every nooks and corners of the country. The goal of the project is to actively engage community pharmacist to provide health services beside selling drugs through methodological intervention and enhance the drug/medication compliance of the population living in that community.
Currently the project is at its piloting stage where it is on the process of being implemented in nine (9) unions of three (3) upazilas under one district, covering one division of Bangladesh, where approximately 62 pharmacies (one pharmacy for every 2 villages) is covered from 124 villages. Total number of 155000 populations is covered in the first phase. From branding perspective all pharmacies are being branded with a unified billboard.
The program follows pharmacy based intervention approach to ensure the achievement of the objectives. The program includes five different type of models - i) Child health and nutrition model (CHNM) ii) Maternal health and nutrition model (MHNM) iii) Family planning and reproductive health model (FPRHM) iv) Chronic diseases prevention, detection and management model (NCDM) and v) Basic service model (BSM).