• National Standard Treatment Guidelines were found in 65% of the facilities
• Essential Drugs List of Uganda (EDLU) was found in 25% of the facilities - in a similar survey14 the EDLU was found in 80.3% of the facilities surveyed in 1993
• However the median percentage drugs prescribed that were on the Essential Drugs List of Uganda (EDLU) was found to be 93.5% (previously reported indicator)
14 See Annex 2 for more detail
The Ministry of Health should ensure that the Uganda Clinical Guidelines (the replacement for the old National Standard Treatment Guidelines) and the EDLU are disseminated and distributed to all health facilities and that health staff are trained in their correct use.