EPTRI has developed a questionnaire to quantify children’s experience with taking various pharmaceutical formulations, that is now available in Hausa, an African language. Considering the issue of the shortage of paediatric formulations, EPTRI decided to investigate which formulations can better suit paediatric patients living in African resource-limited settings in order to turn a spotlight also on their needs and to influence formulation developers and industry work.
This survey is aimed at all children / teenagers up to the age of 18 and has the aim of assessing how much children like the medicines they take and how they would like them to be. The survey is available at this link and can be filled both in English and in Hausa.
The Hausa translation has been developed thanks to the kind contribution and support of Hafsat Rufai Ahmad, Associate Professor Paediatric Haematology/Oncology at the Ahmadu Bello University (Zaria, Nigeria) Chief Consultant at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital and Aliyu Mande, Health Information Management officer and Community Mobilizer at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (Zaria, Nigeria).
The survey is currently available also in other 9 languages for 10 countries at this link: Albania, Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, Romania, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK and USA.