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Ethiopia Audit

ETHIOPIA PHARMACEUTICAL SALES MONITOR

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INTRODUCTION:

THE (EthPSM) IS A QUARTERLY PUBLICATION DESIGNED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE QUANTITATIVE SALES OF PHARMACEUTICALS IN ETHIOPIA (PRIVATE SECTOR).

THIS STUDY PROVIDES INFORMATION ON THE ACTIVITY OF PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES AND SERVES AS A STATISTICAL TOOL OF ASSESSMENT OF SALES.

OBJECTIVE:

TO PROVIDE THE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES OPERATING IN ETHIOPIA WITH AN ACCURATE TOOL BY WHICH TO MEASURE THEIR SALES AND THE SALES OF THEIR COMPETITORS, ON A REGULAR BASIS.

 

METHODOLOGY:

  1. SALES DATA IS COLLECTED DIRECTLY FROM THE MANUFACTURERS, AGENTS AND DISTRIBUTORS WORKING IN ETHIOPIA AND THEIR FIGURES INSERTED INTO THE STUDY.
  1. A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF 340 OUTLETS (60 PHARMACIES, 160 DRUG SHOPS AND 120 RURAL DRUG VENDORS) THROUGHOUT ETHIOPIA ARE VISITED ON A QUARTERLY BASIS, AND THEIR PURCHASES OF PRODUCTS RECORDED.

THE DATA IS THEN CODED AND PROCESSED BY A COMPUTER PROGRAM. DURING THIS PROCESS STRICT QUALITY CONTROL MEASURES ARE APPLIED. AT THE FINAL STAGE THE DATA IS ANALYZED AND THEN PROJECTED TO THE NATIONAL LEVEL.

 

SELECTION OF PANEL PHARMACIES:

THE BASIS AND CRITERIA OF SELECTION WERE AS FOLLOWS:

  • PHARMACIES, DRUG SHOPS AND RURAL DRUG VENDORS IN ETHIOPIA WERE CATEGORIZED ACCORDING TO THEIR DAILY TURNOVER.
  • THE WEIGHTED AVERAGE OF EACH GROUP WAS CALCULATED AND SEPARATE PROJECTION FACTORS DETERMINED.
  • THE REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF PHARMACIES, DRUG SHOPS AND RURAL DRUG VENDORS IN ETHIOPIA WERE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.

 

CALCULATION OF VALUES:

THE PHARMACY PRICE IS THE PRICE LEVEL USED TO CALCULATE THE BIRR VALUE.

THE PHARMACY PURCHASE PRICE IS THE PRINTED UNIT APPEARING NEXT TO EACH PRODUCT.

 

UNIVERSE VS PANEL

S/N REGION PHARMACIES DRUG STORES (SHOPS) RURAL DRUG VENDORS
UNIVERSE SAMPLE UNIVERSE SAMPLE UNIVERSE SAMPLE
1 TIGRAY 12 2 201 17 178 8
2 AFAR 0 0 41 3 40 2
3 AMHARA 101 8 779 41 695 33
4 OROMIA 134 10 745 40 201 11
5 SOMALI 21 3 225 17 918 41
6 BEN-GUMZ 5 0 9 0 301 15
7 SNNPR 35 4 196 15 39 2
8 GAMBELLA 4 0 9 0 363 8
9 HARARI 10 0 33 0 31 0
10 ADDIS ABABA 450 33 360 27 1 0
11 DIRE DAWA 19 0 31 0 1 0
NATIONAL 791 60 2629 160 2768 120