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Title:The Intertwining of Formal and Informal Medicine Distribution in South Cameroon
Author:Geest, Sjaak V.D.
Periodical:Canadian Journal of African Studies
Geographic term:Cameroon
Subjects:medicinal drugs
Economics and Trade
Health and Nutrition
Abstract:Medicine distribution in the third world is not subject to the controls which exist in the West. The author describes the informal system of medicine distribution in Cameroon. He emphasizes that this informal trade is closely connected to the formal institutions of drug distribution. After a short discussion of the research methodology and a presentation of the research area, he describes the formal and informal sectors of medicine distribution. Then he discusses the products which are distributed by the informal sector and the way it caters to the needs of the population. Finally, he shows that the formal and informal sectors are interwoven. An abbreviated Dutch version of this article appeared in 'Gezondheid en Samenleving' 1983. - Bibliogr., notes, sum. in French.