An in vitro study of the quality of essential drugs available on the rwandan market
par Pierre Claver KAYUMBA
Ghent Université (Belgium) - MPharm 2003
FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
LABORATORY OF PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY
Academic year 2002-2003
AN IN VITRO STUDY OF THE QUALITY OF ESSENTIAL DRUGS AVAILABLE ON THE RWANDAN MARKET
Thesis submitted to Ghent University, Belgium, in partial fulfilment of the
requirements for the degree of Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences (M. Pharm)
Pierre Claver KAYUMBA (B. Pharm.)
Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Department of Pharmacy, National University of Rwanda, Butare-Rwanda.
Prof. Dr. Apr. J.P. REMON
Prof. Dr. Apr. C. VERVAET
This work is dedicated to my lovely wife Verdiane and to our beloved children Audrey, Gabin and Jean Marc, for their love, patience, understanding and care.
At the end of this thesis, I would like to express my gratitude to the government of Rwanda (GOR) for the provision of a scholarship to support my studies in Belgium.
I wish to thank Prof.Dr. J.P. Remon, for accepting me in his laboratory and promoting this work. His encouragement, inspiration and moral support were very important in the accomplishment of this work.
I am also grateful to Prof.Dr. C. Vervaet for his advice and support towards the realisation of this work.
My appreciation goes to Prof.Dr. W. Baeyens and Prof.Dr. J. Demeester for their lectures, which were very useful in my research work.
Thanks to Pharm. D. Ameye for his guidance and assistance in the various analytical methods.
I am grateful to Dr. J.D. Ntawukuliryayo for his advice, kindness and sympathy in carrying out my study.
My gratitude goes to Pharm. E. Bienvenu for his critical comments, which contributed to the final form of this thesis.
My sincere thanks to the Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology for their hospitality and support. Especially, I thank D. Tensy, M. De Meyer, K. Wullaert, and B. Vandenbussche for their invaluable assistance.
I wish to thank my colleagues, master students A. Dukic, A. Eltraplsi and K. W. Mwamwitwa for their useful moral and technical support, advices and suggestions in the realisation of this work.
I extend special thanks to my wife Verdiane, my daughter Audrey, my sons Gabin and Jean Marc, for their love, courage, patience and understanding that made ever possible the realisation of this work.
Thanks to all Rwandan people resident in Ghent or Brussels, who have contributed to this thesis in many different ways.
Pierre Claver KAYUMBA