BHB helps DGDA develop an online database of model medicine shops and model pharmacies

DGDA is promoting its initiative to accredit retail medicine outlets as model medicine shops or model pharmacies. To receive accreditation certificates from the DGDA, the retail medicine shops must meet government standards. Till date, DGDA has recognised several thousand retail medicine shops in Bangladesh as model medicine shops (minimum floor space 120 square feet) or model pharmacies (minimum floor space 300 square feet). BHB’s technical adviser developed an online database of information on the model medicine shops/model pharmacies for DGDA’s use. The database is accessible from DGDA’s web portal at URLs: and