Through a sustainable pharmaceutical systems strengthening approach, the SIAPS program shared experiences from Namibia, Ukraine, Vietnam, and South Africa through the following presentations, which aimed to illustrate multi-pronged interventions to address the global burden of disease.
SIAPS staff actively participated and presented at the 76th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is the global federation representing three million pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists worldwide. The 76th FIP World Congress devoted a week to pharmacists reducing the global burden of disease.
Jawid Ehsan from SPS program Afghanistan represented the Afghanistan Nationwide Pharmacists Association and actively participated in the pre-conference Council meeting, which is FIP’s highest organ. All national pharmaceutical associations are represented in the Council and have voting rights.
Jawid received a congress scholarship from the FIP foundation for education and research that enabled him to travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina and contribute to the proceedings. The FIP congress scholarship is awarded to pharmacists under the age of 35 years and includes an educational program with the leaders within the FIP Foundation.
The SIAPS program had three posters and one oral presentation at the FIP World Congress which was widely attended by over 1,500 pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, physicians and global health professionals from 93 countries. The congress discussed and shared experiences about the role of the pharmacy professional in relation to the theme, “Rising to the challenge: reducing the global burden of disease” and contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Konduri N, Lebega O. Analysis of medicines expenditure in Ukraine: Implications for rational selection. E9 Short oral presentation, Part 2a (Practice & Education) at the 76th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina. August 30, 2016.
Joshi MP, Kibuule D, Thuy Van PT, Phulu B, Naikaku E, Ludman M. Strengthening preservice pharmacy training on rational medicine use, antimicrobial resistance, and pharmacovigilance.
Bradley H, Ncube N, Coetzee R, Daames P, Birkett J, Alexander L, Mwanda Z, Laing R. Developing and implementing educational innovations to improve medicines use in sub-Saharan Africa.
Coetzee R, Johnson Y, Daames P, Rational medicines use: A medicine use evaluation of aspirin in the public healthcare sector of Western Cape Province, South Africa.