Archive Curriculum

“Continuing Pharmaceutical Education: Guide to Establishing Quality Assured and Accredited Programs”

“Continuing Pharmaceutical Education: Guide to Establishing Quality Assured and Accredited Programs” aims to establish and/or improve systems for the quality assurance and accreditation of continuing education/continuing professional development (CE/CPD) activities. The document outlines the rationale and framework for establishing CE/CPD programs, as well as the necessary elements for these programs to be effective, including: 1) … Read more

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University of Kinshasa unveils DRC’s first-ever strategic plan for pharmacist training

On June 10, 2015, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (FOPS) of the University of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) officially presented its first-ever strategic plan to the Ministry of Higher Education. The strategic plan lays out a FOPS curriculum for the 2016-2020 period, and was developed with the technical and financial assistance … Read more

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Capacity building strategies to improve efficient use of existing resources: The South African experience

The efficient use of existing resources is an essential component of a sustainable and resilient pharmaceutical system. SIAPS-South Africa has used various capacity-building strategies to improve the decision-making process in the selection of cost-effective and affordable medicines for the public sector, and to promote the monitoring and analysis of pharmaceutical expenditure. To that effect, SIAPS-South … Read more

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Incorporating RxSolution into Pre-service Instruction on Medicines Supply Management in South Africa

By Bright Phiri, SIAPS Communications Officer; Katelyn Payne, SIAPS Project Associate; and Susan Putter, SIAPS Principal Technical Advisor A serious deficit of pharmacy support personnel in South Africa has highlighted the need to create new career opportunities in the field of pharmaceutical services provision. According to the South African Pharmacy Council, there are approximately 14,213 … Read more

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Namibia’s First School of Pharmacy: From Creation to Graduation

On April 24, 2015, the first class of students graduated from the B.Pharm program at the University of Namibia (UNAM)–the first and only pharmacy degree program in the country. With the help of the USAID-funded SIAPS program, the Namibian Ministry of Health and Human Services was able to conceive, establish, and encourage enrollment in the B.Pharm … Read more

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Recommendations for Advancing Pharmacy Education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The primary purposes of the ACPE consultative visit were— – To review the curriculum for pharmacy education of the FOPS, University of Kinshasa – To develop a “road map” for updating and implementing a revised curriculum that meets international standards and prepares pharmacists who can better address public health priorities of the DRC

SIAPS Launches Accreditation of School of Pharmacy in DRC

The five-year, USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) officially launched an initiative to evaluate the curriculum of the University of Kinshasa’s School of Pharmacy in order to assist the School in meeting international standards in pharmacy education for accreditation purposes. Joining SIAPS/DRC at the … Read more

Reforming Preservice Curriculum for Effective Training

Preservice curriculum reform is a cost-effective and sustainable intervention that leads to broader health system strengthening. It provides students with a critical foundation of knowledge and skills and develops their competency to practice in the real world. Effective preservice training reduces the need for future large-scale and expensive in-service trainings. Based on SIAPS’ and its … Read more

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