World Pharmacists Day 25th September 2017

World Pharmacists Day
25th September 2017

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Empowering pharmacists to improve health and wellbeing throughout the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth encompasses some of the world’s poorest nations. The CPA advances health, promotes wellbeing and improves education for the benefit of the people of the Commonwealth. We support the development of safe and effective systems of medicines management, healthier lifestyles, and the reduction of health inequalities. We achieve this through building strong collaborative networks, partnering with member organizations to improve the quality of pharmacy practice and creating platforms for the dissemination of knowledge about pharmaceutical sciences and professional practice.

World Pharmacists Day - 25th September 2017

This World Pharmacy Day we remember our colleagues in the Commonwealth who have provided care in the face of adversity following recent natural disasters

This year, World Pharmacists Day was celebrated on Monday 25th September. Pharmacists across the globe will held activities to promote and support the role of the pharmacist in improving the health and wellbeing of populations. The theme this year “From research to healthcare: Your pharmacist is at your service” reflects the various contributions the profession makes to health, not only in community and hospital pharmacies, but recognising the health issues of populations and developing medicines, policies and education to tackle them.

Following the recent disasters in Commonwealth countries, including the hurricanes in the Caribbean, landslides in Bangladesh and flooding in India, we remember our colleagues who have been providing care to their communities in the face of much adversity.

This is a very prominent reminder of how we need to be prepared for disasters should they strike in our own communities. We have made available a video of our recent congress presentation on refugee health and disaster management as a resource for all for the month of October.

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We have made available our recent symposium 'Healthcare in crisis: a focus on refugees'

Answer our questionnaire and receive a CPD certificate.

Multiple choice questions for your CPD certificate

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Keen to share your pharmaceutical skills and expertise to create a better world?

Interested in how YOU can contribute to improve health and well being in resource-poor settings?

The Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA) supports the profession to improve the health and well being of populations in lower middle-income countries throughout the Commonwealth.

As official collaborators with the Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) this year for their annual conference, we have united under a shared vision to see more pharmacists represented in Health Partnerships as part of the multidisciplinary team.

Join us on 25th Oct, day 3 of the THET conference to learn how YOU can make a difference and talk to us about being involved with our work!

Registrations are filling fast: www.thetconference.org

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Join now to watch our first AMR Webinar!

On Thursday 13th July 2017, Dr. Diane Ashiru-Oredope (CPA Advisor and Pharmacist Lead, AMR Programme, Public Health England) joined our Executive Director Victoria Rutter to host our very successful first AMR webinar.

Representatives from Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Rwanda, Nepal, Trinidad & Tobago and Sierra Leone contributed to a very informative and interesting discussion around how pharmacists have been involved in tackling AMR in their own countries.

Available to all CPA members, all you have to do is sign in. if you are not already a member register your CPA membership now to watch the webinar and receive your certificate of attendance.

Our work in the Commonwealth

CPA/PSA Conference, 28-30 July 2017

CPA/PSA Conference, 28-30 July 2017

The Commonwealth Pharmacists Association collaborated with the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia to host the CPA Conference in July 2017.

 

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68th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, 16th-18th December 2016

68th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, 16th-18th December 2016

The CPA hosted a seminar at the IPA Annual Conference, 16th-18th December 2016.

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The Commonwealth Medics Association, 24th Triennial Conference - Sri Lanka, October 2016

The Commonwealth Medics Association, 24th Triennial Conference - Sri Lanka, October 2016

The CPA hosted a symposium in partnership with the Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka (PSSL) and Collaboration of Australians and Sri Lankans in Pharmacy Practice, Education and Researc...

The Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting (CHMM)

The Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting (CHMM)

Each year the CPA attends the Commonwealth Health Minister Meeting in Geneva. This year the theme was Health Security and Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

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Commonwealth Pharmacists’ Association Conference held in Nassau, Bahamas in August 2013

Commonwealth Pharmacists’ Association Conference held in Nassau, Bahamas in August 2013

The 12th Conference of the Commonwealth Pharmacists’ Association (CPA) took place in Nassau, Bahamas from 11th to 18th August 2013 and was attended by delegates from 42 countries. It wa...

Commonwealth Pharmacists’ Association Conference held in Durban, South Africa in July 2011

The theme of the 2011 CPA conference in Durban, South Africa was ‘Pharmacy – versatile, responsive, aware’. The outcome of the conference was the ‘Durban Declarati...

St Lucia, West Indies - Symposium on 'Pharmacists to meet the challenge of supporting persons with disabilities'

An Interactive Symposium attended by 120 health care professionals and representatives of disability organisations was organised by the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association and the Caribb...

Commonwealth Pharmacists’ Association Conference held in Accra, Ghana in July 2009

‘Managing Threats and Crises – the vital role of pharmacy in an unstable world’ was the theme of the 2009 CPA conference which was held in Ghana. The Accra Communiqué w...

Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, November 2015 - Malta

November 2015, the CPA’s President attended the Peoples’ Forum prior to the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Malta. He delivered a presentati...

CPA-PSA Conference – Sydney, Australia - 'Leading Pharmacy Innovation'

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