March 22nd, 2020
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.
Dr Rao Vadlamudi
Dear Colleagues and friends,
I am writing to you to offer my encouragement and support in the coming months ahead. We are living in unprecedented times amidst the worst global health crisis we have seen in any of our own life times. Many pharmacists will be front line staff in this crisis and provide care to the populations affected by the Covid-19 pandemic either directly or indirectly by providing reassurance, advice and helping to protect our vulnerable. Some of you will be asked to fulfill roles above and beyond your normal lines of duty and many of us will be living and working in difficult circumstances, juggling our professional and family commitments. Your efforts and contributions to tackling this major global health threat do not go unrecognized.
We are not alone and we stand with our pharmacy colleagues and the wider health workforce throughout the Commonwealth with the aim of protecting and saving lives. We hope our organization will be able to act as a network of support during the challenging days, weeks and months ahead.
Wishing you and your loved one’s health and safety for the journey ahead.
Dr. Rao V.S.V. Vadlamudi
Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA)
The PharmAid scheme is our charitable initiative where older versions of the British National Formularies (BNFs) are redistributed to low and middle income countries each year. Without this scheme, some of the poorest nations in the world would not have access to reliable medicines information and would be unable to use medicines in a safe and effective way. PharmAid gives healthcare workers vital access to medicines information they would otherwise be lacking.Find out more
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