November 2015, the CPA’s President attended the Peoples’ Forum prior to the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Malta. He delivered a presentation entitled ‘Pharmacy and the Social Model of Care’ at a satellite session, hosted by the Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA) in collaboration with the Malta Medical Association.
Strengthened relations with the CMA. Presentation was well received, and as a result the CMA president invited the CPA to hold a joint session in Sri Lanka at the CMA conference in October. Demonstrated from the top the value pharmacists add to the healthcare team – a key message to deliver on behalf of our members to healthcare communities and government ministers in countries where this is not widely recognized.