CPA Virtual Tour 2020
The CPA 50th Anniversary Virtual Tour
The CPA celebrates its 50th anniversary with a virtual tour around the Commonwealth. During 2020, we met virtually with our members and spoke about pharmacy in their country and pharmacy development and progression in the coming months. We’ve captured a short summary on each of our visits below.
Insightful and interesting discussions around how the CPA can help support Rwanda Community Pharmacists Union progress on their top priorities for pharmacy in Rwanda in education, collaboration and advocacy work.
We spoke with Orrin Jolly, Pharmaceutical Association of Dominica, about the fantastic work being done by pharmacists in Dominica and discussed collaborative action to empower pharmacists to improve health across Commonwealth.
It was an honour to talk with Chiluba Mwila and Moses Mukosha, Pharmaceutical Society of Zambia, about the fantastic work being done by pharmacists and discuss collaborative action to empower pharmacists across the Commonwealth.
Wonderful to talk with Anthony Kester Cyrus, Grenada Association of Pharmacists, about implementation of internships for pharmacists, exciting pharmacy plans and potential collaborative projects with the CPA.
We had the honour to talk with Rao V. S. V. Vadlamudi, Indian Pharmaceutical Association, about the fantastic work being done by pharmacists in India and discuss collaborative action to empower pharmacists across the Commonwealth.
We were impressed at how Njei Moses, Pharmaceutical Society of Cameroon, described how pharmacy are overcoming challenges to ensure pharmacists in Cameroon continue to deliver healthcare services.
We had the honour to talk with Syed Khalid Saeed Bukhari, Pakistan Pharmacists Association, about expanding roles of pharmacists in Pakistan.
It was an honour to talk with Wandile Mkhatshwa, President at Eswatini Pharmacy Association, about the future aspirations of pharmacy in Eswatini and discuss collaborative action to empower pharmacists across the Commonwealth.
Fantastic to hear from Mary-Ann Ciappara, Malta Chamber of Pharmacists, about the development of Pharmacy of Patient’s Choice (POYC) digital health initiative and how this has supported access to medicines during COVID-19.
It was great to speak with Yvonne Esseku and Dennis Sena Awitty from the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana. Great insights into how pharmacy specialist areas can be developed and underpinned by pharmacist mentorship programmes to improve healthcare for all.
We caught up with Eugene Conteh, Pharmaceutical Society of Sierra Leone, and learned about plans to improve pharmacy practice across hospital pharmacy and community pharmacy.
We spoke with Glen Doucet and the team from the Canadian Pharmacists Association and heard about their fantastic COVID-19 response work to support pharmacists and the pharmacy profession.
We catch up with Wong Wai See, from the Department of Pharmacy at the Ministry of Health. The Pharmacy Board are making exceptional progress for pharmacists, with the first cohort of local pharmacy graduates this year.
It was a pleasure to speak with James William and Winnie Nambatya from the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda. Sharing great examples of fantastic pharmacy work that has increased opportunities for pharmacists and improved healthcare for all.
We catch up with Lebogang Koitsiwe, President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Botswana. Pharmacy practice and communications in Botswana is growing and we learn pharmacists response to COVID-19 is admirable, something to share across the Commonwealth.
We caught up with Amrahi Buang and Nancy Ho from Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society. So many exciting pharmacy developments and plans to unite public and private sector pharmacists across hospital pharmacy and community pharmacy.
We were so impressed by Markieu Kaira and Omar Gaye’s, Pharmaceutical Society of The Gambia, talk about pharmacy progress. Pharmacists are the most regulated healthcare professionals in The Gambia, with an established Pharmacy Council and Society to regulate and develop pharmacists.
It was an honour to talk with Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa and Ejiro Foyibo, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, explaining what the society were doing to raise the profile of pharmacists as leaders in healthcare and we celebrated approval of the PharmD course.
Enock Foster, Pharmaceutical Society of Malawi, spoke about the exciting projects the society have planned for the future of pharmacy and pharmacists and future collaborative projects with the CPA.
Trinidad and Tobago
We had an amazing conversation with Junia Walcott, Pharmaceutical Society of Trinidad and Tobago. Wonderful to learn about the work being done by pharmacists and discuss ambition for more clinical roles to empower pharmacists.
Rishi Daby, Pharmaceutical Association of Mauritius, explored how pharmacists were offering clinical services. We’re thrilled to hear how pharmacy is leading the way to offer better services.
Wonderful to talk with Donna Daniel, Pharmacy Association of Saint Lucia, about how pharmacists have responded to COVID-19 by supporting doctors and making sure patients receive continuity of medications.
Inspiring discussion with Anri Hornsveld, Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa, about initiatives for pharmacists to initiate anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and prescribe in primary care to increase access to medicines and progress.
It was an honour to talk with Daniella Munene, CEO Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya, about the fantastic advocacy work being done by pharmacists especially working towards better regulation and building stronger clinical pharmacy practice.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
An honour to talk with Colicia Mingo and the team at Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Pharmacy Association Inc, about the fantastic work being done; amazing to hear about oncology services being delivered by pharmacists.
We had a wonderful conversation with Marina Thompson, Barbados Pharmacy Association, about upcoming plans for pharmacists and pharmacy service improvements.
A pleasure to talk with Dr Sakeena Hameem, Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka, about the progress made in the development of the pharmacy profession on the island, work supported by our collaboration with CASPPER (Collaboration of Australians and Sri Lankans for Pharmacy Practice, Education and Research).