|September is National Pharmacy Month 2018
Use Medicines Wisely.
|Pharmacy Month 2018 Artwork for download:
Flyer 1: English Afrikaans Sepedi Sesotho Tshwana
Flyer 2: English Xitsonga Tshivenda Zulu Xhosa
2018 Pharmacy Month Poster - English
2018 Pharmacy Month Poster - Afrikaans
2018 Pharmacy Month Poster - Sepedi
2018 Pharmacy Month Poster - Setswana
2018 Pharmacy Month Poster - Xitsonga
2018 Pharmacy Month Poster – TshiVenda
2018 Pharmacy Month Poster – Xhosa
2018 Pharmacy Month Poster – Zulu
The National Department of Health (NDoH), together with South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) and Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA) is proud to announce the theme for Pharmacy Month 2018 – Use Medicines Wisely. Pharmacy Month is a unique opportunity to market the pharmacy profession across the country, bringing together pharmacists from all sectors to communicate the value that our profession brings in the provision of quality healthcare.
This year’s theme of Use Medicines Wisely is aimed at educating the public regarding the importance of using medicine correctly to achieve quality healthcare results. There are five sub-themes to compliment the main theme: 1) Know your medicine; 2) Store your medicines correctly; 3) Travel safely with your medicines; and 4) Talk to your pharmacist.
The strategic focus of this year’s theme is to educate the public regarding the importance of using medicine wisely, as part of rational medicine use. Pharmacy Month also aims to raise public awareness of the vital role pharmacists can play in the community's healthcare and to improve communication between patients and pharmacists, strengthening health system effectiveness across the sectors of pharmacy practice. The campaign aims to contribute towards creating awareness about the importance of using medicines appropriately to maintaining a health community. The pharmacy profession is urged to use the month to promote pharmacy and visibly demonstrate the significant role the profession plays in the healthcare sector. Pharmacists are encouraged to disseminate material and actively engage with the public regarding Pharmacy Month, in order to meet the following objectives:
This year, an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Pharmacy Month intervention will take place nationwide. Council urges anyone interested in participating in administering a survey for this exciting study to please contact Ruth Lancaster on email@example.com for further information.
Council encourages pharmacists to tag and share social media messages sent on the Facebook pages of the NDoH, SAPC and PSSA, as well as to send short write-ups and images of Pharmacy Month interventions to Elmari.Venter@sapc.za.org, in order to be displayed in the e-Pharmaciae.
PHARMACY MONTH 2018 - TOWARDS QUALITY CARE TOGETHER!