Pharmacy Week forms part of the official Health calendar.
There’s no doubt about it. Pharmacists in all sectors make a valuable contribution to the health and wellbeing of the people of South Africa. From the pharmacist working in industry to provide the medicines that treat illness to those pharmacists who make sure that patients in institutional settings and in the community receive the most benefit from their medicines, their involvement helps people to achieve and maintain health, which improves their quality of life. And without the academic institutions that train pharmacists, this wouldn’t be possible.
So September is the time that we celebrate the work that pharmacists do. We bring it to the attention of the public, informing and reminding them of what we offer on a daily basis.