Salut­ing the work of the Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal So­ci­ety

Jamaica Gleaner - - MESSAGE -

I JOIN with the Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal So­ci­ety of Ja­maica in cel­e­brat­ing Phar­macy Week 2016 with the theme be­ing: ‘Phar­ma­cists: Ad­vanc­ing Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals for a Health­ier You’. Phar­macy Week is a timely re­minder of the im­por­tant role of phar­ma­cists in health-care de­liv­ery all over the world through the vi­tal medicines and crit­i­cal in­for­ma­tion they pro­vide.

Healthy peo­ple con­tribut­ing to the de­vel­op­ment of their com­mu­ni­ties and na­tion is an ob­jec­tive we all strive to­wards. Phar­ma­cists are in­dis­pens­able in achiev­ing healthy peo­ple and na­tions for sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment. In in­sti­tu­tional set­tings, such as hos­pi­tals, phar­ma­cists are im­por­tant for the ad­vice they pro­vide not only to pa­tients, but also to doc­tors, nurses and other health-care pro­fes­sion­als.

As ex­perts in the com­po­si­tion of medicines and their in­ter­ac­tion, phar­ma­cists are vi­tal for pa­tient health and the over­all well­ness of per­sons all over the world.

As the Ja­maican na­tion seeks

to en­sure the health and well­be­ing of all our peo­ple, we take this op­por­tu­nity to salute all our phar­ma­cists for their work and con­tri­bu­tion to the well-be­ing of per­sons, fam­i­lies and the de­vel­op­ment of our com­mu­ni­ties and our coun­try. The in­sti­tu­tions and in­struc­tors re­spon­si­ble for the train­ing of phar­ma­cists in Ja­maica are also de­serv­ing of com­men­da­tion.

It is my hope that Phar­macy Week 2016 will be utilised by all to show ap­pre­ci­a­tion to this vi­tal pro­fes­sion, even as the phar­macy prac­ti­tion­ers take stock of their vo­ca­tion and chart pathways for con­tin­ued pro­fes­sional growth and de­vel­op­ment. Happy Phar­macy Week 2016. POR­TIA SIMP­SON MILLER ON, MP Leader of the Op­po­si­tion


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