Invitation: Pharmaceutical Public Health Webinar Series
We are excited to invite you to our upcoming Pharmaceutical Public Health Webinar Series, where we will be discussing the latest advancements and challenges in promoting global health through the lens of pharmaceutical public health.
These webinars aim to foster insightful discussions and exchange ideas among researchers, public health professionals, policymakers, students and practicing healthcare professionals.
We look forward to your presence and active participation in this important event.
We sincerely hope you’ll be able to attend and engage in the vibrant discussions that will shape the future of pharmaceutical public health.
To join this webinar series, simply mark your calendar for the specified date and time. No registration is required, and there are no fees involved – the event is free to all interested participants.
Medicine use: Policy and practice
Thursday, 24 August @ 18:30 – Mrs Yasmina Johnson and Dr Onyine Akunne
Yasmina is a Pharmaceutical Policy Specialist working in Medicine Management, Laboratory and Blood Services Support, Western Cape Government Health & Wellness
Develop, co-ordinate, and monitor medicine use policies to promote the effective, safe and rational use of medicines. She is also the Secretariat of the Provincial AMS Committee, Provincial Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Provincial Medicine Use Evaluation Committee.
Onyinye Akunne is a research fellow at the University of the Western Cape School of Public Health. She completed her PhD at the School of Pharmacy at the University of the Western Cape. Her research focuses on the efficacy and effectiveness of medicines in special populations using innovative techniques.
Antimicrobial Stewardship for rational use of medicines
Thursday, 21 September @ 18:30 – Prof Renier Coetzee an Dr Nondumiso Ncube
Nondumiso BQ Ginindza-Ncube is a public health specialist with an interest in the rational/appropriate use of medicines. She started off as a pharmacist and has worked in retail, wholesale, and hospital pharmacy. She currently is supporting the establishment of a surveillance system for antimicrobial use, consumption, and resistance (AMU, AMC, AMR) in Eswatini and is also a research fellow at SOPH, UWC.
Renier is an associate professor at the School of Public Health (University of the Western Cape). As a pharmacist, educator and researcher, he is dedicated to studying and addressing the pressing issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in primary healthcare and communities. Throughout his research and teaching, he is trying to understand the prevalence, patterns, and drivers of AMR in primary healthcare settings and community environments. In collaboration with various stakeholders, he aims to develop and evaluate interventions aimed at promoting appropriate antimicrobial use and combating resistance. Through collaborations with healthcare providers and community organizations, he has implemented educational programs and interventions to raise awareness about responsible antibiotic use and infection prevention.
Quality of Medicines
Thursday, 19 October @18:30 – Prof Raffaella Ravinetto
Raffaella is currently an associate professor at the Public Health Department of the Institute of Tropical Medicines (ITM), in charge of a research unit in pharmaceutical public health. She is the chairperson of the ITM Institutional Review Board; the chairperson of the MSF Ethics Review Board; an extraordinary professor at the School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, South Africa; and a senior editor of BMC Medical Ethics. Her main areas of interest include pharmaceutical policies and access to quality-assured medical products, with a particular focus on the context of low- and middle-income countries; and research ethics, particularly in relation to resource-constrained settings and vulnerable populations. She was president of MSF Italy from 2007 to 2011.