SAAPI position and Status: SAAPI is a sector of PSSA and integral to the Pharmacy Profession. SAAPI is part of the Management Structure of PSSA as SAAPI's president is one of the four sector Vice-Presidents of PSSA. The Executive Director of SAAPI is also a member of the PSSA National Executive Committee (NEC) and further also participate at the PSSA Director's Meeting.
SAAPI's focus on the young SAAPI members as the next generative leadership development drive. Young Pharmacist members in Industry under the age of 35 years are invited to this group. Walter an EXCO elected member of SAAPI is leading this initiative. Two young Pharmacist Kasango and Hilton have been appointed co-opted members for the 2018/9 term of SAAPI Exco.
PSSA presented in June a successful 2018 Conference in Birchwood. An array of relevant topics were presented over the two day conference. Of particular interest were areas pertaining the NHI, where the National Department of Treasury presented insights into the financial frameworks; Antibiotic Multi-drug Resistance (AMR) and antibiotic stewardship, an international and national perspective and the positive role of pharmacists to address the global challenge.
The new Exco were voted in at the AGM that was held on the 31 May 2018 The new Executive Committee for 2018/2019, is as follows: Carin Archibald Leanne Blumenthal Tammy Chetty Adele Fourie Thiresen Govender Godfrey Keele (Vice President) Christine Letsoalo Walter Mbatha Douglas Oliver (President) Gina Partridge Thavashini Pather Lynette Terblanche (Treasurer) As is allowed by the SAAPI Constitution, we would also like to welcome Hilton Stevens and Kasongo…