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‘How can digital health support national pharmaceutical care delivery?’ A regional and global assessment of priorities and challenges in the African region
Substandard and falsified medicines, along with a lack of adherence to medication regimens, pose a threat to public health worldwide. It is possible to deliver pharmaceutical care services that address these challenges using digital healthcare techniques and approaches. Globally, digital health faces many challenges and concerns, despite its potential to impact pharmaceutical care.
FIP and the Global Pharmaceutical Observatory are launching a new needs assessment programme entitled "How can digital health support national pharmaceutical care delivery? A regional and global assessment of priorities and challenges", with an emphasis on medication adherence and fighting SF medicines.
This regional and global needs assessment programme will include a series of six regional events, culminating in a private global roundtable and a summary report.
In this regional event we will facilitate a regional discussion about ongoing digital health interventions or solutions that detect, report, and act against false or substandard medicines, and how to facilitate patient adherence, as well as the challenges leadership bodies and nations face in implementing digital health solutions in pharmaceutical care delivery in Africa.
-Prosper Hiag, President, African Pharmaceutical Forum, Cameroon
-Anyango Esther, FIP - YPG Early Career Regional Supporter Africa Health Business (AHB), Kenya
-Farah Aqqad, FIP Regional Engagement, Support and Development Manager, Jordan
-KWABENA ASANTE OFFEI, Vice-President Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH), Ghana
-Vigil Edward Prah-Ashun, Head of Intelligence Food and Drugs Authority, Ghana
-Redouane Soualmi, Secretary general Algerian Pharmaceutical Federation, Algeria
-Brent Sin Hidge, Hospital Pharmacist / Project Co-ordinator Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
-Mariet J Eksteen, Professional Development and Support Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa, South Africa