Message From the Chairperson
On behalf of the members of the PSSA KZNCB (KZN PSSA) Committee and the Branch Director, I would like to wish all our members well, over the holiday season, and to those celebrating Christmas, I wish you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas. May you be granted peace, joy and happiness.
Mr Mahendra Naidoo, Chairperson
PHARMACY MONTH SEPTEMBER 2023
The Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Coastal Branch
We, the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Coastal Branch, also known as KZN PSSA, strive to follow the motto displayed in the scroll at the base of the emblem of the PSSA, “Pro Salute et Valetudine Populi” which translated into English means “For the health and welfare of the people”. We also pay homage to where we came from. At our new premises in Westway Park, we have a collection of pharmacy artefacts and memorabilia.
KZN PSSA Coastal Branch
We support and strengthen our sectors. A strong pharmaceutical profession is the linchpin of healthcare.
- SAACP KZNCB
- SAAHIP KZNCB
- ACADEMY KZNCB
- SAAPI KZNCB
We will also be honouring our members with the following awards, the criteria of which will be published soon:
- Distinguished Community Pharmacist of the Year
- Distinguished Hospital Pharmacist of the Year
- Distinguished Academic Pharmacist of the Year
- Distinguished Industry Pharmacist of the Year
Director of the PSSA KZN Coastal Branch
B. Pharm (UDW), MBL(UNISA), DBL(UNISA)
PSSA KZN Sectors
The different sectors are the pillars on which PSSA KZN Coastal Branch stands.
The South African Association of Community Pharmacists (SAACP) is a sector body of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA). We are mandated to promote the interests of Community Pharmacists who are members of the PSSA and focus on building a united profession to better fulfil our professional role in the community pharmacy practice space.
SAAHIP is an acronym for the South African Association of Hospital and Institutional Pharmacists. As a sector of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA), SAAHIP has the following as its objectives: To promote the professional, educational and economic interests of the members of the Association and of the pharmaceutical profession, with specific emphasis on pharmacists active in the practice of hospital and institutional pharmacy.
Established in 1979, the Academy caters for the needs of pharmacists and non-pharmacists involved in any sphere of pharmacy. The criteria for membership of the Academy are that members shall through active involvement or through an interest in: education; research and development; production; control or marketing of medicines or; community or hospital practice of pharmacy, contribute to the pharmaceutical sciences and technology and the professional practice of pharmacy.
SAAPI, the South African Association for Pharmacist in Industry is a sector of Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA), and a not-for-profit association serving its Members by providing scientific, technical and regulatory skills development and guiding policy and scientific matters through the pharmaceutical lifecycle.
The PSSA has become aware of the fact that many of its members are unaware of much of the work done in the offices of the PSSA. We thought it might be useful to highlight some of the important activities that are carried out in the interests of its members.
Make the most of your membership. We hope that we have reminded you of what the PSSA does for you. We urge you to participate actively in your branch or sector, or even at national level.
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