71st WHO Regional Committee for Africa

The Seventy-first session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa is expected to be held in a virtual format from 24 to 26 August 2021. The virtual session will be held under Special procedures for the conduct of the virtual session of the Regional Committee for Africa.

IPSF AfRO is very pleased to be participating in the 71st Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa is being held virtually from 24 to 26 August 2021.

We are proudly represented by Mr Yaw A. Mfoafo (Chairperson), Mr Noah Sesay (Regional Projects Officer) and Ms Danielle A. Ofori (Regional Relations Officer).

Follow the live streams available on the WHO AFRO Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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Inter-Regional PPAC Poster Competition: World Pharmacists Day 2021

To celebrate World Pharmacist Day (WPD), IPSF is inviting you to participate in our Inter-Regional PPAC Poster Competition. The theme for this year competition is The History of Pharmacy.

Through this competition, you will be able to express your creativity in creating posters about the history of pharmacy. In hopes that it will Recognize the past of our pharmacy profession to successfully set goals as a pharmacy student/graduate.

For more information about this competition please refer to the Call for Participants.

Registration form: https://t.co/Gx1kc7G10M

The deadline for the submission will be on the 5th September 2021 23:59 GMT+0.

Call for Contribution: AfRO Corner eMagazine Issue 2

The AfRO Corner e-Magazine is an annual publication that showcases the creativity and writing prowess of African Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science students. The deadline for submissions of contributions for the AfRO Corner e-Magazine has been extended to 31st August 2021. We accept health and fitness articles, artworks, poems, essays, short stories and SEP & AfPS testimonials. For easier contributions, kindly fill in the form: bit.ly/afrocornercontribution.

Contact the editorial team via [email protected] in case you have any questions.

IPSF AfRO/PARO-FIP Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Hackathon: Training Workshop

Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) is the concept of human rights applied to sexuality and reproduction. It is a combination of four fields that are treated as separate but are inherently intertwined, which include sexual health, sexual rights, reproductive health and reproductive rights. This includes those rights to equitable quality sexual health information and cares that adolescents, women, and sexual minorities need. A hackathon is an event of any duration where people come together to solve problems. With a background from tech challenges or solution building marathons, other fields have employed this concept to create competitive environments where solutions to everyday problems can be demystified or ‘hacked’. The healthcare field has not been exempt from this idea of creative problem solving for health-related issues. Our session on Sunday, August 15th 4:00 - 5:00 pm GMT+0 will be titled Advancing on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, Regional Experiences from Latin American and Caribbean Region.

Call for IPSF AfRO Subcommittees 2020-21

We hereby announce the call for applications into IPSF AfRO Regional Office Subcommittee 2021|22.

These Regional Subcommittee portfolios present excellent opportunities for individuals to get involved with the Regional Office. It requires little travelling, but it is recommended you attend the 10th IPSF African Pharmaceutical Symposium (AfPS) 2022 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and that you attend your subcommittee meetings if one is programmed.

Kindly fill your nomination form  and submit a confirmatory letter of membership from your association contact person (CP) here: https://bit.ly/SubcommitteeApplicationForm

Here is the call document:
• English Call Document:

• French Call Document:

All submissions must be done not later than, Tuesday, 31st August 2021, 23:59 PM GMT+0.

For further clarification please contact ([email protected]) or any member of the Regional Working Group.

Best Wishes and Goodluck!

IPSF AfRO History Book: Call for Testimonials

This is the final call for testimonials from past Regional Working Group (RWG) and member associations. The essence of this is to provide a reference point for the future of our region.

The deadline for submission is the 25th of August, 2021.

Responses should be submitted HERE.

For further clarifications, feel free to contact([email protected]).

We anticipate your responses.