Call for AfRO Bloggers 2021-2022

Are you a writer, storyteller or poet? IPSF-AfRO is pleased to announce to you an opportunity to showcase your creative writing skills as a blogger working under the AfRO Bloggers Group.

The AfRO Bloggers Group is bestowed with the responsibility of writing health articles, short stories, poems and analytical essays, that can be published on the IPSF-AfRO website.

This is therefore a call for qualified bloggers to join the AfRO Bloggers Group and contribute as official IPSF-AfRO bloggers for the 2021-2022 mandate.

The following instructions should guide your application.

  • Write an article/short story titled "Transformative Role of Pharmacists in Stopping the Spread of Antimicrobial Resistance";
  • Word limit between 600 and 800 words;
  • Include clear and credible references from trusted sources;
  • Times New Roman font type and font size 12, double spaced standard PDF document;
  • Label/Name the file as "Application - Your name and Association";
  • Email your application letter and article/short story to [email protected] with the subject "RE: AfRO Bloggers Group Application"

Deadline: 30th November 2021, 11:59 PM GMT+0.

Patient Counselling Event

In light of this year's World Diabetes Day, IPSF-AfRO brings to you the opportunity to engage in an online Patient Counselling Event (PCE).

The event comes in two parts; a preliminary stage (Nov 26) and a final stage (Nov 28 & 29). Each IPSF Member Organisation is limited to one team to participate in each competition.

Preliminary Stage participants are given 10 minutes to answer MCQs on a Google Form opened ONLY between 5 and 6 PM GMT+0 on 26th November 2021.

Participants are allowed to answer the quiz within this stipulated period. The top 5 participants would proceed to the patient counselling final round. You are not limited to what kind of materials you may use as your study reference.

For the final contest, the evaluation will be through an online interview by the finalists with the patient. The session would be held from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm GMT+0 on both 28th and 29th November 2021.

More information about the PCE and registration can be accessed via bit.ly/afrowddpce2021.

Scientific Poster Competition: WAAW 2021

In celebration of World Antimicrobial awareness week which runs from 18th till 24th November, the office of Media and Publications presents Antimicrobial Awareness Week Poster Competition. The theme for this year is: "Spread awareness, stop resistance".

The scientific poster competition is an initiative with the aim to improve students awareness of the topic and boost members' implications towards IPSF and IPSF AfRO. We invite you to take part in this initiative and showcase your creativity by submitting your poster designs.

Submissions in English and French are accepted. Kindly read the call document here: https://bit.ly/AMRPosterCompetition

Call for IPSF AfRO Newsletter #16 Submissions

The global COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives greatly psychosocially. As young professionals and students in the medical and pharmaceutical fields, our mental health and well-being have been of crucial concern during this pandemic era. However, there is still more that needs to be done especially in the African region.

IPSF AfRO, therefore, calls for submission of articles, short stories, poems, essays, infographics etc. relevant to the theme — Mental Health in the Medical World — to be featured in our Newsletter Issue 16. All submissions should be sent to: [email protected]

Deadline: 10th December 2021; 23:59 GMT+0

PANEL DISCUSSION AND Q&A: WAAW 2021

IPSF-AfRO in collaboration with FAMSA is delighted to bring to you a panel discussion and Q&A session in light of this year's World Antimicrobial Awareness Week under the theme "Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance".

Date 🗓: Tuesday 23rd November 2021
Time ⌚: 5 PM GMT+0 (Accra, Ghana)
Platform 📍: Zoom Video Conference

Prior registration required: http://bit.ly/3qowZ51

Call for Sharing Impact Stories: WAAW

Young people have a major role to play in tackling global health issues, and AMR is no different. IPSF-AfRO in collaboration with FAMSA is inviting individuals, teams or member organizations to submit their efforts linked to the theme of this year's World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, "Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance". Submit your impact stories here: https://bit.ly/3wwKssv

Deadline: Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 11:59 PM GMT+0

Call for Scientific Poster Competition

In celebration of World Antimicrobial awareness week which runs from 18th till 24th November, the office of Media and Publications presents Antimicrobial Awareness Week Poster Competition.

The theme for this year is: "Spread awareness, stop resistance".

The scientific poster competition is an initiative with the aim to improve students awareness of the topic and boost members' implications towards IPSF and IPSF AfRO.

We invite you to take part in this initiative and showcase your creativity by submitting your poster designs.

Submissions in English and French are accepted.

Kindly read the call document here: https://bit.ly/AMRPosterCompetition

#PosterCompetition
#AMRAwarenessWeek
#IPSFAfRO

2nd Round Call for Subcommittee Applications

 

The Regional Working Group (RWG), is pleased to release the call for a website manager who is to volunteer with the region for the 2021-2022 mandate.

The website manager will be working within the IPSF-AfRO Media and Publications Subcommittee and is responsible for the management of the IPSF-AfRO Website. They must be willing to dedicate sufficient time to the work. Read more in the call document below:

English: bit.ly/WebsiteManagerEN
French: bit.ly/WebsiteManagerFR

Fill the application form and upload a confirmatory letter of membership from your association contact person (CP), CV and letter of motivation here: https://forms.gle/hZtLpX6n7Mc9Jkcr8

The deadline for application is Friday 29th October 2021, 11:59 PM GMT+0.

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

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.

Read More here: https://bit.ly/3y1VgOn

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:
https://bit.ly/CallForSubcommitteeApplications

• French Call Document:
https://bit.ly/AppelPourPostesDeSous-Comite

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.