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Pharmacy Month

September is National Pharmacy Month 2023
Pharmacy United in Promoting Healthcare for Patients
Pharmacy Month 2023 Posters for download:
Pharmacy Month 2023 Pamphlets for download:

The National Department of Health, together with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC), Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA) and Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA) is proud to announce the theme for Pharmacy Month, held during September 2023: "Pharmacy United in Promoting Healthcare for Patients”. Pharmacy Month is a unique opportunity to market the pharmacy profession, bringing together pharmacists from all sectors to communicate to the public the value that the profession brings in providing quality healthcare.

The public is encouraged to share their stories using these tag lines. Pharmacists are invited to send short write-ups and images of Pharmacy Month activities to

Pharmacists are encouraged to disseminate material and educate the public on the role of pharmacists in primary healthcare services. The pharmacy profession is urged to use Pharmacy Month to promote the role of the pharmacist in the community, and visibly demonstrate what the profession can do in the healthcare sector.


View the presentations below that were shared during the Pharmacy Month 2023 Webinar on 5 September. You can also view a recording of the webinar by clicking here.

The role of pharmacists in increasing vaccination uptake in communities - by Prof. Hannelie Meyer

Identifying adverse drug events, how to report them, and what happens with the reports - by Mr Ewan Tommy

The role pharmacists can play in anti-microbial stewardship, especially in PHC settings - by Dr Ruth Lancaster

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