Kingdom of Eswatini Pharmacy Association

Welcome to the Kingdom of Eswatini Pharmacy Association (KEPA) members area for CPD.

Wandile Mkhatshwa
President – Kingdom of Eswatini Pharmacy Association

It is with great pleasure to welcome you to this wonderful platform of which we believe will assist all of us in terms of our professional development and to uphold great competency in terms of Pharmacy practice in Eswatini.

We are grateful to the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association for the ongoing partnership with KEPA of which it will go a long way in assisting us achieve our mandate as envisaged by the membership and ensure patient safety.
It is therefore our that if this platform is utilized the standard of Pharmacy practice will be greatly improved hence our members are encouraged to utilise it to the best that we can.

The Kingdom of Eswatini Pharmacy Association although a fairly new association was formed in the year 2019. After identifying that there is a gap in terms of voice of pharmacy in health care policy formulation and advocacy for the expanded role of a Pharmacist . The Association was then officially registered as an association in the year 2020 .

The membership of the association comes from diverse background which includes the wholesale sector , academia , hospital pharmacy and mostly from the community pharmacy sector .

Eswatini currently doesn’t have a Pharmacy Council hence pharmacist and other pharmacy professionals are registered by the Eswatini Medical and Dental Council through the Medical and Dental Council act of 1970. However the Pharmacy Bill which seeks to establish the pharmacy council is under review by seeks approval by the country’s legislature.

In Eswatini we currently have 2 institutions that offer pharmacy programmes being the Eswatini Medical Christian university which trains pharmacists and the Southern Africa Nazarene university which trains pharmacy technicians.

Wandile Mkhatshwa – President (wandilemkhatshwa77@gmail.com)
Chairs and oversee the operations of the Association and represent the association at different forums. Ensures the implementation of decisions of the Executive Committee

Deputy President – Siphesihle Mhlanga (khabako074@gmail.com)
Ensures duties assigned by the president are carried out. Oversee the organisation policies and strategic plan

Sive Dlamini – Secretary General (cve.dlamini@gmail.com)
Responsible for communications and keeping of records and documents of the organisation. The Secretary General ensures the operational strategy is in place

Sivakele Simelane – Deputy Secretary General (sivakele03@gmail.com)
Assists and liaise with the secretary general to fulfill all secretariat duties of the Association. Registration of members and collection of members data.

Thula Mtsetfwa – Treasurer General (thulamtsetfwa@gmail.com)
Ensures a financial plan is in place and advise on fund raising strategies. Ensures keeping of records on all finances of the organisation. Drafts and present a financial policy and also the financial report.

Fezile Tsabedze – Organising Secretary
The chief organiser of the association offering a link for event participants. Responsible for ensuring smooth coordination between the association and it’s membership. Ensuring the identification and creation of links with like minded organisations.

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