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Pharmaceutical Society of Papua New Guinea

Pharmaceutical Society of Papua New Guinea

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Welcome to the Pharmaceutical Society of Papua New Guinea members area for CPD.

Omega Manue
President, Pharmaceutical Society of Papua New Guinea

2023-2026

Official abbreviation: PSPNG

Dear Members,

Welcome to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program! I am Mr. Omega Fargard Manua, the President of our esteemed organization. It’s a pleasure to have each of you here as we embark on this journey of learning and growth together. I am delighted to announce that this CPD program is in affiliation with the Commonwealth Pharmacist Association. This collaboration allows us to offer you a comprehensive and internationally recognized CPD experience that aligns with global standards and best practices in the field of pharmacy. Our CPD program aims to provide you with valuable insights, knowledge, and skills that will enhance your professional practice as pharmacists. Through engaging sessions and interactive discussions, we will explore key topics relevant to our field and address emerging challenges and opportunities. As members of our organization, your commitment to ongoing learning and development is commendable, and I encourage you to make the most of this opportunity to expand your expertise and stay updated with the latest advancements in pharmacy practice. I look forward to your active participation and meaningful contributions throughout the program. Together, let’s continue to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and make a positive impact in our communities through our work. Thank you for being part of this journey, and let’s make this CPD program a rewarding and enriching experience for us all. Best regards, Mr. Omega Fargard Manua President

The history of the pharmacy profession in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is marked by milestones that have shaped its development over the years. The establishment of the profession and the formation of relevant organizations have played crucial roles in advancing pharmaceutical services and practice in the country. The Pharmaceutical Society of Papua New Guinea (PSPNG) was founded in 2004 as a professional body to support pharmacists and pharmaceutical services in PNG. The society aimed to provide technical advisory services to the government, promote science and research in pharmaceutical practice, and address drug and supply chain management issues. It has served as a national point of reference for pharmacists and associated members for over two decades. In addition to the Pharmaceutical Society, the pharmacy profession in PNG is overseen by the National Department of Health(NDOH) through the Pharmacy Board. This regulatory body ensures the registration and licensing of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, as well as the accreditation of pharmacy schools and programs. The Pharmacy Board plays a crucial role in upholding professional standards and ethics within the pharmacy sector. Currently, there is one pharmacy school in Papua New Guinea, which graduates approximately 20-25 students annually. These graduates contribute to the growing workforce of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the country. The majority of pharmacists practice in public and community pharmacies, serving the healthcare needs of communities across PNG. Overall, the history of the pharmacy profession in Papua New Guinea reflects a commitment to advancing pharmaceutical services and practice, despite various challenges and limitations. The efforts of organizations like the Pharmaceutical Society and the Pharmacy Council (NDOH) have been instrumental in shaping the development of the profession and ensuring the delivery of quality pharmaceutical care to the people of PNG.