Improving NCDs through Pharmaceutical care.

Session title Improving Non-Communicable Diseases through Pharmaceutical Care
Session sub-title Pharmaceutical Care Innovations to Improve Access to Medicine and Patient Outcomes for Non-Communicable Diseases
Coordinator Winnie Nambatya, Pharmacy Department, Makerere University College of Health Sciences
Hosts Makerere University College of Health Sciences

Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Session Objectives
  1. Describe the current burden of NCDs and challenges to improving access to medicines and patient health outcomes.
  2. Explain the pharmaceutical care role of the pharmacist as a key component of team-based healthcare solutions for the management of NCDs.
  3. Describe innovations in pharmacy education and community engagement in healthcare programs that address improve access to medicines and address the challenges of NCDs.
Session Abstract According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 41 million people die annually from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), representing 71% of deaths worldwide. NCDs impose social and public health problems that increase economic burdens to patients and nations. Despite many effective medications for NCDs, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, it is not likely that low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) will meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.4 by 2030 of reducing premature mortality from NCDs by one-third. With the critical shortage of healthcare workers in LMICs, interprofessional collaboration within the health sector is critical for achieving SDG 3.4. Pharmacists remain a highly trained and under-utilized resource in most LMICs. Rational and equitable access to quality medicines is a key challenge in achieving improving morbidity and mortality. Today’s pharmacists are not only well-positioned to improve access to quality and affordable medicines but to also positively impact patient health outcomes from NCDs. Pharmacy education has evolved worldwide to train pharmacists with the skills to provide pharmaceutical care, and evidence from research has shown pharmacists contribute significantly to the screening, prevention, treatment, and monitoring of NCDs through services provided, such as medication therapy management. The goal of this panel presentation and discussion is to provide the audience with an overview of the pharmaceutical care role of the pharmacist and explain innovative approaches to improving access to medicines and patient outcomes from NCDs.
Session Format  Panel Discussion: Selected  PD 12  Workshop Plenary
Chairs Chair: Richard Odoi Adome, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacy, Makerere University College of Health Sciences   (rodoi@med.mak.ac.ug, rodoiadome@gmail.com)

Co-Chair: Kamba Fadhiru Pakoyo, Head, Department of Pharmacy, Makerere University College of Health Sciences    (kambaf2000@yahoo.com)

Speakers Name/Title Contact Status
Speaker 1 (Policy/ Government) Dr. Fred Sebisubi, Pharmacy Commissioner, Ministry of Health Uganda

Uganda

(Overview of the Burden of NCDs in Uganda and challenges and solutions to improving access to medicines)

sebisubi@yahoo.co.uk Confirmed
Speaker 2
(Civil Service)
Jocelyn Chaibva, BPharm

Vice President of the African Pharmaceutical Forum
International Pharmaceutical Federation

Zimbabwe

(Overview of the Pharmaceutical Care Role of the Pharmacist and Improved Patient Outcomes from NCDs globally)

jmchaibva@gmail.com Confirmed
Speaker 3 (Academia) Dr. KarenBeth H. Bohan, PharmD, BCPS, Professor Pharmacy Practice, Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, New York, USA

USA
(Educational Innovations at Makerere University Department of Pharmacy to Enhance Pharmaceutical Care Skills Training)

kbohan@binghamton.edu Confirmed
Speaker 4 (Public  sector) Dr. Susie Crowe, PharmD, BCPS

Director of Experiential Education at East Tennessee State University and Alumna of the Global Health Residency with the Purdue Kenya Partnership with Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital

USA
(Innovative Clinical Pharmacist Training Programs Designed to Impact Patient Health Outcomes in Western Kenya)

CROWESJ@mail.etsu.edu Confirmed
Speaker 5 (Innovations in Patient Care Models) Imran Manji, BPharm, MPH, DPLA, PgDipClinPharm
Senior Pharmacist, Academic Model Providing Access To Healthcare (AMPATH), Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Purdue University College of PharmacyKenyaDr. Tina Tran, PharmD Alumna of the Global Health Residency with the Purdue Kenya Partnership with Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and Fogarty FellowRepresentative from the Bridging Income Generation through Provision of Incentives for Care (BigPic) ProgramUSA/Vietnam (works permanently in Kenya)
(An Innovative Community-Based Approach to Increase NCD Medication Adherence)
 

imranmanji@hotmail.com
tran.nk.tina@gmail.com

Confirmed
Speaker 6 (Professional Body) Samuel Opio, Director CiplaQCi and Secretary of the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda

Uganda
(Evolving Policy and Professional Standards to Advance the Provision of Pharmaceutical Care)

opixam25@gmail.com Confirmed

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