CAIRO - 5 January 2023: Egypt announces that the second phase of trainings held for pharmacists to rationalize the use of antibiotics has begun, and will last for two weeks, starting from January 1.
The attendees will be pharmacists working in the Ministry of Health and Population hospitals.
The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population announced it trained 6,327 pharmacists in 11 governorates, during the year 2022, as part of the national strategy to rationalize the use of antibiotics and medicine, and within the framework of raising the efficiency of pharmacists working in the government sector, to provide the best service to the Egyptian patient.
Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the official spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population, said that the training included the governorates of "Cairo, Fayoum, Beni Suef, Sharkia, Suez, Giza, Qalyubia, Menoufia, Alexandria, Kafr El-Sheikh, and Gharbia," where 2,511 pharmacists were trained in clinical pharmacy, and 1,758 pharmacists were trained. control programs, in addition to holding 41 training courses in administrative programs for 1088 pharmacists.
Abdul Ghaffar drew attention to the continuous coordination between the Ministry of Health and Population, the Supreme Council of University Hospitals, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and all agencies and committees concerned with implementing the strategy, pointing to strengthening the system for monitoring infection with antibiotic-resistant microbes, by equipping microbiological laboratories and developing the digitization system.
For her part, Dr. Ghada Younes, Head of the Central Administration for Pharmaceutical Affairs, said that the practical training includes introducing application mechanisms, setting an implementation plan, passing through how to use the modified Egyptian protocol for the CT scan of antimicrobial use patterns, in cooperation with the World Health Organization, and how to measure consumption through the unified unit. .
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