Society Objects and Guiding Principles
The world over, people involved in differing occupations, enterprises and projects are inclined to group themselves together and this is particularly so when considering the many professions and trades that people of all disciplines find themselves involved in. Not least among these is the profession of Pharmacy.
Through its founding members, the following object were set which continue to guide daily practice for all members of the Society:
- Promoting the work and obligations of the profession;
- Encouraging goodwill among Pharmacists and members of allied professions;
- Setting standards of practice and subscribing to an ethical code;
- Broadening and increasing knowledge of the art and science of Pharmacy both within and outside the profession; and
- Monitoring and advising on Pharmacy training and encouraging students and post-graduate young pharmacists in the ways and mysteries of Pharmacy
The Society works hand-in-hand with its local and other regulatory bodies to ensure these object are upheld, thus ensuring the good health of the nation through quality service provision. This is done through continued collaboration and integration with the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ), and the Pharmacists Council of Zimbabwe (PCZ).
Over the years, members have received support and guidance in their respective areas of practice the Society’s Code of Ethics. The Society is also guided in international practice through its membership and affiliation to other regional and international bodies such as the Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Association(CPA), the International Federation of Pharmaceutics (FIP), the African Pharmaceutical Forum (APF) and the Southern African Development Committee (SADC) Pharmaceutical component.
Meet our Team
President, B. Pharm (Hons) U.Z, MBA (NUST)
Been in Society structures since 2006 as CE co-ordinator, branch chairman from 2008-2010, Council member from 2008 to date, Hon Treasurer from 2009-2011, as treasurer we grew the Society purse from a zero balance (during hyper inflationary era) to more $90000 when my predecessor took over.
As branch chairman initiated the idea of (separate from joint congress) pharmacists forum which is known today as the API (PSZ Annual Pharmacists Indaba), successful convened inuagural Indaba in 2009.
Special area of interest: Clinical Pharmacy (keen interest in diabetes management), CSR activities-taking pharmacist expertise to marginalized communities.
Vision for Society
Main focus: to strengthen Society management capacity and encourage membership participation in society activities including public health promotion initiatives to advance the profession and improve the image of the Society to both internal & external stakeholders.
: enhance Society advocacy role
: increase membership
Vice President, B Pharm (Hons) UZ 2000 MBA (NTU) 2012
I have been in retail pharmacy since 2002 to date. I have been a member of the PSZ since 2003 and have served in the Mashonaland/Manicaland Branch Committee for the majority of those years until I became the branch rep to Council. I have also served in various capacities in the Retail Pharmacists Association since 2012 when I joined the Executive committee.
Special are of interest: I love community pharmacy especially working at the interface of public health and private enterprise.
Vision for the society
I would like to see a Society that is subscribed to by the majority of the professional pharmacy players in the country due to its ability to push for the profession’s agenda to all the stakeholders in the health field. It is my hope to see the pharmacist taking his place at the head of the table when matters to do with medicines are discussed be it at household or international level.
Honorary Secretary, MBL (UNISA)
Experience in Warehousing and Distribution, Community Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy gained over 8 years of practice.I have worked on the re-categorisation projects for Cimetidine 200mg, Ibuprofen 200mg and Omeprazole 20mg oral solid formulations. I have also been an active member of ZPSA and Victoria Falls Medical Forum.
Special Area of Interest: Industrial Pharmacy and Corporate Governance
Vision for society
80% of all registered pharmacists to be members of the PSZ. Pharmacy Practice should be broadened – after the necessary training – to include areas such prescribing, medical gases and medical sundries.