Due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, the Pharmacy Month planning committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the celebration of Pharmacy Month 2020. Pharmacy Month is an annual highlight of the South African health calendar and its importance is not to be lost amidst the chaos of the Covid-19 crisis. However, due to the logistical difficulties the committee faces in distributing resources timeously during the various stages of national lockdown leading up to September 2020, the committee felt that it would be better to use this time to focus on the important role that pharmacy professionals play in fighting pandemics such as the one we are now facing.
The memorandum issued by Dr Pillay, the Acting Director-General: Health, explains that although we will not be celebrating Pharmacy Month as such this year, we do wish to highlight and applaud the amazing work that all pharmacy professionals continue to do at the front-line of the ongoing fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. From research and development levels to the personnel working in hospitals where Covid-19 is being treated, every pharmacy professional in South Africa can be proud of the work that they have done to flatten the curve.
Together we can beat Covid-19.