Asmara — The Eritrean Pharmaceutical Association conducted conference on 30 June under the theme "25 Years of Professional Commitment" in connection with Jubilee anniversary of its establishment.
Indicating that in the past 25 years of its establishment the association has registered commendable achievements, the President of the association, Mr. Abraham Endrias said that the association is exerting sustainable effort in organizing capacity upgrading programs of members.
The D. G. of Azel Pharmaceutical Plan and PHARMICOR, Mr. Misgina Tekleab, on his part said that the objective of the association is to raise the knowledge of the public on health issues, ensure the safety of patients and effective application of medicines, in addition to creating forum for exchanging ideas and experience.
At the conference research papers focusing on drug safety, application of unsafe drugs and their health consequences, as well as other related issues were presented.
Pointing out that Adverse Reaction (ADR) has become the main cause for morbidity and mortality in the developing countries due to the lack of drug regulatory system, the presenters of the research papers called on the public to consult professionals before they take medicines for their safety and seek assistance in case of side effects.
The association also elected executive committee for two years term.
The Eritrean Pharmaceutical Association was established in August 1992.