Tangier experienced this weekend the launch of the work of the first edition of Med Expo Days which continues this Saturday, February 12, with the participation of an audience of experts, academics and health professionals.
This first edition, dedicated to all pharmacists in Morocco and organized by the economic interest grouping (GIE) operating in the pharmaceutical sector in Morocco, Sigma Pharm, this trade fair aspires to position itself as the Mediterranean crossroads of the pharmacy of pharmacy in Morocco.
Held on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the group, the president of Sigma Pharm, Dr. Noureddine Salami, underlined during his speech that this congress is intended to be a scientific event and a space for exchange and sharing of experience and visions of different health actors (institutional, professional and civil society).
The choice of Tangier to host this major event is linked to the place occupied by the city as the second economic pole of the Kingdom, underlined the president of Sigma Pharm, indicating that this event, held in 2 days , has the participation of imminent speakers who will discuss and debate three main themes, namely the Covid-19 pandemic, new therapies in the last two decades and the management of drug supply.
In this regard, Dr. Salami noted that the Moroccan pharmacy must face multiple constraints, including the downward trend of its profitability, the erosion of the monopoly, the weakness of purchasing power and the risk of opening capital, highlighting the group’s contribution to the development and fulfillment of community pharmacists by putting them at the heart of its concerns, through concrete actions relating in particular to group purchasing, continuing education to remain in phase with current events in the profession, as well as advice and support to guarantee that pharmacist members can practice while focusing on their core business.
Present at this event, the President of the National Council of the Order of Pharmacists (CNOP), Dr. Hamza Guedira, for his part raised that the GIEs can constitute a means of grouping together to better overcome the challenges faced by the pharmacists to ensure the survival of their businesses, noting that joining a GIE can represent an alternative aimed at coping with the drop in drug prices.
Aware that the development of the sector can only take place through professionals and their training, the president of the CNOP noted the educational support provided by the GIE, which will also be a considerable asset for the pharmacy, before specifying that the evolution experienced by the pharmaceutical sector cannot be mastered without adequate continuous training which the group can also offer, thus calling on pharmacists to join GIEs, in order to meet the current and future challenges of the profession.