The Chamber wishes to thank all those pharmacists, students, speakers, sponsors and the general public at large who participated in the World Diabetes Day campaign last November. Such a successful collective effort by all involved helped raise the sum of 3250 Euros towards l-Istrina 2012. A Chamber delegation will be presenting the donation to H.E the President Dr. George Abela on Thursday, 24 January at the Palace, San Anton.
It was great to see a good number of pharmacists attending the training seminars and the constructive feedback and experiences which some of you shared with us. Definitely this served as a learning curve and future campaigns will take all factors into consideration.
The Executive Council of the Chamber wishes to thank:
H.E the Presdeint of Malta for granting the Chamber the honour of His distinguished patronage of the Campaign.
The Hon. MInister of Health, the Elderly and Primary Care , Dr. Joseph Cassar for showing his support of the campaign by visiting a participating pharmacy.
Mr. Richard Dimech, Pharmacist Darleen Zerafa, and Mr. Keith Muscat from the Office of the President for helping with the logistics of the public talk at the Presidents Palace, Valletta
Consultant Diabetologists and Endocrinologists Prof Stephen Fava, Prof. Josanne Vassallo and Dr. Mario Cachia for their support and their delivering of the public talk and presentations at the training seminars, respectively.
Pharmacist, Stephanie Mattocks, Physiotherapist, Julian Rizzo Naudi and Diabetes Education Nurse, Ms. Moira Grixti for their input during the training seminars.
Dr. Monica Vella, Mayor of Xewkija for granting us permission to use the boardroom premises of the Xewkija Local Council for the traning seminar.
Sincere thanks to The President and Executive Council of the Malta Pharmaceutical students Association for their intensive and proactive participation in the design of the campaign poster and help with student placements in the pharmacies as well as the logistics of campaign.
Pharmacists Colette Schembri, Enza Lapira, Karin vella and Ishmael Dalli and the Malta Diabetes Association for helping with media slots.
Pharmacist Marcelle Farrugia for co-ordinating Gozo pharmacies collection of donations and sending over to Malta.
Special thanks to the Corporate Sponsors: Accu-Chek (Vivian), GSK Consumer Healthcare, NOVO Nordisk, SANOFI, One Touch Select (ATG Co. Ltd), Bionime (Technopharma), Associated Drug Co. Ltd, Bayer Contour, Pharmachemic, Technoline.
Heartfelt thanks to the general public for their participation.
Finally the Chamber would like to thank President Mary Ann Sant Fournier and executive council members,Claire Calleja, Mary Anne Ciappara , Margaret Parascandolo for their work to render the campaign a success.