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ˆ Lauren Haworth, Jenna Leighton, Mark Jones and
Student Business Plan
Chanelle Rolls from the Tasmanian
Branch office is a winner.
Chanelle was part of the team from
the University of Tasmania which won
the Pharmacy Guild National Student
Business Plan Competition last month.
Her team included third year pharmacy
students Lauren Haworth, Mark Jones
and Jenna Leighton. Their concept
was 'Vitality Pharmacy' which aimed
to provide the missing link in primary
health care services in the Hobart
region, where 20% of the population has
no access to a vehicle.
Their plan included increasing access to
primary health care through a mobile
pharmacy and improving technology
acceptance and usage through monthly
technology education sessions for their
The National Student Business
Plan Competition is an Australia-
wide challenge promoting creative
entrepreneurship among students
preparing for a career in community
The three finalist teams we drawn from
a total of 18 entries, have successfully
progressed through the business
plan, quarter-final and semi-final
rounds. The teams were: PlusCheck
Pharmacy -- University of Sydney;
Performance Pharmacy -- University of
South Australia; and Vitality Pharmacy --
University of Tasmania.
There is no more exciting destination than South Africa and delegates
attending the 2016 PSA Offshore Refresher Conference can look forward
to a mix of unique travel experiences combined with up to 50 hours of
relevant therapeutic and practice-based education.
In order to set the backdrop and provide
some understanding of South Africa
today, the committee has secured Roelf
Meyer as a keynote speaker during the
opening conference session in Cape
Town. Roelf was intimately involved
in the negotiations to end apartheid
as Chief Negotiator for the National
Party Government, together with Cyril
Ramaphosa the Chief Negotiator for
the African National Congress (ANC).
These negotiations resulted in the first
democratic elections in South Africa at
the end of April 1994. After the election
Meyer continued in the portfolio of
Constitutional Affairs in the Cabinet of
former President Nelson Mandela.
On 27 March 2009 President Kgalema
Motlanthe awarded Mr Meyer the
Order of the Baobab in Silver for
'his immense contribution in providing
special support in the birth of the
new democratic South Africa through
negotiations and ensuring that South
Africa has a Constitution that protects
all its citizens'. Roelf has since left politics
but still acts as a consultant on peace
processes around the world.
There is also an interesting program
lined up for accompanying persons at
the conference including presentations
on the Botswana Rhino Reintroduction
and Monitoring Project and an initiative
by Wilderness Safaris called 'Children in
Children in the Wilderness is an
environmental and life skills educational
program that focuses on the next
generation of rural decision makers. It is
one of the few programmes aimed at
bridging the divide that exists between
communities and wildlife. A Wilderness
Safaris or partner camp is closed for a
few days each year, and 16--24 children
between 10 and 17 years old, selected
from neighbouring schools and
communities, are hosted in the camp.
The Camp Director, with a full staff
complement of volunteers and mentors,
runs an educational and fun-filled
program which increases children's
awareness, bridges cultural divides,
broadens horizons, builds confidence,
provides opportunities and choices
and reveals career opportunities.
In turn, Wilderness Safaris camp staff
are allowed to be mentors and leaders,
connecting them to their jobs, instilling
them with pride for their culture and
their community and offering an
enriching experience exposing new
skills and talents.
The Children in the Wilderness program
aims to develop environmental leaders
who are inspired to care for their natural
heritage so that they become the
custodians of these areas in the future.
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