Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa says, its exciting to learn that about 70 percent of pharmacists in Fiji, are women.

She made this comment while officiating at the “Fiji Pharmaceutical Society Annual Convention”, and commended the niche created by women in the sector.

Women of various backgrounds working as employee pharmacists, educators, regulators and just over 50 percent of the pharmacy owners, are again Women, with the first woman wholesaler also making her mark

She said it was hard to overlook the fact that women had established themselves, not only as distinguished primary healthcare providers – but also, as respected business people, who’s achievements were through sheer determination and hard work.

The Minister noted the growing recognition of pharmacist’s role in dermatology, and the need for a more collaborated approach with doctors and nurses, to benefit patients with acute and chronic skin conditions.

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