Pharmacy Program in South Africa Gets Accolades

By Jane Coaston | September 17, 2013

The St. Louis College of Pharmacy has teamed up with a South African university to provide training in HIV care and treatment.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

In July, we told you about a partnership between the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) to improve pharmacy training programs and offer students the opportunity to gain experience in working with people living with HIV.

Last week, the St. Louis Beacon featured the program and shared how the partnership between St. Louis College of Pharmacy and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University could improve health care and access to HIV care and treatment for people living in rural areas of South Africa. The piece details how South Africa’s best and most experienced pharmacists are moving to urban areas, leaving clinics in rural South Africa understaffed and overwhelmed. According to Amnesty International, HIV-positive women living in rural South Africa lack access to HIV care and treatment and face considerable stigma.


Congratulations to the St. Louis College of Pharmacy/NMMU team on their hard work!

Jane Coaston is Media Relations Coordinator for the Foundation, based in Washington, D.C.