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HIT to Co-Host International Congress for Pharmacy Students

The Zimbabwe Pharmaceutical Students' Association, (ZPSA) will jointly host the 62nd International Pharmacy Students Federation (IPSF) World Congress in Zimbabwe at the University of Zimbabwe and the Harare Institute of Technology.

The Congress is preceded by the Leaders in Training programme which aims to groom and develop leaders within the student members which commences from 26-29 July at the HIT campus in Belvedere.

The main congress begins 29 July to 8 August, and will be held under the theme, "Navigating through a changing healthcare landscape: Quest for pharmaceutical excellence". Several speakers are lined up for the event, which will also include professional development activities such as the Clinical Skills Event and the Patient Counselling Event. The final part of the programme is a five-day Post Congress Tour which will provide an opportunity to the guests from different parts of the world to explore the beauty of Zimbabwe and its natural wonders.

The Zimbabwe Pharmaceutical Students' Association (ZPSA) is an a-political and non-religious body which represents Zimbabwe's pharmacy students at UZ and HIT. ZPSA is affiliated with the Pharmaceutical Society of Zimbabwe which acts as its mother body. ZPSA is a full member of the International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF), an association which represents around 350 000 pharmacy students and recent graduates in 70 countries worldwide. IPSF is a non-governmental, non-political, and non-religious organisation and is the leading international advocacy organization of pharmacy students which promotes improved public health through provision of information, education, networking, and a range of publication and professional activities.

The IPSF World Congress 2016 is a once in a lifetime opportunity for local and international students and provides the platform to interact, participate in cultural exchange and connect as the world comes to Zimbabwe.

HIT to Co-Host International Congress for Pharmacy Students HIT to Co-Host International Congress for Pharmacy Students