FPT Long Chau, Novartis partner on pharmacist training program

By Phong Van   March 14, 2023 | 11:15 pm PT
FPT Long Chau and Novartis Vietnam have entered into a cooperation to improve the health care of cardiovascular patients and the skills of Long Chau pharmacists.

The training program will kick off on March 15, starting with a seminar on "Heart failure management" as part of the heart protection project. A total 400 pharmacists, including representatives from the Ho Chi Minh City Pharmacist Association, and senior staff from both companies will attend the seminar.

The program has been designed with the consultation and collaboration of leading experts in Vietnam. It is expected that by the end of this year, these pharmacists will complete the training program and receive graduation certificates.

Seminar on Heart failure management with the participation of experts. Photo by FPT Long Chau

Seminar on "Heart failure management" with the participation of experts. Photo by FPT Long Chau

Accordingly, the training program is designed in detail with the corresponding lectures and curriculum to ensure that the pharmacists are equipped with sufficient expertise and professional consulting skills. They will not only be trained with specialized knowledge, but will also learn how to empathize with patients regarding their diseases, and better skills in taking care of cardiovascular patients.

Nguyen Bach Diep, chairwoman of FPT Retail and general director of FPT Long Chau, said: "The training program will not only help our pharmacists to improve their knowledge of pathology and drug use instructions, but will also enhance their soft skills to give better medical advice. At the same time, it is an affirmation of FPT Long Chau on the journey to serve community, contributing to fortify our strategy of putting consumer health and human resource training at the center."

Representative of FPT Long Chau speaks at Heart failure management seminar. Photo by FPT Long Chau

Representative of FPT Long Chau speaks at "Heart failure management" seminar. Photo by FPT Long Chau

The program’s goal is to ensure all FPT Long Chau pharmacists have the qualities: Kind-hearted, Visionary, Talented, Dedicated to the profession and the health of Vietnamese people, and to provide them with well-deserved income

"Novartis strongly believes this training program is a foundational pillar of our comprehensive partnership with FPT Long Chau," said Karina Ng, country president of Novartis Vietnam, "where we share the long-term common goal and mission of improving therapeutic knowledge and consulting skills of pharmacists, to enable more Vietnamese cardiovascular patients to access high quality medicines with the appropriate information they need concerning their health."

Novartis is a leading global pharmaceutical company using innovative science and digital technologies to create transformative treatments in areas of great medical need.

"Novartis products reach nearly 800 million people globally and we are finding innovative ways to expand access to our latest treatments," Ng said.

About 106,000 people from more than 140 countries work for Novartis around the world.

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