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Monday, August 22, 2016

Pharmacy meets global aid: Heidi Fernandes volunteers at health clinic in Peru

Ever since she travelled to Brazil on vacation, Heidi Fernandes has had a passion for global health.

I was struck by the slums of Rio de Janeiro and knew then I wanted to help people in life. It actually became one of the reasons I chose pharmacy as a career.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Canadian Institute of Health Research funds Prof. William Wong’s investigation into patient perspectives and Hepatitis C

Globally, Hepatitis C affects 130-150 million people. With antiviral medications, approximately 90% of those millions can be cured.

However, antiviral medications are costly, and even in developed countries many governments struggle with which medications should be subsidized and when. In Canadian patients suffering from Hepatitis C, a virus that causes liver disease and often worsens into a chronic condition, treatment can be expensive. Currently, Canadians with chronic HCV have limited access to Direct Anti-viral Agents (DAAs), the most effective existing treatment for the infection.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Supporting the Refugee Population: A Pharmacy Student’s Perspective

By fourth year pharmacy student Danyah Musbah

As of November 2015, Canada has welcomed a total of 28,755 Syrian newcomers to communities across the nation. Many others await finalization of their application process.

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