Impact of collaborative health education and leadership programme on pharmacy education in Zimbabwe

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https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2022.224.7378

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Academic Leadership, Faculty development, Interprofessional, Scholarship

Abstract

To ameliorate the impact of brain drain on quality of education at the University of Zimbabwe, the Health Education Advanced Leadership in Zimbabwe (HEALZ) programme was implemented in 2012. The authors present a retrospective narrative review of the pharmacy educators’ activities under the programme, and the impact on pharmacy education. Five pharmacy educators were enrolled into the one-year programme between 2016 and 2020. The programme consisted of three intensive one-week face-to-face sessions focused on health professions education. In between the sessions, the educators conducted needs’ assessments to establish gaps in pharmacy training and developed curricula in the areas of herbal medicine, snakebites, drug-herb interactions, oncology, and health economics. Thereafter, they delivered seven conference abstracts and nine continuing professional development training sessions. The pharmacy educators are now working on transferring the HEALZ programme to the two new pharmacy training institutions, to strengthen the pharmacy education workforce across the country.

Author Biographies

Maudy Manyau, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Dexter Tagwireyi, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Walter Mangezi, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Celia MJ Matyanga, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Blessing Dzingirai, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Tsitsi G Monera-Penduka, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

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2022-09-18

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Manyau, M., Tagwireyi, D., Mangezi, W., Matyanga, C. M., Dzingirai, B., & Monera-Penduka, T. G. (2022). Impact of collaborative health education and leadership programme on pharmacy education in Zimbabwe . Pharmacy Education, 22(4), p. 73–78. https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2022.224.7378