We, at the Malaysian Pharmacists’ Family, are in a jubilant mood as we share our triumph of the recently concluded 25th FAPA Congress 2014 which was held from 9 – 12 October 2014. Words cannot fully describe the gratitude we feel about the HUGE contributions of pharmacists to the success of the Congress.
The biennial Congress held in Kota Kinabalu was hosted by The Federation of Pharmaceutical Associations and organized jointly by The Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society and The Pharmaceutical Services Division of the Ministry of Health with the Sabah Pharmaceutical Society as the Local Organizer. There were altogether 37 official meetings over the last four years with many side meetings. All sectors of the fraternity chipped in by way of financial, physical, emotional and spiritual support, amongst others. As Organizing Chairman, I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to EVERYONE. Your valuable contribution will forever be cherished and appreciated.
Altogether over 1200 participants came from 23 Countries with 142 volunteers who helped. The young pharmacists and students gave us a lot of physical support. We are so proud of our younger generation of pharmacists. Our pharmacy profession has a bright future to look forward to with such quality pharmacists.
The entire Pharmaceutical Services Division, Ministry of Health including Sabah Health Department, the Universities including University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) the pharmaceutical industry including PhaMA, MOPI and MAPS, the Government Agencies including the Federal Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the State Government, the Sabah Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Sabah Economic Development and Investment Authority (SEDIA) Kota Kinabalu City Hall, MOSTI, Sabah Ministry of Industrial Development, Sabah Foundation to name a few were solidly behind the Organizing Committee. The FAPA Member Countries, MPS, SPS, the MPS Secretariat and the local agencies like the event organizer Sri Pelancongan Sdn Bhd, Harry Sound and Lights, Angkatan Hebat Sdn Bhd the logistics specialists, Sabah Police, Immigration and Customs Departments and many others formed the formidable organizing team. All our sponsors, donors and exhibitors gave us the resources to organize.
The scientific papers were all of a very high standard with 23 notable speakers from Countries in Asia and was as far as United Kingdom and Iran. Our very own Health Minister, YB Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam gave an outstanding keynote address. We are lost for words as we relive our proud moments thinking of our Wonderful Country – Malaysia and its Beautiful People.
No success can be attributed to any single entity. Do ask for a copy of Programme Book from the MPS Head office to see the long list of heroes and heroines behind the success.
The Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society is very proud of you all.
May you be richly blessed.
Yours in MPS
(Datuk Nancy Ho) President Cum Organizing Chairman of 25th FAPA Congress 2014