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Pharmacology for Africa Initiative

Recognizing the absence of a well-organized pharmaceutical grouping on the African continent, the Pharmacology for Africa (PharfA) initiative was introduced by African pharmacologists in order “to organise and promote pharmacology on the African continent.” As stated by PharfA: “Pharmacology, the science of medicinal drugs, is relevant to all health care professions, the pharmaceutical industry, and governments.” PharfA seeks to improve pharmacology in all of Africa, as well as including pharmacologists in the “diaspora.”

At the time of its formation, only three African scientific societies were a part of the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR). Given that dearth of interaction, and to enhance pharmacology, PharfA sought to promote this discipline in all regions and states on the African continent by promoting education in pharmacology, ...

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