BLACKMORES has thrown its support behind Australian sports icon, ultra-marathon Runner Pat Farmer, in his bid to raise $275,000 for the Australian Red Cross. To raise the funds, Farmer has embarked on a massive 40-day 3,000km run across Vietnam. Farmer’s run began this month from Mong Cai in North Vietnam. Pat will be running on average 80- 85km per day over the 40 days, heading south from Mong Cai through Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, finishing in Cà Mau in South Vietnam, before jumping onto a jetski, to ride the Mekong Delta River over three days to return to Ho Chi Minh City and where his journey will end. During this time, Pat aims to raise over $275,000 for the Australian Red Cross, to support water and sanitation programs in remote parts of Vietnam. To donate visit www.redcross.org.au/poletopolevietnam.
THE Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) has today released its five-year strategic plan, describing it as a “blueprint to advance Australian pharmacy by supporting world-leading practice for the optimal care of all people within the Australian health system”.