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Pfizer Egypt cooperates with the University of the Future to develop the educational process at the Faculty of Pharmacy and prepare students for the labor market

Iman Al-Wasli

Ahmed El-Shazly: We focus on investment In human cadres, we provide distinguished training courses for pharmacists that contribute to raising the efficiency of the health sector

Cairo, 99 JANUARY 2023: Pfizer Egypt – the world leader in the manufacture of Pharmaceutical and biological preparations, a cooperation protocol with the University of the Future, with the aim of developing the educational process at the Faculty of Pharmacy at the university, raising the skills and capabilities of future pharmacists, and qualifying them to keep pace with the needs of the labor market. This step comes in line with the strategy of Pfizer Egypt and the University of the Future to support the development of the healthcare sector in line with Egypt’s vision 2030.

The cooperation protocol includes that Pfizer Egypt participate Students of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of the Future, experience and knowledge of the drug market, the latest technology in the health sector, and the role of companies in providing the latest treatments for the patient through participation in governmental initiatives and cooperation with non-governmental organizations. The company’s work team will also explain the requirements of the labor market in the health sector and the skills required by companies in order to reduce the gap between education and the needs of the labor market, such as marketing and communication skills, strategic planning skills, and others.

Dr. Ahmed El-Shazly confirmed, General Manager of Fires Egypt and Sudan, that the company’s strategy focuses on research, innovation and development to provide the best treatments based on the latest scientific research results. The company also pays great attention to investing in supporting and developing the capabilities of human cadres for workers in the health care sector to develop the sector as a whole, in addition to supporting digital transformation by transferring the latest technologies and experiences gained at the global level to the Egyptian market in line with Egypt’s vision 2030.

El-Shazly added: “We at Pfizer Egypt believe in the importance of our societal role and the need to cooperate with all parties in the public and private sectors in order to achieve the best results that are reflected in the improvement and support of the health sector in Egypt and its supply Everything new on the global level. And through cooperation with the University of the Future, we participate in developing the educational process at the College of Pharmacy and raising the capabilities of future pharmacists in line with our strategy to organize distinguished internal and external training programs to raise the efficiency of the health sector and bridge the gap between the educational process and the requirements of the labor market.”

Dr. Obada Sarhan, President of the University of the Future, expressed his happiness and pride in the cooperation with Pfizer Egypt, as it is a new addition to the important achievements sheet for the development and permanent improvement of the educational process according to the plan adopted by the University of the Future. He added that the agreement aims to develop the skills and raise the capabilities of students to keep pace with the labor market and build cadres capable of developing society, which creates a successful pharmacist who is familiar with all aspects and aspects of the pharmaceutical process, which is in line with the University of the Future’s keenness to provide world-class educational services and the latest advanced educational patterns and transfer Technology and innovation, and interaction with the community in its various institutions, pointing out that the University of the Future is always working to promote academic excellence and the development of education as an imperative to achieve sustainable development and spares no effort to cooperate with all parties from the public and private sectors in order to achieve this.

The signing ceremony of the protocol was attended by Dr. Iman Fathy, Executive Director of the Continuing Professional Development Center at the Egyptian Medicines Authority, representing the authority, in their belief in the importance of building and developing the capacities of human cadres and the important role of partnerships between the various sectors in the country, which aims to prepare students early and qualify them for the labor market in an efficient manner. Professional specialist. Dr. Eman confirmed that among the ambitious goals of the Egyptian Medicines Authority since its inception is to work on developing the skills of students and recent graduates and to provide them with the necessary skills and competencies to keep pace with the requirements of the local and global labor market and to contribute to the development of the professional path to achieve a competitive advantage for the Egyptian graduate, as well as to support scientific research and innovation to improve the health system and contribute In developing the environment, serving society and achieving the goals of the sustainable development strategy, Egypt’s vision 2030.

Pfizer Egypt is keen to invest in supporting and developing the capabilities of human cadres working within the company and in the health sector. As a whole. It has been able to become an important center for exporting talents and competencies for the company’s branches at the global level. Egyptian workers in Pfizer Egypt represent 99% of the total employees, and the company enables female workers, who make up % of colleagues, to reach various senior positions within And outside Egypt. The company is also keen to develop the capabilities of workers in the health care sector, as Pfizer has cooperated with the Egyptian Medicines Authority to provide various training programs for pharmacists all over Egypt to ensure the provision of safe medicine to Egyptian patients, and to communicate with patients more effectively.

The University of the Future is distinguished by the various colleges and programs that are commensurate with the needs of the regional, local and global labor market through the important colleges that it includes, namely the College of Pharmacy, the College of Oral and Dental Medicine, the College of Engineering and Technology, the College of Economics and Political Science, the College of Commerce and Business Administration, and the College of Computing. and information technology. It has received five stars in the global QS rating, which is the highest rating that can be obtained. It is also mentioned that the University of the Future tops the list of private universities in Egypt (first place) and fourth at the level of Egyptian public and private universities according to the global QS classification. International rankings for the quality of education at the global, Arab and African levels.