Pharmaceutical Association of Mauritius

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Pharmaceutical Association of Mauritius
Formation1979; 45 years ago (1979)
PurposeSupport of pharmacists

The Pharmaceutical Association of Mauritius (PAM) is a professional society serving pharmacists in Mauritius. It was founded by a group of pharmacists in 1979.


The goal of the association "is to meet members' needs, encourage personal and professional growth and provide information about events, issues and continuous education opportunities,, industrial news, and a wide variety of membership activities, and to ensure the well-care of patients".[1]

The total number of association members is reaching 400 pharmacists[2] out of Mauritius' population of nearly 1,300,000 inhabitants.[3]


The Executive Committee of PAM is composed of 11 members who are elected at its Annual General Meeting, and is constituted as follows:

  • President
  • Vice - President
  • Secretary
  • Assistant - Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Assistant - Treasurer
  • 5 Members[1]

Regulatory body[edit]

The pharmacy sector in Mauritius is regulated by two laws: the Pharmacy Act 1985 and the Dangerous Drugs Act 2000.[4] PAM works in close collaboration with the Pharmacy Board of the Mauritius Ministry Of Health and Quality of Life on different matters, such as The National Pharmacovigilence.


  • In 2010 the Pharmaceutical Association of Mauritius delayed its celebration of the Commonwealth Pharmacist Day due to the General Elections being held in Mauritius and of the Football World Cup at the same time. The celebrations were finally held on 7 August, under the chairmanship of Mr Sudhir Misri (as PAM President). The chief guest, Mrs Maya Hanoomanjee, the then Honorable Minister of Health, stated in her speech that she agreed to promulgate the Pharmacy Council Bill and to revisit the Pharmacy Act to bring it in line with other countries.[5] The Commonwealth Pharmacists Day is celebrated every year on 16 June around over 40 Commonwealth countries.[6][7]
  • In November 2012, P.A.M, as a founding member of the 'Fédération Pharmaceutique de l’Océan Indien (F.P.O.I) participated actively in the 1st joint F.P.O.I/C.I.P.F* (Congrès International des Pharmaciens Francophones) conference held at the Sofitel Imperial Hotel in Flic-en-Flac.[8] The congress was chaired by Mr Jayesh Rampadarath (as PAM President).



  1. ^ a b "About Us". Pharmaceutical Association of Mauritius. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  2. ^ "List of Pharmacists practising in Mauritius". Pharmaceutical Association of Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Population and Vital Statistics". Statistics Mauritius. 2012. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Pharmacy and other Laws concerning Health". Pharmaceutical Association of Mauritius. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Commonwealth Pharmacists Day" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Commonwealth Pharmacists Association". science_technology_and_society.
  7. ^ "Commonwealth Pharmacy Day". The_Voice_Slu_online. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Congrès international des pharmaciens francophones – Faire progresser les connaissances et les échanges". Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Commonwealth Pharmacists Association". Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  10. ^ "FIP Member Organisations". International Pharmaceutical Federation. Retrieved 31 March 2014.

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