Why Pharmacists Are Critical To Primary Care In Southeast Asia

Pharmacists are critical to primary care. They are often the first point of access to healthcare because they are easily accessible to the public: they are often available 24 hours a day, protect confidentiality, do not require scheduling an appointment, and do not charge consultation fees. In fact, according to a 2005 study, individuals who live in regions with high numbers of primary care providers, like pharmacists, have better health outcomes than those who do not. However, pharmacists in developing regions like Southeast Asia are not being utilized to their full potential because their place in healthcare is not yet established. Therefore,

Five Ways Women Pharmacists Make A Difference

mClinica’s SwipeRx – Southeast Asia’s largest digital network of pharmacy professionals – supports women pharmacists through community and free continuing education. Before SwipeRx was available, pharmacists had to attend offline training events, often held in metropolitan areas. These events required that pharmacists pay to attend, take time off from work, and travel to training centers (sometimes far away) to fulfill their legal CPD requirements. This imposes a disproportionate burden on women, rural, and lower-income pharmacy professionals – a burden that SwipeRx seeks to resolve.  The latest figures reveal that out of the 101,728 pharmacy professionals using mClinica’s SwipeRx, a whopping 70%

Miss SwipeRx crowned at Hanoi University of Pharmacy’s Miss Pharmacy Hanoi Pageant

The Hanoi University of Pharmacy recently hosted the fifth biennial Miss Pharmacy Hanoi pageant on November 3rd, 2018, sponsored by Singapore-based health startup mClinica. For the first time ever, a Miss SwipeRx was crowned this year.  The Hanoi University of Pharmacy has organized the Miss Pharmacy Hanoi pageant every other year for the past decade. This past year, mClinica joined in to sponsor the most successful event yet. Taking home the title this year as well as cash prizes, vouchers, and a scholarship, Miss Do Phuong Loan, #4, wowed the judges with her intelligence and flair. She also charmed audiences

AYPG and SwipeRx sign official partnership

The Asian Young Pharmacists group (AYPG) has signed an official partnership with SwipeRx, a platform for pharmacy professionals created by mClinica. SwipeRx, already hosting a bustling network of pharmacy professionals across Asia, will serve as a communication platform to keep young pharmacists informed of events, updates, and announcements, as well as attracting new young pharmacy professionals to the community. Founded in 2011, the AYPG is a coalition representing young pharmacists from throughout Asia, focusing on youth interest in the profession. The group originally began with six members representing Malaysia, Taiwan, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, and South Korea. It has grown

mClinica CEO Farouk Meralli speaks on final day of 2018 FAPA Congress

Farouk Meralli, CEO of Singapore-based startup mClinica, spoke on the final day of the 27th Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations (FAPA) Congress, held on October 24th-27th in Manila, Philippines. Meralli’s speech focused on the evolution of pharmacy in Asia, ensuring sustainability and social relevance through innovation and technology. FAPA hosts its Congress biennially, welcoming pharmacy professionals from throughout the Asian region and beyond. This year, 1500 attendees gathered in Plenary Hall on the 27th to listen to closing speakers Dr. Doralyn Dalisay, mClinica’s Farouk Meralli, and Dr. Jonathan Chu. The event’s theme centered around pharmacy’s role in contributing towards global