Samuel Keitanpaa represented Charles Darwin University at the Y20 Summit.
Paradoxical differences between the business of pharmacy in Australia and internationally offers the opportunity for coconstuction of programs which can be beneficial to both groups. There is the potential for pharmacies in Australia to partner with and mentor pharmacies internationally to upskill workers, improve business management skills and improve the way that international pharmacies provide primary health care. The formation of these relationships would require international partnership to address the existing issues of international intellectual property laws, trade regulations and existing health infrastructure and policies. Appropriate funding models and oversight would offer a new area for pharmacies in Australia to receive additional revenue as well as promote that ability for pharmacists to provide services outside of the fee-for-supply models. This will help meet national health policy objectives, enhance structural reform of national and international health policy as well as meet the focuses of the 2016 G20 summit.Read More