The Faculty of Pharmacy at Heliopolis University took the initiative to educate university students about safe drug use, by organizing an awareness campaign entitled “Safe Drug use”.
The campaign came as one of the goals of the field of sustainable development in health care, under the auspices of Prof. Dr. Gouda Helal, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Heliopolis University, and in cooperation with the Student Union and the Department of Pharmaceutical Practice at the Faculty of Pharmacy.
“Safe Drug use” campaign is a scientific activity for students of the fourth and fifth year of the college and a practical application of the student’s courses for the two subjects, Pharmacy Practice 2, which is taught by Prof. Dr. Jihan Fathy, Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Practice, and Pharmacotherapy 1, which is taught by Dr. Marwa Mohamed Said, a faculty member in the department.
The students collected a lot of information through courses and their research skills and published them in brochures and posters on the campus with the aim of educating other non-pharmacy students.
During the campaign, the students provided a full explanation to all attendees, including university professors, faculty members, the assistant staff, and their fellow students in all university faculties, as well as all university employees, about the importance of the safe use of medicine.
The campaign was well received by the audience because of its new, valuable, and useful information that helps in the optimal and safe use of the drug.