iHeart Initiative

iHeart Initiative

We are called to give of ourselves to our patients, never to make unlawful and immoral gains from their sufferings and to ensure that we provide a form of care that goes beyond the norms of plain pharmaceutical care.  As future professionals of this beautiful land we call our home, we serve not only in the halls of healthcare, but we serve beyond these halls in ways we do not yet understand the full future impact of.

SAPSF plans to fulfil this call at a local level by all branches associated with the Federation by mandating the iHeart initiative. This initiative was started with the vision of all branches representing all pharmacy students in South Africa, to make a difference in the sphere of influence in their local communities each year.

iHeart by definition asks us as future health care providers to extend our hearts to those who are less fortunate. To not only treat symptoms and conditions, but to treat a patients humanity. Each year the initiative will be mandated by the Presidential Committee with a particular theme and focus for that particular year.

The project is aptly described by the words of a great thinker Charles H. Spurgeon, “A good character is the best tombstone.  Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered.  Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.”

For more information contact the SAPSF Vice President, contact details available in the contacts section.