Erin Nunan (centre) pictured with other award recipients.

Erin Nunan wins PSA Early Pharmacist of the Year Award – July 2016

We congratulate our Developing Countries Program Manager, Erin Nunan, on receiving the Early Career Pharmacist of the Year award at the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia 2016 Excellence Awards.

The award is based on significant achievement in an area of excellence within the year or a recent period. The Early Career Pharmacist of the Year receives the PSA Excellence Awards Medal.

This is well earned recognition for Erin’s amazing work in developing countries – she left Australia in 2008 to improve the lives of thousands of people working in difficult, remote communities across the world.

Erin has worked in the Solomon Islands where she supported the development of the Solomon Islands Adult Standard Treatment Guidelines and Children’s Standard Treatment Guidelines.

She subsequently worked with the World Health Organisation to draft the Solomon Islands’ National Medicines Policy, and after a brief stint as a pharmacist with Aspen Medical in Timor-Leste, worked on HIV programs in Swaziland, which has the highest HIV rate in the world.

We are very proud of Erin’s achievements and congratulate her on this prestigious award, and we are reassured this background and experience is a wonderful asset for the TG Foundation, particularly in our Developing Countries initiatives.