Global Pharmacy Education and Practice in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

March 31, 2022
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST
Illustrated World Map populated with people.

Part Three of the International Webinar Series

Hosted by AACP

World Leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 by outlining 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their targets and monitoring indicators in order   to promote Environmental, Social, & Economic Sustainability globally for the next 15 years. The ultimate aim of this global developmental framework is to eliminate poverty, hunger, illiteracy and disease, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all peoples. These goals include SDG3 (Ensure Healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) and SDG17 (Partnership for Development).  

All countries around the world are expected to report annually to the UN secretariat regarding their extent of progress towards the goals in their respective countries to facilitate the global monitoring and tracking of these developmental goals. Global Pharmacy education and practice would need to adapt to the changing needs and expectations of society with respect to this global framework, especially so for SDG3 and 17. 


  1. Outline the key elements of the Sustainable Development Goals with special reference to SDG3 and 17.
  2. Discuss the educational needs and teaching strategies required to equip pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists with the requisite knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes for effective contribution to SDG 3 & 17.
  3. Demonstrate SDG 3 and 17 in action in the day to day work of a practice faculty.


Frances Owusu-Daaku, PhD, MSc, BPharm
Faculty of Pharmacy
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST)
Kumasi, Ghana


Joyce Addo-Atuah, PhD, MSc, BPharm
Associate Professor
Touro University, College of Pharmacy, New York
Chair, Global Education SIG of AACP
F. Amah Nkansah, PharmD, MS, EMBA
Consultant Clinical Pharmacist/Visiting Lecturer
KNUST & Legon 
Deputy Director of Pharmacy
Korle Bu Teaching Hospital
Accra, Ghana

Roman Fazylov, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor
Touro University, College of Pharmacy, New York
Clinical Pharmacist-Internal Medicine
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY