About the PSZ Awards and Recognition Program

The PSZ Awards and Recognition Program is the profession’s most comprehensive recognition program. PSZ believes it is of utmost importance to support and recognise individuals who, through their vision and commitment to their profession, are making outstanding contributions to the fields of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences. This awards program, we believe, can stimulate research, practice innovations, quality publications, and leadership development that will improve medication use and advance patient care.

PSZ’s DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Mr. CEASAR MUDONDO – PSZ’s DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

The PSZ Distinguished Service Award is the premier award. This award recognizes a Pharmacist or a Pharmacy Technologist who has provided exemplary distinguished service and outstanding contribution to pharmacy practice in Zambia that has resulted in a significant improvement in the healthcare system, services or specific sector of pharmacy practice in the country and/or the population he/she serves.

PSZ’s PHARMACIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

The PSZ Pharmacist of the Year is an individual who has made significant, influential and sustained contributions to pharmacy practice in Zambia in the year 2021, including having a positive impact on pharmaceutical care.

PSZ’s PHARMACY TECHNOLOGIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

Ms. Firm Zandala. 2021, Pharmacy Technologist of the Year

PSZ Pharmacy Technologist of the Year is an individual who has made significant, influential and sustained contribution to pharmacy practice in Zambia during the year 2021 and has had a positive impact on pharmaceutical care.

2021 PSZ’s OUTSTANDING WOMAN LEADERSHIP MENTOR AWARD

MIKA BWEMBYA MWAMBAZI

This award recognizes a Female individual who has mentored, promoted and encouraged Pharmacists and/or Pharmacy Technologists to attain leadership positions within and beyond the pharmacy profession through exemplary role modelling and mentorship. This Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technologist should personally exemplify the award’s criteria by inspiring and mentoring future leaders throughout their pharmacy career.

2021 PSZ’s YOUNG INNOVATION AWARD

2021 Young Innovation Award Winner; Zanga Muzukanji

This award recognizes a student or newly graduated pharmacist or pharmacy technologist who has demonstrated innovation that advances pharmacy practice. The award recognizes and celebrates the contributions of students and young professionals below the age of 35, who represent the very best attributes and accomplishments of student members and new graduates and have either demonstrated novelty, innovation, leadership ability (or leadership potential) of note to the profession of pharmacy.

2021 PSZ’s CLINICAL/HOSPITAL PHARMACIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

DIVINE MBAMBALA – Clinical/Hospital Pharmacist of the year

This award recognizes a pharmacist who works as a clinical pharmacist or hospital pharmacist and has distinguished himself/herself in the provision of pharmaceutical care services to patients to ensure optimal outcomes.

The award receipient must be a registered Pharmacist who is an active member of the PSZ and has served in a clinical setting for at least 2 years post internship and actively participates on multidisciplinary healthcare teams on ward rounds and any clinical/hospital related activities. This pharmacist must consistently demonstrate excellence in professional clinical/hospital pharmacy practice by providing high quality clinical pharmacy services which are evidence-based  that improve patients outcomes thereby raising the profile and role of the clinical pharmacist. The recipient should provide a model of practice that others will strive to emulate but also mentor junior pharmacists, intern pharmacists, pharmacy technologists and students