Sunday, June 16, 2024

Pfizer Philippines, PCOM elevate healthcare professionals’ capabilities in landmark partnership to optimize health of Filipino workforce

Pfizer Philippines, PCOM elevate healthcare professionals’ capabilities in landmark partnership to optimize health of Filipino workforce

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Pfizer Philippines Country Manager So-Myung Lim (Left) and PCOM President Dr. Anna Sofia Victoria Tamayo Salazar-Fajardo

Pfizer Philippines has partnered with the PCOM in an aim to provide educational initiatives to HCPs, promote enhanced learning, and drive excellence in clinical care.

The landmark partnership was solidified through a memorandum of agreement (MoA) signed by Pfizer Philippines Country Manager So-Myung Lim and PCOM President Dr. Anna Sofia Victoria Tamayo Salazar-Fajardo in a ceremony today at the Manila Hotel.

This milestone is a major boost to Pfizer’s goal of increasing access to quality healthcare services and information through sustainable programs and strong collaborations with health stakeholders, especially those in the medical community. This is also consistent with PCOM’s goal of promoting enhanced learning and driving excellence in patient care among its members. Ultimately, the partnership will strengthen initiatives aimed at safeguarding and promoting workers’ health, wellness, and safety. 

“At Pfizer Philippines, we are all-in on our purpose of bringing breakthroughs that change patients’ lives and in advancing our business principle ‘Science will win’. We believe that fostering collaborations across various stakeholders is vital in accelerating the ability of HCPs to address occupational health and safety needs,” said Lim.

“The initiatives that are part of this remarkable partnership with PCOM will drive not only our healthcare system, but also the Filipino workforce towards growth, especially as we continue to recover from the pandemic. We are grateful for this opportunity to work with PCOM and looking forward to the milestones that we’ll achieve together,” added Lim.

Under the agreement, Pfizer and PCOM will conceptualize, launch, and implement continuing medical education programs, specifically Continuing Professional Development through the Modular Learning System and Webinars, which are geared toward providing online information and learning.

The MoA also allows the organizations to coordinate an information drive regarding workforce healthcare and protection through vaccination with various educational channels such as webinars and chapter event, including lay forum modules cascaded to employees of corporations managed by PCOM members.

Through the partnership, PCOM members are expected to gain knowledge on the basics and current trends of relevant topics, including vaccine-preventable diseases for employees, disposition of employees with contagious disease, and post-exposure prophylaxis for employees, among others.

“We at PCOM recognize that Pfizer Philippines has the capability and resources to create collaborations and develop initiatives to advance the knowledge of healthcare professionals in relation to occupational health and safety,” said Dr. Fajardo.

“PCOM and Pfizer also have a shared belief that effective collaboration can go a long way in pursuit of continuing education for the medical community to consequently bring positive impact to the Filipino workforce, hence contributing to the recovery of our economy in the post-pandemic era. We found a keypartner in Pfizer, and we are beyond grateful to share expertise for future initiatives,” added Dr. Fajardo.