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Pharmaceutical Affairs


About Us
The Directorate for Pharmaceutical Affairs (DPA) holds a challenging and central position within the Maltese national health system as it strives to work within a tight balance between safeguarding public health and securing patient access to safe and effective good quality medicines yet in a manner that is equitable and sustainable.
Mission Statement
The Directorate for Pharmaceutical Affairs has the mission of developing and implementing equitable and sustainable Government pharmaceutical policies. It promotes excellence in patient care through assuring safe, rational and cost-effective use of medicines.
Contact Us
Address: Directorate for Pharmaceutical Affairs 
               209, Administration Building
               St Luke's Hospital
Tel: 2595 5232 
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DPA is Equality Certified by the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE) for promoting gender equality values and for the recognition of the potential of all employees irrespective of their gender and caring responsibilities.
The Directorate for Pharmaceutical Affairs received the award for the services rendered to the pharmacy profession at the Annual Pharmacy Symposium organised by the Pharmacy Department of the University of Malta, in March 2017. DPA was commended for the meticulous and high quality work carried out within the Directorate. 
During the past years, DPA collaborated with the Pharmacy Department by encouraging its employees to further their studies, provided training programmes for students required to do work placements as part of their course of studies, and offered guidance to students doing their research projects/thesis in areas related to Government Pharmaceutical Policies.
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