(by: Mariz Kayl Reyes)
Caritas Christi urget nos!
Ramon Magsaysay Awardee (2009) and Thai Pharmaceutical Expert, Dr. Krisana Kraisintu, inspired the students and faculty of the College of Pharmacy by sharing her "Life Saving Journey" on Public Service on December 5, 2016. Held at the LRC-Mere Madeleine Hall, Dr. Kraisintu discussed her advocacies and commitment on the local production and increased access to life saving medicines while serving in the countries of Africa. She emphasized the production of the antimalarials and antiretroviral drugs or the treatments for HIV/AIDS. She shared stories on how she trained the locals of Kenya, Tanzania, Libya, Uganda and Congo to manufacture suppositories for the treatment of malaria and later on the compounding and manufacturing of antiretroviral tablets. In an open forum, Dr. Kraisintu gladly responded to all queries raised by SPUP student pharmacists and declared her desire to help SPUP to become, "a manufacturer and not merely a consumer of pharmaceutical products.”