Sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, this award recognizes outstanding community service by a pharmacist in BC and is presented in each province. The recipient may be nominated by another pharmacist or a member of the community.
- Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Bowl of Hygeia Award 2013: Nafisa Merali
Nafisa Merali graduated from UBC with a BSc. Pharm. in 1991. She has been the foundation of NAZ Enterprises since 1995. Nafisa participated in the Telehealth Pharmacist Medication Management Program in collaboration with the BC Nurseline, the Fraser Health Authority, Northern Health Authority, and BC Ministry of Health Services, 2005-07; and participated as a practice support team leader for the BC Medication Management pilot project, 2010-12.
From 2005-2009, she was involved with Focus Canada putting together a search and rescue team of health care professionals in times of disaster, such as pandemics and earthquakes. As Vice Chair for the New Initiatives for ‘Seniors in the Ismaili Community’, she plays an integral role in developing and executing programs for seniors to increase their accessibility to external social services resources. She is also the recipient of the 2006 Achievement Award for the BCPhA Pharmacist of the Year and the 2007 Gold Award for the Burns Bog Conservation Society, “The Spirit of the Cranes” award.