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Shabeerah Ramkhalawon

Mauritius & Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, 2013

I have completed my Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) course and was awarded the degree (in absentia) on 11 December 2015 at the NMMU graduation ceremony in Port Elizabeh. I have returned to my home country, Mauritius since February 2015 after submitting the final thesis. I have been working as a community pharmacist in a private-owned retail pharmacy since June 2015. I have completed a short Pharmacy Managament course with the Open University of Mauritius in June 2016. I am currently completing a long-distance course on antibiotic stewardship managed by Prof Debra Goff (expert in antibiotic stewardship) with the Ohio State University in USA. I intend on contributing to and actively partiticpating in antibiotic stewardship activities in Mauritius. These occur mostly within the public health sector where I am applying for a post as pharmacist. I hope to be succesful in my endeavours whereby I can apply the knowledge gained during my Masters degree to the health sector in Mauritius. On a personal level, I am now married since June 2014 and gave birth to a baby girl in January 2015.

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