Mia Pienaar is the Responsible Pharmacist for V-Tech Pharmacy. She qualified as a Pharmacist in 1998 from the University of the North West. Mia also has a GMP for Management certification.
Prior to joining V-Tech, Mia worked as a Line Manager and an HIV Department Manager in both the private and public sectors. She has extensive experience in training and worked as an assessor in a training academy. Mia joined V-Tech in 2015.
Resistance to Colistin discovered in SA poultry
NATIONAL NEWS – A national antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance programme has reportedly identified and confirmed the first ever known case in South Africa of resistance to Colistin.
Prudent use of antimicrobials in the poultry industry – The V-Tech Actif™ Plan
Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) has become an international topic due to the increase in trends of resistance patterns. Most developed countries put plans and strategies in place to manage AMR. This global problem and its impact on the health of people and animals necessitated the development of the V-Tech Actif™ plan.
Are antibiotics effective in treating human diseases
The World Health Organisation has indicated that there are an increasingly limited number of antibiotics available to treat human diseases effectively, and have previously issued a list of critically-important medicines that need to be protected.
Policy on responsible use of antimicrobials of the world veterinary association
The availability and use of antimicrobials for animals is essential to ensure go animal health and welfare. However, there is a risk that, as with their use in humans, the inappropriate use of antimicrobials in animals may contribute to the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
We employ 45 people which include veterinarions, pharmacists, veterinarian nurses, a verterinarian technicians, pharmacy assistants, a microbioligist, a food technologist, a physiologist and a pharmaceutical scientist.