We not only provide high-quality medicines, but also teach Polish patients how to look after their health and improve their quality of life. We promote the principles of preventive care, implementing a number of educational programs. We also support physicians and pharmacists in raising awareness and helping patients. We help educate students and support operations of student scientific societies.
Polish National Program for Sexual Health
Sharing knowledge about health, we break social taboos, for example around such issues as the sexual health of disabled or elderly people.
Initiated in 2008, the program is in fact a public campaign which offers an innovative form and content to promote sexual health. Its aim is to educate the public about the impact of sexual health on all aspects of human life, and especially physical and emotional wellbeing and interpersonal relations.
The program comprises activities addressed to both the medical community as well as patients, their families and the general public. They include:
- projects implemented in cooperation with organizations protecting the interests of people with disabilities (such as the Foundation for Active Rehabilitation),
- art and photography contests,
- assistance for people with sexual health concerns,
- educational websites such as www.opzs.pl.
- We also run a very popular “Sex is healthy” Facebook profile.
Pressure for Life
The purpose of this awareness campaign conducted by Polpharma Group is to educate Polish people about the risks related to poor cardiovascular disease prevention and the things they can do to avoid major cardiovascular events such as a myocardial infarction or ischemic stroke. One of the principal objectives of the campaign is to measure the blood pressure of 200,000 people. Blood pressure readings are taken at big shopping centres, in winter and summer holiday resorts, at important conferences (such as the European Economic Congress in Katowice), at mass sporting events and during pilgrimages. We donate 1 zloty to the Healthy Heart Clinic in Zabrze for each blood pressure reading taken. The campaign will continue until the end of 2013. Its outcomes will be presented in the “Polish Heart” report based on the data on the thousands of blood pressure readings taken during the campaign.
The Health Zone
The aim of the program is to facilitate access to medical tests and consultations and health education for people aged 50+, most of them living in small towns. In 2012, almost 3,500 people from all regions of Poland had a health check as part of the campaign. In 2013 the “Health Zone” tent visited 15 Polish cities, where 9 cardiology and 6 ophthalmology-themed meetings were held. By the end of June 2013, free medical consultations had been provided to people living in Ełk, Sokołów Podlaski, Pabianice, Starogard Gdański, Elbląg, Puławy, Warszawa, Zielona Góra and Częstochowa.
The program has been implemented in cooperation with local Caritas centres. (LOGO) Free health check zones are organised in direct proximity of churches on Sundays. Patients can make appointments for a free health check at parish houses or offices, which makes access to medical consultations easier especially for the elderly.
Cardiology-themed meetings include cholesterol and glucose testing, blood pressure measurement, an ECG, and a consultation with a cardiologist. Ophthalmology-themed meetings include measurement of intraocular pressure, fundus oculi examination, the Amsler grid test and a consultation with an ophthalmologist.