Thursday, 27 May 2021

Sponsors of Brave: The Gratitude Season - nominee 2: Sonya Kolman Clinical Pharmacist - Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Johannesburg

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Sponsors of Brave: The Gratitude Season - nominee 2: Sonya Kolman Clinical Pharmacist - Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Johannesburg

"Madiba wanted part of his legacy to be the establishment of a world-class paediatric hospital where the ability to pay should not be a factor. Being part of this has been a huge honour."
- Sonja Kolman

Sonya is a clinical pharmacist who left her job in the private sector to pursue a career that allowed her to give back. She has since become a beacon of hope to patients and young pharmacists at the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital.

Sonya Kolman found her calling in the heart of the Parktown community in Johannesburg as a Clinical Pharmacist at the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital. Leaving a job in the private sector, Sonya wanted to pursue a career that allowed her to give back and jumped at the opportunity to get on board and help start the new hospital and bring Mandela's dream to life.

Sonya's desire to give back doesn't stop at her role as a Clinical Pharmacist. She actively assists in the procurement, dispensing, and handling of drug queries between other doctors and pharmacists, as well as spending her mornings working in the Paediatric ward and Neonatal ICU and her days evaluating patient medication dosage and side effects.

Beyond this Sonya also finds time to help uplift and empower young pharmacists and pharmacy assistants through tutoring, mentorship opportunities, and part-time lecturing at Wits University.

Sonya is a beacon of hope to the Parktown community, watch as they celebrate her and shower her with gratitude.

The registered NPO Sonya nominated is: Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital

For more entry criteria and to cast your nomination visit 


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Why Sponsors of Brave

With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic significant changes to our daily living have been experienced which has resulted in the dampening of the spirit of many South African residents. In light of this, and to work towards restoring belief and hope, it is Adcock Ingram OTC’s ambition to encourage our frontline HealthCare Professionals (HCPs) of South Africa, to continue to make a difference in the world and to recognise many of these individuals for their selfless sacrifice during the surge of the coronavirus infection. The HCP fraternity including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, paramedics, and other allied specialities. This campaign will allow pharmacy healthcare professionals to nominate themselves or be nominated by peers and other South African residents for a life-changing opportunity under the banner of bravery. Eight of these nominees will have the chance to share their story in a featured video and be treated to a ‘gratitude shower’ by members of their community and two lucky winners will get to pursue their ‘passion project’ through the campaign. This campaign is not just about these fearless pharmacists, but a call to action to all South African residents to recognise, celebrate and begin “THANKING THE BRAVE” HCPs in our society by nominating them for this worthy prize.

About Adcock Ingram OTC
Adcock Ingram OTC (over the counter medicines) is a leading and proudly South African healthcare company providing quality products to improve the health and lives of the communities it serves.

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