Shakti Foundation has taken initiatives to conduct a model pharmacy project in different districts of Bangladesh including Dhaka to increase health awareness among the disadvantaged people as well as all the members of Shakti. Although, there are around 200 model pharmacy projects that are currently running in Bangladesh but there is no single women-friendly model pharmacy till now. For this reason, women are unable to get any counseling while buying medicines from the pharmacies. Besides, there is no proper environment at any of these model pharmacies where women can discuss about their problems as well as can get counseling on physical hygiene, period related problems, and how to use sanitary napkins. Because of all these reasons, Shakti has decided to create a model pharmacy project that would be handled by expert women pharmacists and where women can get their necessary counseling while buying medicines.
Shakti is going to launch Shakti Pharma under its Health program as a different project. As there are about 1,00,000 members of Shakti and their families living in Pallabi, Mirpur area, so, an initiative has been taken to conduct Shakti's first model pharmacy here. The main objectives of Shakti Pharma are:
To facilitate the purchase of quality assured and 100% genuine medicines.
To sell medicines and create awareness for taking medicines among the people of Shakti and others with the help of skilled female pharmacists.
To provide a women friendly environment for all women so that they can buy medicines without any hesitance.
To facilitate the preservation of medicines and vaccines at proper and regulated temperatures.
To provide women with proper counseling service with the help of skilled female pharmacists.