Nelson Leader : March 28th 2013
7 THE NELSON LEADER, MARCH 28, 2013 NEWS 5169166AA Here to help: Victory Square Pharmacy owner Deirdre Magee, left, and interpreter Zember ''Mu Lo'' Peh. PHOTO: MATT LAWREY Pharmacy has an interpreter By MATT LAWREY In a sign of the times, Victory Square Pharmacy is trialling an interpreter to help it serve members of Nelson's former refugee communities. Zember Mu Lo'' Peh, who speaks Kayan, Burmese, Kayah, Thai and English, is working at the pharmacy on Thursday afternoons and all day Friday. Victory Square Pharmacy owner Deirdre Magee said Zember was able to communicate with most refugees from Myanmar. We have around 500 refugees on our pharmacy system and we want to ensure that all refugees have the same access to advice on the safe use of medicines as everyone else in New Zealand,'' she said. Zember, who is of the Kayan eth- nicity and originally from Myanmar, spent 20 years in a refugee camp in Thailand before coming to New Zea- land four years ago. She told The Leader she had had been interested in pharmacy for some time and was enjoying the trial. I learn new things every day and feel really good,'' she said. I think my dream has come true.'' The trial is for six months and is being funded by the Nelson Marlbor- ough District Health Board and Vic- tory Square Pharmacy.
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