PSN President Pharm Yakassai receiving an award at DUPHAT 2017 Dubai
The current Duphat 2017 in Dubai saw the PSN president presenting a paper on the topic "REVIEW OF THE IMPACT OF MOBILE AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM (MAS) IN THE FIGHT AGAINST FAKE AND COUNTERFEIT MEDICINES IN NIGERIA-COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS AND MANUFACTURERS' PERSPECTIVES
DUPHAT 2017 Events
The PSN President with various delegates at the Duphat 2017 Dubai Conference.
At one of the Exhibitors at the DUPHAT 2017 Dubai Confernece
Pharm Yakasai with one of the Exhibitors at the DUBAI DUPHAT 2017 Conferences.
DUPHAT 2017 DUBAI
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Pharm Ahmed Yakasai with his award at DUPHAT 2017
Osun State government in collaboration with the Federal government and World Health Organisation (WHO) have embarked on the immunisation of children from nine months to five years across the state. At the flag off of the exercise in Osogbo, the governor Rauf Aregbesola, who was represented by his deputy, Mrs Grace Laoye-Tomori, charged parents to take advantage of the elaborate exercise.
In a bid to reduce the rising scourge of kidney disease in Nigeria, a Consultant Nephrologist, Dr. Ebun Bamgboye, has advised the government to remove duty on hypertension-related drugs because it is affecting the health sector. Bamgboye, during St. Nicholas annual free kidney disease screening, said the duty has hampered the fight against kidney disease in the country; hence, government should implement programmes for the prevention, screening, and treatment of the disease.
In appreciation of his hard work, integrity and successful reconciliation of aggrieved members, Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai, president of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has been described as a matchless bridge-builder. This much was said by Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi, managing director, Pharmanews Limited during a courtesy visit by the leadership of the Society to the office of the media house in Lagos on 14 March 2018.
No fewer than eight persons were reportedly killed by a fresh outbreak of meningitis in Bugaje ward in Jibia Local government area of Katsina State. The Information Officer in the area, Saadu Suleiman, told newsmen that the outbreak leading to the death of the five males and three females was recorded within Monday and Friday.
The Senate at the plenary on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in the health sector. Adopting a motion moved by Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi (APC,Kaduna-North), titled, Urgent Need for the Declaration of Emergency in the Public Health Sector over the Decay of Infrastructure, the Senate decried the “sorry state” of the sector.
The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria has called on the government to close down all open drug markets in the country, as failure to do so would further aggravate the abuse of drugs among citizens. Making the call during its 2018 Annual General Meeting, Chairman of the association in Lagos, Pharm. Abiola Paul-Ozieh, urged the Federal Government to keep to the December deadline for closing all open drug markets.
A landmark, historic event took place in the annals of Nigeria's Pharmaceutical sector and the healthcare industry as a whole with the launching of the PSN Foundation and the inauguration of the Trustees of the PSN Foundation by the Hon. Minister of Health, alongside the President of PSN and the Dep. President of the NMA in the presence of the Emir of Kamo, Lamido Sanusi II (ably represented). Download the Making of the PSN Foundation brochure to know more...
FIP WORLD CONGRESS, 2-6TH SEPTEMBER 2018
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Theme: Pharmacy: Transforming Outcomes!
The 2018 FIP congress in Glasgow, Scotland, invites pharmacy practitioners and pharmaceutical scientists from around the world to come together to consider ways of extending the role of pharmacists so that they play a full part in ensuring patients, and health systems, achieve full benefit from the medicines people take.
The one-size-fits-all approach is clearly failing many patients around the globe for the pharmacological treatment of disease. Pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists are uniquely trained and qualified health care professionals capable of personalising therapy for improving patient outcomes.