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Day: June 2, 2018

New Health Policy to Include Community Pharmacists, Medicine Vendors

New Health Policy to Include Community Pharmacists, Medicine Vendors

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Medical Health Practitioners in the country have recommended the inclusion of community pharmacists and patent medicine vendors in the new Task Shifting and Task Sharing Policy of the federal government.  The policy which was developed in 2014 is due for review in the current year. The experts said, when done, the implementation of the TSTS Policy would increase from the current 30 percent to 90 percent thereby improving access to quality Primary Health Care Services in the country. The TSTS was developed and rolled out for implementation in 2014 in the bid by the Federal Government to ensure Universal Access to Quality Health Care Services. The experts brainstormed at a workshop organised by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria-Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Hea
PCN seals off 280 medicine stores in Zamfara

PCN seals off 280 medicine stores in Zamfara

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The pharmacists Council of Nigeria has sealed off 280 patent medicine stores in Zamfara state for various offences, the director inspection and monitoring of the council Mrs Anthonia O Aruya has said. Briefing newsmen shortly after an enforcement exercise Mrs Aruya said a total of 365 premises comprising four pharmacies and and 361 Patent Medicine shops were visited.   She said some of the offences include operating without registration with pharmacists Council of Nigeria, failure to renew  premise licences , dispensing ethical products without the supervision of a pharmacist and poor sanitary conditions among others.   "One of the core mandates of the PCN is to ensure rational distribution and dispensing of medicines that are safe, effective and of good quality to the public and phar
Alliance welcomes WHO report on Chronic Diseases

Alliance welcomes WHO report on Chronic Diseases

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The Non-Communicable Disease Alliance has commended the report of a  WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) ahead of crucial negotiations in preparation for the United Nations High-Level Meeting on NCDs taking place in New York this coming September. The report “Time to Deliver” was presented to WHO director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus, calling on heads of governments to take responsibility for the NCD agenda, rather to designating to health ministers alone. “It is indeed time to deliver - 2018 is a do or die moment for NCDs and we need to put a brake on countries sleep walking into a sick future,” said Katie Dain, CEO of the NCD Alliance and a member of the High-Level Commission. The reports notes progress against chronic diseases has been too slo