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Day: June 29, 2018

Community Pharmacists Action (COPA) Centre Celebrates Quality Care Standards

Community Pharmacists Action (COPA) Centre Celebrates Quality Care Standards

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Community Pharmacists Action Centre (COPA), an initiative of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) in conjunction with Howard University Global Initiative (HUGIN), a consortium partner with FHI360, also known as Family Health International, on Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) on Tuesday celebrated community pharmacies that met the criteria for Quality Care Standards in Community Pharmacy as developed by the International Pharmaceutical Association (FIP). The event which held at The Rembrandt Hotel, Ikeja was attended by many dignitaries in the pharmaceutical sector such as Pharm. N.A.E Mohammed, Registrar of Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria (PCN), who was the Chairman of the Occasion; Prof. Kunle Olabayo, Director General National Insti...
Chris Ukah wins 2018 Pharma Entrepreneur Award

Chris Ukah wins 2018 Pharma Entrepreneur Award

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The Publisher of PharmaTimes Health publication, Pharm Chris Ukah, has won the prestigious Pharma Entrepreneur of the Year Award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Board of Fellows (BOF) for distinguishing himself in the practice of pharmacy in Nigeria. The award was presented to him at the 2018 edition of the PSN Board of Fellows annual mid-year meeting /dinner which held on Wednesday, 27th June at the banquet hall of Sheraton Hotels and Suites, Ikeja - Lagos by the Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye on behalf of BOF. Ukah, who is also the Group Managing Director of KCH, an emerging conglomerate with interest in publishing, production and marketing of high quality essential medicines was specifica...
Nigeria Needs Additional N6b to Meet Agenda for HIV Treatment, Says UN

Nigeria Needs Additional N6b to Meet Agenda for HIV Treatment, Says UN

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 To meet President Muhammadu Buhari’s pledge on treating more people living with Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) yearly, the Federal Government would need to raise its funding with N6billion from N1.5billion to N7.5billion. Buhari made a commitment during the United Nations (UN) event on ending AIDS at UN headquarters in New York in September last year to maintain the 60,000 people living with HIV on treatment and put an additional 50,000 on treatment, using government’s finances. Figures from the Joint United Nations programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) and National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) released yesterday at the launch of the Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) in Abuja, showed that out of more than one million Nigerians