NIGERIA GOES GREEN, a Climate Change, Global Warming and Environment Control advocacy group in an attempt to further sensitise the public on the need to save our planet, has released plans to hold an Interactive Media Discourse on Climate Change and the role of the Pharma Industry. The main aim or the whole idea to stage the event according to the organisers is in pursuance of the need to “deal positively with the problems of Climate Change by creating the needed conscious awareness for Tree Planting as an antidote to Climate Change Mitigation.”
The organisers of the forthcoming one-day event reason that, with climate change high on the global agenda, the pharma industry is perceived to be well positioned to play a strategic part in emissions reduction plans. They note however, that with global warming and more severe weather patterns exacerbating a host of public health threats around the world, the industry should be gearing up to play an even greater role in studying and tackling the effects of climate change on human health and wellbeing.
The planned discourse which will see eminent pharma personalities attend the event will also see such as the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Pharm. (Mazi) Sam Ohuabunwa OFR, and Pharm. Elijah Mohammed, Registrar – Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) come together to play leading roles. Obviously the discourse is in consonance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 13 on Climate Action which looks to seeing every country in the world strengthening their resilience to climate related disasters by the year 2030.
The Interactive Media Discourse is poised to critically examine the topic, “Climate Change and Pharma Industry: The Role of Pharmaceutical manufacturers.” At the occasion, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, OFR will be the Lead Discussant while Pharm. Elijah Mohammed will be the Co-Discussant in analysing the roles of pharmaceutical manufacturers in Climate Change control and mitigation.
The event which promises to host an array of dignitaries ranging from decision makers to top pharma industry leaders, members of NAFDAC, top government functionaries, members of the diplomatic corps, officials of the UN, to top media executives, and the general public, will hold at the Radisson Hotel – Ikeja on May 9.
By Sammy Adaba