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Pharmacists Campaign Against Drug Abuse

Pharmacists Campaign Against Drug Abuse

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The Lagos State chapter of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) yesterday organized an awareness rally against drug abuse for residents. The rally themed, ‘’Threats to drug abuse’’ took off from the popular Allen Avenue and terminated at the Lagos State secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, where participants paid a thank- you visit to the Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Pharm (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, for her moral and financial support for the rally. Receiving branded souvenirs and T-shirts from the team, Akinbile-Yussuf, who was represented by one of her aides, Mrs Ronke Omokhodion said that she would always support initiatives that would help tackle and reduce drug abuse and other related issues confronting the pharmaceutical and health sector of the country. Speaking
NMA, PSN End Conflict, Vow to Work Together

NMA, PSN End Conflict, Vow to Work Together

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Leaders of the Nigerian Medical Association and the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria have agreed to put an end to the conflict between both organisations and to work together for the benefit of the health sector. The bodies made this decision during a meeting held on Wednesday at the Pharmacy House in Lagos. The President of the NMA, Dr. Francis Faduyile, pledged to work “harmoniously” with the PSN President, Ahmed Yakasi, foster development in the health sector. He said, “The health system in Nigeria cannot move forward if we continue to work in disharmony. It is important for the leaders of both parties to look inwards and plan for the benefit of the patients. “Over the years we have had many issues that caused a lot of distrust among us. If this continues, it will begin to affect u
Domesticate New Standard Treatment Guidelines for Pneumonia, Diarrhea-PSN to State Govts

Domesticate New Standard Treatment Guidelines for Pneumonia, Diarrhea-PSN to State Govts

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The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) yesterday urged states governments to domesticate the new standard treatment guidelines for pneumonia and diarrhoea. PSN also tasked them to ensure steady availability of Amoxicillin Dispersible Tablet and co-pack Zinc-Low Osmolarity Oral Rehydration Salt for childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea in all health facilities at affordable prices. Senior Programme Officer of PSN’s-Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PSN-PACFaH) @Scale Project, Dr. Edwin Akpotor made the call in a media chat with reporters in Abuja. According to him, the domestication of the treatment guideline, which has the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended protocol for the management of childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea, would ensure a drastic reduction of
There is no Equity or Fairness in the Health Sector – Lagos PSN Chairman

There is no Equity or Fairness in the Health Sector – Lagos PSN Chairman

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Pharm. Bola Adeniran is the Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Lagos State Branch. In this interview with PharmaTimes WAIRE EMONEFE, she speaks on the lingering issue of strike actions in the health sector and the reasons behind it. The health sector is in a continuous cycle of strikes. What really is the main reason for these reoccurring strike actions? Thank you very much. What would you expect in a country where there is injustice, lack of equity, and unfairness? A country where people are being treated as animals, in every sector not just the health sector. I would need to give you the history of the whole issue, so that you can appreciate what is being discussed. The people on strike now are in the public service, they are employees of the government.  Governme