2nd May, 2021.

FROM THE SECRETARY’S DESK

Dear Esteemed Colleagues,

UPDATE FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2021

On behalf of the National Chairman, Executive Council and the NEC, I use this medium to wish all Young Pharmacists (YPs) in Nigeria and abroad a Happy New Month and a rewarding Ramadan fast to our Muslim colleagues. As it has been the tradition of the secretariat, we present to you the report of activities held in the month of April.

We hosted our first regional professional development webinar for the Northwest tagged “INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE AND ANALYTICS” which was really engaging and educative as we are in a world where technology is fast becoming the order of the day.

We announced our partnership with Tech Care for all (TC4A), a social impact digital health company based in Belgium with impact across Africa and India. As part of the terms of our partnership, TC4A will be providing its platform, the Medical Learning Hub (MLH) to PSN-YPG for continued professional education of our members.

We had our second bimonthly webinar tagged “THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON THE PHARMACY PRACTICE” which was both impactful and unique as it was the first event to be hosted on the MLH platform based on the above partnership. It was a panel session hosting seasoned experts in the Pharma technology space.

We joined other healthcare stakeholders in commemorating World Malaria Day on 25th April while contributing our quota in ensuring a zero-malaria society. We also commemorated the World Immunization Week from 24th – 30th April with the theme: “Vaccines bring us together”.

We have been active on our social media channels with our daily programs. Do ensure not to miss out by following us on our dedicated handles.

Classes for the Fundamentals of Global Health Research course, hosted in collaboration with the Department of Global Health, University of Washington are still ongoing. Registration for Project Management in Global Health as well as Policy Development and Advocacy for Global Health has started and the deadline for registration is 31st May, 2021. Kindly register now.

In order to resolve issues concerning the non-payment of intern salaries and other matters arising, the Leadership of PSN-YPG are engaging relevant stakeholders. These include The Director of Food and Drug Services, Federal Ministry of Health, The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Head of Service of the Federation, PSN National Leadership as well as private citizens.

While some institutions have started complying, we still have some way to go. We are confident that our recent advocacy efforts will yield positive results.

The Leadership of PSN-YPG are working tirelessly to ensure YPs get the best bargain and we appreciate all stakeholders for continued support towards seeing this administration succeed.

Once again, we wish everyone a Happy New Month. Thank you and God bless.

Yours in service,

Tijesu Folorunsho MPSN

National Secretary/Project Coordinator