1st JULY, 2021.

FROM THE SECRETARY’S DESK

Dear Esteemed Colleagues,

UPDATE FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 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. As it has been the tradition of the secretariat, we present to you the report of activities held in the month of June.

Registration for our 2nd Annual National Conference scheduled for July 7th – 11th which commenced in May has closed. Onsite registration would be on a first come first served basis and it will go for a fee of ₦20,000. The theme is “The Future of Pharmacy: Opportunities and Challenges”. The Annual National Conference is the largest gathering of young pharmacists in Nigeria, with participants drawn from all the 36 states and the FCT, as well as participants from diaspora.

The 5-day conference will feature panel discussions, presentations, workshops, breakout sessions, gala night, community health outreach. and more; all events have been carefully selected to promote camaraderie and strengthen our preparedness for the future of the profession in the post COVID-19 era.

As part of our commitment to improving the health of the young adult population, we have commenced the Zonal NYSC camp visitation project with Gombe state NYSC camp being the first to be visited earlier in the month. We had a health promotion talk with Corp members and NYSC staff and donated medications and consumables to the camp clinic

We joined other healthcare stakeholders in commemorating the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on 26th June with hosting a webinar on the theme: “DRUGS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE AMONG STUDENTS AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS”. It was an insightful and engaging session which left YPs in attendance better equipped to contribute their quota in the fight against the menace of drug abuse. Various state chapters also made encouraging efforts at enlightening the public about the dangers of abusing substances. It can not be overemphasized that as Pharmacists and Young Professionals, we are at the fore front in the war against substance abuse and we should painstakingly ensure we play our parts dutifully.

Classes for the Fundamentals of Global Health Research course, hosted in collaboration with the Department of Global Health, University of Washington have ended while classes for Project Management in Global Health have commenced. Classes for Policy Development and Advocacy for Global Health would commence later in the month. Kindly watch out.

We have recorded much progress concerning the non-payment of intern salaries. While some institutions have started complying, we are still working on getting others up to speed with the payment. We are confident that our advocacy efforts will yield positive results.

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.

The Leadership of PSN-YPG are working assiduously 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. See you in Abuja!

Yours in service,

Tijesu Folorunsho MPSN

National Secretary/Project Coordinator