1st SEPTEMBER, 2021.

FROM THE SECRETARY’S DESK

Dear Esteemed Colleagues,

UPDATE FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 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 August.

We had a 2-day Professional Development workshop with two separate sessions tagged “YOUNG PHARMACSTS AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS” and “PROJECT MANAGEMENT: ITS PROCESS AND TOOLS” respectively which were both impactful and unique. It is worthy to note that these Professional Development sessions were carefully prepared in order to equip us with the needed skills to be successful professionals.

As a follow up to our securing of free slots, 30 YPs were able to attend the 13th edition of Nigeria’s Premier Retail Pharmacy Business Summit tagged  “The Panel”, an event geared at improving the productivity and outputs of retail community pharmacies which took place between 10th – 12th August. We also secured free slots for 21 YPs to receive vaccination, Basic Life Support and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation training and certification at the ongoing ACPN conference in Abeokuta. These endeavours were conceived to improve our professional competencies making us better equipped to survive in the ever-challenging terrain of Community pharmacy practice.

Classes for Project Management in Global Health as well as Classes for Policy Development and Advocacy for Global Health hosted in collaboration with the Department of Global Health, University of Washington are still ongoing. It is pertinent to note that these programs being hosted are very valuable and all should endeavour to participate in future courses.

We joined other healthcare stakeholders in commemorating the African Traditional Medicines Awareness Day on the 31st of August, 2021 with the theme: “INTEGRATION OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE INTO THE CURRICULUM OF HEALTH SCIENCES STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITIES IN THE AFRICAN REGION”.

Representatives of the PSN-YPG attended the 10th Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) Summit of Professionals which took place between 2nd – 3rd August, 2021 in our capacity as the Young Professional body of the PSN. The summit was tagged “The Critical Role of Professionals in Governance and National Development”.

We are calling for submissions for our upcoming magazine titled “The Pharmacy Post”. Submissions should be sent as word documents to psnypg@gmail.com. Submissions can be made on any of the following: abstracts, articles, poems, jokes, games, opinion posts, events and reviews.

Lastly, the electoral committee has rolled out the electoral guidelines for the upcoming National elections in November. I enjoin all prospective candidates to abide by them while calling upon capable and qualified YPs to contest for suitable positions.

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.

Yours in service,

Tijesu Folorunsho MPSN

National Secretary/Project Coordinator