1st OCTOBER, 2021.

FROM THE SECRETARY’S DESK

Dear Esteemed Colleagues,

UPDATE FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 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 Happy Independence Day. As it has been the tradition of the secretariat, we present to you the report of activities held in the month of September.

We commemorated the World Pharmacist Day which had the theme: “Pharmacy: Always Trusted For Your Health” by having a week-long event which included video series on the different fields of pharmacy practice, sharing of facts and history of the profession, a community health outreach in Edo and Kano states as well as the closing virtual interactive party. State Chapters were not left out as YPs also joined in making the day a memorable one. Kindly find  a photo splash of the event via WPD Pics

The Community Health Outreach focused on the contraceptive misuse and abuse, where misconceptions about contraception were cleared while advocating for improved usage of contraceptives. The role of pharmacists in contraception were clearly spelt out, with focus on equipping the populace with the required information to make informed decisions regarding family planning.

The Virtual Interactive Party featured a webinar session on three topics including: “Leadership and Professional Associations: Veritable Tools in the Pharmacy Profession”, “Pharmacists as Agents of Trust in the healthcare System” as well as “Fostering a Healthy Patient-Pharmacist Relationship Through Trust”. There were also different categories of games where lots of freebies were won. Overall, it was an impactful and fun filled session and we want to use this opportunity to wish all Young Pharmacists a Happy World Pharmacists Day.

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 have ended. It is pertinent to note that these programs being hosted are very valuable and all should endeavour to participate in future courses.

Submissions for our upcoming magazine titled “The Pharmacy Post” as well as nominations for the upcoming National elections in November have ended. I enjoin all candidates to abide by the stated guidelines while shunning all forms of calumnious campaign.

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