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Prof. Isaac Folorunsho AdewoleMedical lab scientists want equal attention for all professional groups
AFTER a long wait, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, November 11, 2015, appointed Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole as the new of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with Dr. Osagie Ehanire as the Minister of State for Health, and Dr. Amina Shamaki as Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH).

Meanwhile, stakeholders have charged the new minister to ensure harmony in the health sector especially intervening in the perennial disagreement and battle for supremacy between doctors and other health workers; and universal health coverage.

Doctors under the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) and Guild of Medical Directors (GMD) have been at loggerheads with other health workers under the umbrella of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Allied Health Professionals Association (AHPA) over the headship of the sector.

JOHESU/AHPA had advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to appoint a medical doctor as the new health minister if he wants lasting peace and industrial harmony in the sector.


Ahmed Yakasai• Recommends amoxicillin dispersible tablet, Lo-ORS/Zinc as first line treatment in childhood pneumonia, diarrhoea • Chioma Umeha of Daily Newswatch becomes pioneer recipient of Ben Ukwuoma Memorial Award 
Pharmacists under the aegis of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) have among other things approved satellite pharmacy concept, endorsed new drug distribution flow chart pattern, and canvassed improvement in immunisation policy.

They advised the federal government to adopt amoxicillin dispersible tablet and low-osmolarity oral rehydration solution (Lo-ORS)/Zinc as first line treatment in childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea respectively, in line with World Health Organisation (WHO)/United Nation Children Education Fund (UNICEF) guidelines.

Zinc supplements given for 10 to 14 days together with Lo-ORS are recommended for the treatment of childhood diarrhoea.
The PSN in a communiqué released at the end of its 88TH Annual National Conference tagged “Unity 2015” held, last week, in Abuja, approved the satellite pharmacy concept, which is geared towards guaranteeing universal access to quality, safe, efficacious and affordable medicines in underserved communities in Nigeria.


WPD image main v3.1The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) strongly encourages all pharmacists and their associations across the globe to participate in World Pharmacists Day on 25 September.  This year’s theme is:

“Pharmacist: Your partner in health”

Medicines must go hand in hand with pharmaceutical expertise, or in other words, with pharmacists. This is a partnership essential to the responsible use of medicines. But other partnerships are also important. Every day three million pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists around the world act as partners to patients, other health care professionals and other scientists, throughout the whole supply chain and with the shared vision of better health.

Across the globe our profession is clearly demonstrating all the requirements of great partnerships; shared goals, commitment, vital skills and rapport, as well as the ability to have difficult talks and to overcome obstacles.

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CLICK HERE -World Pharmacists Day 2015: celebrate and promote our profession 

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FIP calls on you to celebrate our profession and its many partnerships this September. Use World Pharmacists Day to promote the valuable role we play — and could play — in bringing about great health for all. 

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