90th PSN National Conference
Countdown to the 90th Annual National PSN Conference, "Abia State 2017"
Abia State 2017, location for the 90th PSN National Conference
PSN President Pharm Yakassai receiving an award at DUPHAT 2017 Dubai
The current Duphat 2017 in Dubai saw the PSN president presenting a paper on the topic "REVIEW OF THE IMPACT OF MOBILE AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM (MAS) IN THE FIGHT AGAINST FAKE AND COUNTERFEIT MEDICINES IN NIGERIA-COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS AND MANUFACTURERS' PERSPECTIVES
DUPHAT 2017 Events
The PSN President with various delegates at the Duphat 2017 Dubai Conference.
At one of the Exhibitors at the DUPHAT 2017 Dubai Confernece
Pharm Yakasai with one of the Exhibitors at the DUBAI DUPHAT 2017 Conferences.
DUPHAT 2017 DUBAI
Pictures from Dubai DUPHAT 2017
Pharm Ahmed Yakasai with his award at DUPHAT 2017
Certificate of participation at DUPHAT 2017 Dubai
According to World Health Organization, approximately 5% of the world’s population carries trait genes for haemoglobin disorders, mainly, sickle-cell disease and thalassaemia.Haemoglobin disorders are genetic blood diseases due to inheritance of mutant haemoglobin genes from both, generally healthy, parents. Over 300 000 babies with severe haemoglobin disorders are born each year.The health burden of haemoglobin disorders can be effectively reduced through management and prevention programmes.Sickle cell disease is common among the African, Asian nations and amongst people who do not have...
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has disclosed that the National Health Policy of the present federal government has changed, asserting that the country has no business importing drugs. Professor Adewole spoke in Benin City, the Edo State capital on the occasion of the inauguration of projects embarked upon by the outgoing Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Professor Michael Ibadin.
There are 12, 740 licensed pharmacists in the country, the Registrar of the Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria, (PCN), Elijah Mohammed, has said. Licensed pharmacists are those licensed to practice in the industry. Mohammed, who disclosed this during a consultative meeting with Funding/Implementation partners in Abuja on Saturday, said there are over 21,000 registered pharmacists in the country.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Plateau Command on Saturday handed over 5580 kg of expired drugs and medical devices and 2652 kg of psychotropic substances it seized from a warehouse in Jos. Mr Ibrahim Braji, NDLEA Commander while handing over the seized expired drugs and medical devices to the Zonal Director of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mrs Josephine Dailyi, said that the agency seized the drugs from the warehouse of one Jude Okoye, an alleged notorious psychotropic drug dealer.
The United States on Friday in Abuja signed 469 million dollars (about N147.5 billion) Country Operation Plan (COP) to support HIV prevention, care and treatment programmes in Nigeria. The COP was signed by the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador-at-Large, Deborah Birx, and Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Sani Aliyu. The ceremony was witnessed by the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, who said “Nigerian is working with the embassy and others are committed to changing Nigerian history for better”.
Generic Drugs Review
According to IMS Health, by 2020 it projects annual use of medicine will hit 4.5 Trillion doses, up by 24 percent. More than half of world's population, which is expected to exceed 7.6 billion in 2020 will be taking more than one medicine dose per day! http://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/pharma/generic-vs-brand-laudable-effort-but-must-engage-all-stakeholders-dr-sanjiv-kumar/58565472
Pharm. Ahmed I Yakasai, President, PSN
Press Release - Global Conference on Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Education,held in Nanjing in China, November 2016
Press Release - Pharmacists and Scientists can take the lead in reducing the environmental impact of medicines, FIP says. click to read more
FIP Statement of Policy Environmentally Sustainable Pharmacy Practice: Green Pharmacy
Preview of the programme; 76th FIP Congress click to read more:
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