The President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr Francis Adedayo Faduyile and all members of NMA have felicitated with the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, all Pharmacists in Nigeria and all over the globe on the special occasion of the World Pharmacists Day.
The NMA President says the theme for this year’s celebration: “Pharmacists: your medicines experts” is a reflection of the important and key role played by Pharmacists within the healthcare team globally.
“In line with the theme for this year’s celebration, we urge the PSN to reflect on the poor health indices of Nigerians and come out with the roles you can play to stem the ugly tide”.
“The prescription right abuse with the abuse of narcotics as well as codeine needs the concerted efforts off all stakeholders to curb the menace”.
“We also wish to reiterate our commitment to maintain the already established cordiality and collaboration with your members, ensuring harmony within the health sector for the benefit of the patients,” Dr Faduyile added.
The International Pharmaceutical Federation, FIP, had in 2009 designated 25 September to mark the annual World Pharmacists Day.
FIP encourages pharmacists to use this day to organise activities that promote and advocate for the role of the pharmacist in improving health in every corner of the world.