All Pharmacists Have Key Roles to Play in Pharmacy Evolution- FIP President

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  • Ohuabunwa, Yakasai, Mohammed other prominent Nigerian pharmacists grace FIP opening ceremony

The 21st century will be the century of all pharmacists, as pharmaceutical scientists and educators have key roles to play in the evolution of the Pharmacy Profession, FIP President, Dominique Jordan has said.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 79th FIP Congress held at ADNEC- Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate (UAE) on Sunday, the FIP president noted that pharmacists can have an active role to play in all 10 current threats to global health identified by the World Health Organization (WHO).

L-R: Mohammed Ali Neaf Ali Aldarmaki, colonel, Abu Dhabi Police; FIP President, Dominique Jordan and Saeed Al Manssori, executive director, IDEX during the opening ceremony.

Speaking further at the colourful opening ceremony attended by pharmacists from all over the world, the FIP helmsman said that by 2022, the Pharmacy profession should be able to prove that pharmacists are important players in making a difference in countries, adding that working together will enable pharmacists have huge opportunities.

L-R: Mariam Galadari, president, Emirates Pharmacy Society (EPS); Michel Buchman, former FIP president, Mubarak AL Ameri, general coordinator, Cultural Committee, 79th FIP Congress and other dignitaries during the opening ceremony.

He stated further that decreasing the gaps in Pharmaceutical Science, practice and education between different regions of the world is among the aims of a new FIP strategy.

The opening ceremony was graced by distinguished pharmacists from Nigeria among whom were Pharm. (Mazi) Sam Ohuabunwa, president, PSN; Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai, immediate past president, PSN; Pharm. N.A.E. Mohammed registrar, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria; Pharm. Samuel Adekola, national chairman, ACPN; Pharm. Ignatius Anukwu, national chairman, NAIP and Dr Lolu Ojo, former national chairman, NAIP.

PSN President, Pharm. (Mazi) Sam Ohuabunwa and Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai, immediate past president, PSN (middle) flanked by other top pharmacists from Nigeria during the opening ceremony.

…….reporting from Abu Dhabi

 

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