Thursday, 23 February 2017

UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN PHARMACY STUDENT EMERGES BEST PARTICIPANT AT THE CERTIFICATE COURSE IN GLOBAL HEALTH PHARMACY


A student of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Ogunye Rachael Olakunmi has emerged as the best participant alongside another student of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife at the just concluded Certificate Course in Global Health Pharmacy held at Obafemi Awolowo University on 11th - 12th of February, 2017. 


The event had in attendance other several Universities, in which they did duly participated in the event, institutions such as: University of Lagos, Lagos; Igbinedion University, Okada; Madonna University, Abraka; University of Ibadan, Ibadan and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.


The course attracted over 150 participants including Pharmacists, Medical Interns, Pharmacy students, and other healthcare professionals.

It's imperative to note that the Global Health Pharmacy course is one which gives room for networking among students and professionals. It seeks to address issues of global concerns, global drug pricing, global health logistics, global access to medicines, global drug resistance, globalization and medicines and pharmacovigilance.

The certificate course introduced theories and concepts including current trends, issues, challenges and debates in global health as it relates to medicines and drugs. It furthermore provided a critical insight and understanding of the determinants that shape the current global health situation and the important role expected of pharmacists to play in addressing these challenges.

Furthermore, the course has successfully raised critical thinkers and leaders in pharmacy who are able to contribute to debates and challenges in global health, inspired and developed pharmacists who will in the near future lead advocacies for global health issues and has also provided a platform for networking with other global health leaders across Africa.

The course director and lecturer, Professor Don Eliseo Lucero Prisno III of the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene facilitated the event, Don has published in the fields of global health and public health in scientific journals and has authored book chapters. His work has been recognized by a number of international awards including the first Global Health Promotion Practice Award by the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE).

Other speakers at the event includes - Prof. Adesegun Fatusi (Provost, College of Medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife), Pharm. Adebisi Adenipekun (President, Lighhouse Global Health Initiative), Dr. Maidas Ayomide (Co-founder, AB Global Health Initiative) and Pharmacist Aniekan Ekpenyong (Pharmacy Director, AB Global Health Initiative Pharmacy Projects).

At the end of the Global Health Pharmacy course session, certificates were issued out to participants.

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