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World Pharmacists Day: Ogun PSN organises free medical Outreach to schools, correctional centres, others








The Chairman, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Ogun State chapter, Adewale Adenugba, on Sunday, disclosed that the 2023 Pharmacists Day celebration which comes up every 25th of September, would be dedicated to carrying out free medical outreach in some selected communities across Abeokuta, the state capital.

He added that the state PSN chapter would also pay visits to Correctional homes and orphanages

Adenugba said that the beneficiaries of the free medical outreaches would enjoy basic health investigation, health education, and free medication while some schools have also been selected for talks on the evils of drug abuse coupled with media engagement for continuous education of the populace.

He stated this in a statement issued over the celebration of this year’s Pharmacists’ Day with the theme, ‘Pharmacy: Strengthening The Health System.’

Highlighting the importance of pharmacy practice, Adenugba said, “In our country Nigeria, pharmacists remain the most accessible healthcare professionals in most communities, presenting available and affordable healthcare solutions to the populace and improving public health standards across the country.”

He said, “As the experts on medicines, more pharmacists could be allowed to prescribe and initiate medication. Pharmacists also have the skills to take on the management of patients with long-term conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and HIV.”

He noted that community pharmacists have shown tremendous success in this regard.

“Nigeria needs to move in this direction as it has been proven in more advanced nations if we are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal SDG-3 of the United Nations on Access to Essential Health Services.

“Pharmacy practice in Nigerian hospital settings is going deeper with improved skills through specialisation as we now have well-trained and certified Consultant Pharmacists whose practice and cadre is backed by a Federal Government gazette that hopefully would be adopted by our dear state Ogun, in a short while.”

He said the World Pharmacists Day was an initiative of the International Pharmaceutical Federation which was recognised in 2009 at a conference held in Istanbul, Turkey.

Adenugba said that the purpose of such celebration “is to draw attention to pharmacy and pharmacists, recognising the role of pharmacists in improving global health. It is also meant to encourage and support actions that promote healthcare worldwide.”

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The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker has said effective community involvement in the eradication of HIV/AIDS is pivotal to any successful response to the menace, as it is well-positioned to address both the social and cultural factors that contribute to its transmission.


Dr. Coker revealed this during a Press Conference in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, organised by the Ogun State Agency for the Control of AIDS (OGSACA), held in commemoration of 2023 World AIDS Day, with the theme, ‘’Communities: Leadership To End AIDS by 2030.


Coker emphasised the need for community to lead in education and awareness, creating access to HIV testing services, promoting social behaviour, advocacy and policy change, and preventing stigma and discrimination, among others, noting that it is essential to place community leaders at the centre of HIV plans, programmes, budget and monitoring effort.


The Commissioner, who reiterated the commitment and target of the present administration to end AIDS by 2030, pointed out that the health facilities in the state that are currently providing HIV services had increased from 198 in 2019 to 497 as of November 2023, while about 300 community testers had been engaged for HIV case findings.


She added,’’ OGSACA has created a one-stop shop for testing people for the first time and providing medical support for them, and the center has collaborated with health providers to reduce the HIV/AIDs in the communities’’.


In his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Strategy, Mr. Waheed Adeshina said AIDS would be a thing of the past in the next seven years, saying people should be ready to put an end to stigmatisation, and take a bold step to know their HIV status.

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The Executive Chairman, Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Area, Senior Comrade Lasisi Ayinde Akinsaya flagged off ILERA EKO one year free Medical Health plan for vulnerable indigents of Council at Egan Town and Isheri Osun Primary Health Centre (PHC), yesterday

While Delivering his welcome speech, the Council helmsman thanked the State Governor, His Excellency Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu for his love and passion to ensure that Lagosians are expose to sound health care.

Akinsanya advised people present to adhere to all instructions given to them by the health team of Lagos State Heart Management Agency (LASHMA).

After his welcome address, he and the principal officers of the council proceeded to the different sections of the LASHMA team for a tour and also participated in the medical tests.

Some of the Medical tests carried out are: Malaria, Tuberculosis screening, High Blood Pressure, H.I.V, sugar level, eye Test, blood and sugar level among others.

The EKO Social Health Alliance (EKOSHA) were on ground with their mobile laboratory van to support the free ILERA EKO Health plan.

The Medical Officer of Health (MOH) Dr. Mrs. Uti-Momah spoke extensively on the program.

She said the health plan is beneficial to every family in Lagos State, noting that, the target of the one day registration was to get five hundred vulnerable people registered for the health plan and so far, it has been a huge success.

She appreciated the Executive Chairman for his major contribution towards the health plan.


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Cancer: Me Cure  Healthcare Unveils PET-CT Scan Cure






Me Cure Healthcare Limited, has unveiled its first ever cyclotron and PET-CT(Positron Emission Tomographic) scan, a device that produces tracers and other radiopharmaceutical reagents which can be used to detect the physiological activities of cancer cells in the body.

Speaking at the Me Cure Healthcare Limited Special Day held at the Lagos International Trade Fair Ground on Saturday, 12th November, 2023 the Chief Medical Director Me Cure Cancer Centre, Dr. Adeoluwa Adeniji noted that cancer is no longer a death sentence as things as changed.

According to him,”one thing I want you to know is that cancer is no longer a death sentence, things have changed and one thing that we at Me Cure Cancer centre believe is that innovation is the order of the day.”

He noted that the cyclotron, which is the first in West Africa, will help to give alot of information for the special to make a right decision in treating cancer patients.

“During my residence treating, we’ve had patients coming for treatment and then come back for examination and find out that the cancer is still there, and then in those days we keep firing the treatment but now we don’t need to do that anymore, especially the hospitals like Me Cure where the PET-CT Scan is readily available.

People don’t need to travel to India or UK as the PET-CT Scan can now be done in Lagos without having to spend much”.

Mr. Anthony Igbinedion, the Head of Marketing, Me Cure Healthcare Limited, who spoke on the activities of the organisation noted that Me Cure Healthcare is a leading brand in the healthcare industry as a tested and trusted brand, it has become a household name.

According to him, “In medical imaging MRI, CT Me Cure is a one stop, in pathology today Me Cure is a reference laboratory.

Today we are very innovative and we are making it strive in the health industry base on our past experience, we’ve come with a very unique product for all Nigerians because of our life style”

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