By Obidiegwu Onyeka (received 3/4/21)
The need for organizations can never be understated as when people work together collaboratively, the best results are achieved. The FIP YPG as an early career pharmaceutical organization (ECPO) itself has brought together many Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists over the years to create impact through advocacies and contributing our part as stakeholders.
FIP YPG has over the years received numerous requests to aid in setting up these ECPOs both nationally and regionally which swung it into action in developing a template to guide the establishment of these organizations. …
We are pleased to announce that three Young Pharmacists (Aniekan Ekpenyong, Lauren Blum, Ruben Viegas) were offered a role to serve on the FIP team. We believe Young Pharmacists in our network will be inspired by these three to be exceptional in whichever career path you have chosen in the field and build skills to be an exceptional pharmacist or pharmaceutical scientist.
Aniekan: Thank you for the opportunity to be interviewed by the foremost organization representing young pharmacists globally — the FIP YPG. My name is Aniekan Ekpenyong, a young pharmacist from Nigeria. I have recently been offered…
By Emmanuella Nzeribe (received 6/4/21)
Research has shown that women make more than 70% of the global health workforce. In tandem with this fact, there is a lot of evidence to show that women's leadership is very much needed in the Global Pharmaceutical workforce. And yet the higher the ladder, the lesser the number of females in the leadership positions. This gender gap simply highlights the fact that in the workforce; women deliver and men lead.
A recent Gender Gap report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2018 says that most women are underpaid in the workforce. Women make really…
By Gabriel Osei (received on 29/03/21)
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), non-communicable diseases (NCDs) claim the lives of more than 41 million people per year, accounting for more than 71% of all deaths worldwide, with 15 million of these deaths occurring before the age of 70. Non-communicable Disease prevention and management necessitate therapeutically cost-effective approaches affordable and feasible for patients and/or health systems, depending on local resources, Interventions must be framed in the context of national policies and based on NCD and risk-factor measures.
Selected approaches can help to improve health care equity in underserved communities. Priority NCDs…
By Dwi Prasetyaning Rahmawati (received 3/4/21)
Since 17th February 2021, World Health Organization (WHO) listed two additional vaccines globally. The two vaccines are versions of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccines that are produced by AstraZeneca-SKBio (Republic of Korea) and the Serum Institute of India.
AstraZeneca vaccine is made from the modification of harmless adenovirus, containing spike protein that can be found in SARS COV-2. As the protein interacts with body cells, it will the trigger immune system to generate a defense by creating antibodies and memory cells to fight the actual SARS COV-2 virus.
By the end of March 2021, AstraZeneca has…
By Lucas Ercolin (received 28/3/21)
With the advent of COVID-19 vaccines, there is hope and some euphoria for a brighter future for the rest of 2021 and beyond. Some countries have ambitious targets, the world has surpassed half of million vaccinations and some countries see a confident return to more safe conditions.
The commemoration requires some caution — There are multiple aspects that impact the global new cases’ curve, and superficial observation of the last months do not offer a clear observation of fewer cases on the average, having some countries with observable lowering on a number of cases, while…
By Estelle Yau
Every year since a resolution was adopted during the 64th World Health Assembly (WHA) in 2012, the last week of April (this year, 24–30 April 2021) celebrates the World Immunization Week.
World Immunization Week is an opportunity to raise public awareness on the importance of vaccination for global public health and the critical role of immunization against deadly vaccine-preventable diseases.
Vaccination is broadly recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health endeavors.
Active immunization saves millions of lives every year. Thanks to vaccination and immunization, many infectious diseases have been successfully controlled or even…
Pharmacists in different spheres of practice have in one way contributed to easing the COVID-19 pandemic. We are pleased to have Audrey Clarissa enlighten young pharmacists on the contribution of industrial pharmacists in COVID-19.
Thank you Audrey for joining us.
As an industrial pharmacist, may you share two of the most important experiences you had until now?
There are many important experiences but the 2 most important happened after I took over a pharmaceutical company.
I evaluated the manufacturing facility after the takeover and then decided to stop the production and renovate the whole facility. It was like…
The pandemic has revealed that more pharmacists are needed in humanitarian aid. We are pleased to have Hazem Gammoh raise awareness of the roles pharmacists can play in humanitarian aid and emergency response.
Thanks, Hazem for joining us today.
Jordan is observing a new wave of COVID-19, which is growing for the last two months. As a pharmacist from Jordan, how do you analyze this situation and its near future?
Thank you for this invitation. It is a great pleasure for me to be with you today. COVID-19 affect the whole world and at the beginning of this…
Digital healthcare is perceived as a new and promising area for all healthcare providers including pharmacists. Technologies such as telemedicine, smartphone applications, wearables, and artificial intelligence (AI) are widely being integrated into healthcare delivery. Recent technological achievements have revolutionized clinical practice, from prevention through diagnosis, monitoring to disease management, and enabled unprecedented public interest and engagement in self-care and well-being.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digital health transformation, which will have a lasting impact on healthcare services.
While digital health itself is moving forward rapidly, pharmacy education remains relatively unchanged. …
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