Pharmaceutical Society Launches Magazine and Website
The National Public Relations Officer (PRO), the Pharmaceutical Society of Sierra Leone (PSSL), Alusine A. Musa launched their magazine and website on Friday 29th September 2017 at the Bank Complex, Kingtom in Freetown.
Musa made the announcement last Monday during the celebration of the World Pharmacists Day organized by PSSL, Western Area branch at the Miatta Conference Centre Youyi Building in Freetown on the theme “From research to healthcare, your Pharmacists at your service,”
He said the occasion was graced by Pharmacists professionals, health workers, Government officials and the media.
He thanked all those that put hands together to enhance the successful celebration of the World Pharmacists Day and he extended gratitude to all invitees for leaving their busy schedules to grace such a wonderful occasion.
The Chairman, Pharmaceutical Society of Sierra Leone, Dr. Mohamed Bawoh said the World Pharmacists Day has been celebrated globally adding that the theme for this year was chosen to reflect the numerous contributions the profession is making ranging from research and educating of future Pharmacists.
He emphasized that Pharmacist profession is the backbone of healthcare delivery in any sector of life and he spoke on the important of collaboration to achieve desired goal and he cautioned elders in the profession that they have responsibility of mentoring young Pharmacists.
Director of Drugs and Medical Supplies in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Basie Turay emphasized on the important of the theme and he spoke on the need to provide leadership in the Pharmaceutical healthcare delivery system and advised that research should be the focus of people in the profession.
President, PSSL, Pharm Murtada Sesay maintained that the World Pharmacists Day celebration was not limited in Freetown but also decentralized in the provinces and echoed that the day was not only a reflection to remind stakeholders on their obligations but it is also a platform to sensitize various communities on what they are expecting from them as professionals.
He described research as not a complex setting but to look for new knowledge based on evidence and he described the proliferation of counterfeit drugs in the country a big challenge for the profession. He spoke about the National Medical Supply Agency which he said was established through an Act of Parliament.
By Abdulai Mento Kamara
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