Yakasai tasks pharmacy students in Africa on evidence-based clinical practice
President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Ahmed Yakasai, has challenged pharmacy students in Africa on evidence–based pharmacy, meeting patients needs, chronic patients care especially in Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), self-medication, quality assurance of pharmaceutical care services, clinical pharmacy and pharmaco-vigilance.
Yakasai in his address during the 5th International Pharmacy Students Federation (IPSF)- African Pharmaceutical Symposium held at Pride-Inn Paradise Beach Hotel in Shanzu, Mombasa, Kenya, on Friday, June 17, 2016, said: “Pharmacy is not only a profession but it is actually a passion to save lives and I believe Pharmacist is doing one of the greatest jobs in the world with new dimensions of our practice which centred on pharmaceutical care (7-Star Pharmacist approach-1. Caregiver, 2.Communicator, 3.Decision-maker, 4.Teacher, 5. life-long learning, 6. Leader, 7. Manager, (8.Researcher), evidence – based pharmacy, meeting patients needs, chronic patients care (HIV/AIDS etc,), self-medication, quality assurance of pharmaceutical care services, clinical pharmacy and pharmacovigilance.”
The PSN President’s address is titled “7 Keys of Personal Breakthrough.”
Yakasai further stated: “Coming to Mombasa to talk to you is particularly meaningful to me as a mentor with 33 years’ post graduate experience. That means if I were to be a drug, I would have been a generic for a long time. To share my experience with you I decided to come up with a topic- 7 keys of personal breakthrough.