Lagos — President of the Pharmaceutical
Society of Nigeria (PSN), Pharm. Ahmed
Yakasai, has said the recent collaboration
between pharmacists and other
colleagues in the health sector has
started yielding positive outcomes.
He said collaboration and team work was
sine qua non to the delivery of improved
healthcare services in the country. It
would also reduce mortality rate arising
from some chronic diseases, he added.
Yakasai stated this at the 10th annual
scientific conference and exposition of the
Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and
Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas
(NAPPSA) held in Las Vegas, Nevada in
the United States of America recently.
The theme of the conference was,
“Delivering Healthcare Through a
Multidisciplinary Team Approach” which,
according to the president, “is particularly
interesting because clinical care is
becoming increasingly complex with
aging populations, increase in the
incidence of chronic diseases like
diabetes, cancer, HIV/AIDS and
occurrence of co-morbidities.”