‘Health workers’ col­lab­o­ra­tion will re­duce mor­tal­ity rate’

Daily Trust - - HEALTH - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, 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.”

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