Pharmaceutical Board Discloses plans for February confab in Sierra Leone

The Pharmaceutical Society of Sierra Leone led by the out going president of the West Africa Post Graduate College of pharmacists on Tuesday 22nd January 2008 called on the Minister of Health and Sanitation Dr. Soccoh Kabia.

The purpose of the visit was to brief the Minister about plans for the Society’s forthcoming conference scheduled for February this year.

Briefing the Minister and Senior officials of the ministry at his Youyi building office, the outgoing president of the West African Post Graduate College of pharmacists Mr. Ade Yeme Johnson intimated that the Society highly appreciates the Minister’s appointment and invites him to the formal opening ceremony of the International Conference for pharmacists supposed to take place on February 11, 2008.

An in-house workshop will precede the actual opening ceremony thus stretching the entire exercise from the 9th to the 14th of February.

Participants are expected from other countries in the West African sub region.
Pharmaceutical activities in all the members states, Mr. Johnson said would form one of the high points in their deliberations.

The President told the gathering that the meeting was last hosted in Sierra Leone five years ago and appealed to the ministry for the usual support it had always given to such an occasion.
The Registrar of the Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone, Mr. Michael Jack Lansana and the outgoing president of the Pharmaceutical Society Sierra Leone Mohamed Sowa also stressed the need for such support.

The Health and Sanitation Minister, Dr. Soccoh Kabia expressed appreciation for the visit and iterated the importance of the forthcoming appraisal conference of the West African Post Graduate College of Pharmacists.

Responding to some of the requests made, Dr. Kabia said he will, together with the professional and administrative heads of his ministry endeavour to address them for the usual assistance expected of the ministry.

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