Sun, 2 Oct 2022

 

World Health Day: PSN President, Pharm Cyril Usifoh, felicitates Nigerians, expresses displeasure over poor health system in Nigeria
 
By: News Editor
Thu, 7 Apr 2022   ||   Nigeria,
 

On the occasion of World Health Day, the president of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Pharm Cyril  Prof. Cyril  Odianose Usifoh , has felicitated Nigerians at home and in Diaspora.

In commemorating the annual World Health Day today, April 7th, 2022, he expressed hope as the president of PSN that Nigerian will use this occasion to revolutionise the country’ health sector.

Usifoh further said that the current health care status in the country is not encouraging.

“The celebration is nothing to write home about if people are dying because they don’t get good health care and there is increase in maternal death”, he stated .

The erudite Professor of pharmacy said there is hope for change if Nigeria keeps doing it better day by day.

“The government and stakeholders should focus on Primary Health Care in the country while we, the Pharmacists, will prevent illnesses and diseases from occurring.

“On behalf of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, we wish Nigerians and in Diaspora Happy World Health day, however, we hope for change in our health system,” he submitted.

As World Health Day has been annually observed today, April 7th, since 1950, the World Health Organisation (WHO) titled this year anniversary; Our Planet, Our Health, which serves as timely reminder of inextricable link between the planet and our health as the burden of noncommunicable and infectious diseases rises alongside growing incidence of climate-related challenges.

According to WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, “Climate change is manifesting in increasing temperatures, rising sea levels, changing rainfall patterns and more frequent extreme weather conditions.

“WHO estimates that more than 13 million annual deaths globally are due to avoidable environmental causes, including the climate crisis.

He hereby urges all Member States to urgently initiate adaptation and mitigation actions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tag(s):
 
 
Back to News