UNIBEN Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian Students launch Pharmacare



AS part of events to mark this year’s health week the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian Students (PANS) of University of Benin (UNIBEN) has launched Pharmacare 10,000 to reach out to 10,000 diabetic and hypertension patients around its host community.

According to Darry Emazor, president of PANS, “diabetes is a killer disease. Many people still believe they are spells cast on them by evil doers or spiritualists to hinder their progress, but we are here to orientate the people, make them overcome the terrible diseases.”

Disclosing her findings, Jennifer Omuri of the counseling section of the scheme said one of the many causes of death is ignorance. She added that many people do not know the implications of what they eat and drink, the environment they live in and how they have been affecting their lives negatively. She stressed that she had to advise most of the people that came to her to visit the hospital, while placing some on light exercise regimen to cut down excess fat accumulation.

President, Anti Drug Misuse and Abuse Programme (ADMAP), Chinenye Ihejirika, commending PANS for affecting the lives of people in its host communities, said the programme would further tell the people that pharmacy is all about caring.

In a related development, a group, Beyond Tomorrow, South Africa, held a seminar to instill the spirit of excellence in the students.

Tagged, Black Excellence And Exceptionalism, the seminar aimed at exposing some of the challenges students face after school.

Speaking on excellence, Braimah Bello, President, Beyond Tomorrow and founder, Centre For Statistics and Research, South Africa, said, “three reasons we should aspire for excellence is that, God, our creator is excellent, we are programmed to be excellent and the world rewards excellence.
Taking the topic, The Purpose Driven Student, Dr. Adeleye Omokhua, Consultant, Community Medicine, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), said, “Purpose driven student is like a moving vehicle with a driver. The driver being the purpose and the driven being the student.”

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