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Friday, 6 November 2015

Nigerian pharmacist Seun Omobo emerges first black chairperson of the FIP-YPG

A young Nigerian pharmacist, Seun Omobo, has won a keenly contested election to emerge chairperson of the International Pharmaceutical Federation–Young Pharmacists’ Group (FIP-YPG), making history as the first African to occupy the position.

Seun won the election to chair the FIP-YPG which has been in existence since 2001, during the recently concluded Annual Congress of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) held in Dusseldorf, Germany from 29 September to 3 October 2015.



Omobo works  as a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO) ; managing the WHO Prequalification of Medicines Programme for Nigeria and neighboring West African countries. In 2014, her work on this project resulted in the unprecedented attainment of  WHO Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) by at four pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria (SWIPHA, CHI, MAY & BAKER and EVANS).....making them eligible for procurement by international organizations including United Nations (UN) Organizations.

She also consults as an Assistant to the Director-General (NAFDAC) on technical matters.

She is an associate of the Nigerian Leadership Initiative, She is also a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community (Lagos Hub).
She is also a commissioner for the first ever Lancet Youth Commission on Essential Medicines Policies(YCEMP).

She had previously served the FIP-YPG as the Public Relations Officer(PRO) and was fundamental to the establishment of the Young Pharmacist Group Nigeria (YPG-N) in 2012 modelled after the global group.
Omobo is also responsible for the YPG-N Professional Travel Grant, which has sponsored at least 18 young Nigerian pharmacists to international trainings within the last two years.
Nigeria was a double winner at the FIP-YPG election in Germany, as another young Nigerian pharmacist, Oluwatosin Adeyemi,a beneficiary of the 2015 grant, also emerged project coordinator of the group. Adeyemi is one of the few young Nigerian pharmacists in academia. He lectures in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Lagos.

Aside winning the project coordinator position, Adeyemi also made a poster presentation on the topic: “Assessing Beliefs about Medications for Hypertension and their Impact on Adherence” during the FIP conference.

Although, the main leadership of the FIP-YPG is a team of three elected officers (chairperson, project coordinator and public relations officer) usually from different countries, Nigerians are occupying two of the positions. A young American pharmacist, Sheena Patel, was the only other non-Nigerian that emerged as winner during the elections and she is to serve as the group’s public relations officer. They all will be serving the FIP-YPG for one-year.

The FIP-YPG was established 15 years ago as a network of FIP, mandated to encourage young pharmacists to be actively involved in international pharmacy activities and also work within the sections and organisation of FIP.

Members of the FIP-YPG are recent graduates of School of Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Sciences (within the last five years) or a pharmacist under 35 years of age.

The FIP-YPG provides a platform for connecting with young pharmacists from around the world who are seeking networks, professional innovation and support.

FIP-YPG also supports members with travel awards and research grants.

45 comments:

@lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

Congrats

GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

Congrats to you history maker.

Odibe Blessing said...

Congrat dear,keep making us proud...

christie benjamin said...

Congrats to him

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Ok

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

All d best to her and I wish her all d best. Thumbs up and more power to her elbows. Congrats to her.








Comment frm ROYAL PRIESTHOOD (royalpriesthood007@gmail.com)

DISCOVERY said...

Fine woman.
Congrats

Anonymous said...

Ah ah Lin you haven't posted the Winners of September Lib_GiveAway oh. Thank me for the reminder!

ihegboro chidi wizzo said...

Well deserved... God bless her

edDREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Beauty and brains and she is just so endowed too.....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

favour ezeh said...

To GOD be praised,congrat dear

Eric Nesty said...

Congrats mma

Juliet Iwuno said...

Congrats dear! More grease to your elbow. Linda take note!

LAURAAUJ KAHI said...

congrats to her

Ngene Olivia said...

And she's beautiful. Congrats to her.



























#iT will only get better
#iT mUsT eNd iN PRaIsE

Eric Nesty said...

Linda's finest

Juliet Iwuno said...

Congrats dear! More grease to your elbow. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Congrats dear! More grease to your elbow. Linda take note!

Angie Cape said...

Congratulations to her.
A good one for the country.

Amaka Ngenegbo said...

Congratulations girl. Keep making us proud.






















#TeamBlessed#

Amaka Ngenegbo said...

Congratulations girl. Keep making us proud.






















#TeamBlessed#

ary said...

Beauty and brains, perfect combo!

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Flawless beauty she is and I wish her all d best. Thumbs up and more power to her elbows. Big congrats to her!











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Deola Naom said...

Congrats to her

udeze obumneme said...

Congrats to her

Good news said...

My God strengthen you to do more and give your wisdom to function in your tenure In Jesus Name
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Arinze A. said...

She challenges conventional wisdom, inspires many young people and represents the country well at various levels. Well deserved! Plus, Pharmacists Rock!

Haryor Ajayi said...

Congrats Dear, she was my senior in secondary school. PGS

anita gold said...

Congrats

Anonymous said...

Arinze, no truer words hav ever been spoken...Pharmacists rock!

oladejo festus rotimi said...

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)

"After these things, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram, I am your Shield, your abundant compensation, and your reward shall be exceedingly great." (Genesis 15:1)

Anonymous said...

She's may be brilliant but got a very nasty attitude,very disrespectful and rude. i hope she makes it through her tenure before her rudeness ruins her fame.

truth said...

So she sent this message to Linda to publish on LIB and Linda left the signature of her email in the post. Nawa oh, Linda you should be coding naa, makeit seem as if you found the news yaself not that the person sent it to you.

Anyway, news of Nigerians achieveing one thing or the other abroad does not move me anymore cos our Govt are shameless old thieveing men who should be in prison, that should be our priority. Until that happens, I don't know what will save us.

admission faculty said...

Beautiful lady

preshlight said...

She resembles Stella damasus

Biola Adebajo said...

Waooo! I'm so proud of u Seun Omobo.. Congrats dear.

MAYOR BOULEVARD said...

SEEEEEEEEEEUUUUUUUUUUN,I FEEL YOU.CONGRATS TO YOU...MAYOR BOULEVARD

Blessedcutie Babes said...

Yes ooo, we rock.. Jexxx

Funmi Adekanmbi said...

Beauty wt brain...congrats dear.

Funmi Adekanmbi said...

Beauty wt brain...congrats dear.

Nkem E. said...

Congrats Ma. You are an inspiration to young pharmacists.

RareSpecie Z said...

Luv dem lips.
Such cutie.

Adelola Alao said...

Congrats to this beautiful pharmacist! Thanks for making your country proud.

Dora Michael said...

Only one babe?I tuale for u o.
Linda look alike

Ade Olasengbe said...

Congrats to her

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