In production since 1961, the Nigerian Journal of Pharmacy (NJP) has successfully become the most iconic print of science and society news in Nigeria. With contributions from the Academia, hospital pharmacy practice, community pharmacy practice, industrial pharmacy practice, public health pharmacy practice and other technical specialties, it remains a rich resource for the state of the art and science of Pharmacy practice in Nigeria.
The Nigerian Journal of Pharmacys legacy edition promotes and celebrates leadership and development through political leadership in the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria. In this edition, we celebrate none other than the President of the PSN, Honorary Consul General of Pakistan to Nigeria, the Enyi Dioranma of Umuzike 1 of Orlu, the Amanyabo Ikiabo of Kala-Ogoloma Kingdom, Alhaji Ahmed I. Yakasai, FPSN, FNAPharm, FPCPharm, FNIM, FPEFON as he bows out of the office of the PSN president. Haven had an accomplished run in the last three years, uplifting the profession of pharmacy, we take a look at some highlights of his presidency. The editorial board wishes him fulfilling years ahead.
In this issue, we take a deep dive into the issue of medicines quality, an important issue affecting treatment outcomes and resulting into higher than average morbidity and mortality. We x-ray, through the eyes of an expert, efforts being made to assure the quality of medicines produced locally. The Promoting Quality of Medicines programme in Nigeria is a USAID/ USP that works with NAFDAC, Local Manufacturers and other patners to strengthen national regulatory systems, increase capacity to detect substandard, falsified and unapproved medical products, increase supply of quality assured essential medicines, and increase evidence based decision-making.
Also, in this edition we consider the often overlooked Youth population and service provision to this subset of the population of Nigeria. The Nigerian policy environment is changing rapidly, this CPD article uses a case work to help you understand provision of contraceptice services to Youth and stimulate your interest to learn more.
The research section is filled with original research, from natural chemistry to regulatory science and drug development. We have submissions from the wide array of the pharmacy specialties. It promises to be a useful resource for those interested in new methods and applications. We have also published the abstracts submitted for the conference.
These and many more make up the fantastic piece in your hand. We look forward to your reviews and letters to the editor.
Editor In Chief