Young Nigerian Pharmacist Wins International Pharmacy Award Grant
A fresh Pharmacy from University of Uyo, Aniekan Ekpenyong has won the prestigious International Federation of Pharmacists FIP Young Pharmacist Group Grant for professional innovation, which is usually granted to carry out a project in any area of pharmacy.
This is the first time an African is a recipient of the award. The YPG Grant for professional innovation consists of € 1000 for the implementation of the project, complimentary registration for FIP Congress in Korea 2017, a return APEX airfare and hotel accommodation to attend the 77th FIP congress in Seoul Korea 2017.
Other notable young pharmacists from Nigeria who were awardees at the just concluded 2016 FIP Congress in Argentina included Oscar Ekpeyong who won the 2016 FIP Mike How Travel Grant and Ijeoma Okafor who won the FIP Congress travel grant for the African Region. She also got selected to be part of the inaugural set of FIP-YPG Mentorship programme, which would last for a year till 2017. She was assigned to Professor Parisa Aslani from Australia.
This is coming on the heels of yet another achievement from a young pharmacist from Nigeria, Seun Omobo who made history by being the first African to occupy the seat of the FIP Young Pharmacist Group YPG Chairperson in 2015.