NJP VOL 49 NO 1 – 2015

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Folasade O. Lawal, Oluwatosin C. Adeyemi and Chiamaka Ufondu. Identifying Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) during a Medical Mission Outreach. Nigerian Journal of Pharmacy. 2015;49(1):47-52

Bolajoko A. Aina, Epkedeme E. Ndem and Glory O. Ajayi. Evaluation of Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Community Pharmacists towards Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPs) in some South-South States of Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Pharmacy. 2015;49(1):53-61

Arinola E. Joda and Segun Balogun. Contraceptive Knowledge and Practice: A Survey of Tertiary Institution Students in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Pharmacy. 2015;49(1):62-68

EDITORIAL COMMENTS

Year 2015 has been a year of elections and changes in the country. We expect positive changes to many issues in the country and we expect that this will rub off on our profession as well.

The baton has changed in some positions in PSN NEC including the Editor in Chief.The good work of previous Editor in Chiefs continues because as Men of Honour We Join Hands. Some projects and ideas are already in the pipeline, these will be concluded while new ideas to move the journal forward will be actualized.

The elections in the first quarter of the year slowed down many things because the populace wanted to see how the wind will blow before making any serious decisions either in business or any other serious activities. This has affected the publication of the first edition of the journal this year. We thank God that there was peace during and after the elections. Handing over is around the corner too and we pray for peace.

The journal is still forging ahead with continuing education which this time around is on responding to symptoms in dermatology and ophthalmology.

Viewpoint is about Mentoring with benefits to both mentor and mentee. Healthy living too is still on course.

Original research section is not left out. Some abstracts for IBOM 2014 (PSN 87th Annual conference 2014 in Akwa Ibom) including the award winning abstract are now full papers published in this edition.

The first ever Pharmacy Education Summit of the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy in collaboration with Pharmacists Council of Nigeria and supported by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria took place between April 22nd to 24th, 2015. It was a great occasion for pharmacy education in Nigeria. The summary of the plenaries is presented here.

Enjoy reading.

Editor in Chief

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