Dr. Babatunde O. Ajisomo, the Special Representative of the President of the ECOWAS Commission in Liberia, has praised President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for being the first head of authority of ECOWAS to visit the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.In the regional body’s more than 40-year history, President Sirleaf is the first sitting Head of Authority to pay a visit to the Commission in order to know and see the work being done there, according to Dr. Ajisomo.“We were very glad to receive Her Excellency. Past Heads of Authority have just worked from their countries’ capitals and have just attended meetings but never did they come to visit with the Commission in Abuja,” he said on Wednesday.Madam Dr. Fatimata Dia Sow, ECOWAS Commissioner, Social Affairs and Gender, presented a symbolic check of US$70,000 to the Liberian Government, through the Ministry of Gender, for additional support to Ebola orphans and others in Liberia.Earlier, the ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender, recognized the leadership role played by Madam Sirleaf in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease. Dr. Sow, who was joined by Dr. Ajisomo to present the check to Gender and Social Welfare Minister Julia Duncan Cassell, added: “As the challenge abated, we continued to monitor the doggedness of the President to get rid of Ebola and also address the challenges coming from it. As a mother, the passion Mama put into the struggle is well acknowledged not only in the ECOWAS region, but the world at large.”She used to occasion to call for a moment’s silence for the nearly 5,000 persons who lost their lives in Liberia, adding: “We lost people to Ebola. The pain of the loss is still fresh in our minds.”In spite of a two year absence, Dr. Sow stated that the challenge created by Ebola remains one of the nightmares for the ECOWAS Commission; and although they continue to discuss how best to assist the victims, she indicated that they are still discussing with their partners on preparedness to deal with such challenges should they occur again in the region. Gender Minister Duncan Cassell praised ECOWAS for standing with Liberia during the fight against the deadly disease. She assured the organization that the 9,000 Ebola orphans will be reached and informed about the ECOWAS gesture. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– NEW GPC launches Children’s Phanadyl Multi-symptom Cold and FluThe 15th Annual Pharmacists’ Convention was hosted on Sunday at the Marriott Hotel in Kingston, where hundreds of Guyanese pharmacists gathered to share their opinions in the areas of paediatric medicine, emergency medicine and thyroid disorders. The well attended event was hosted by the Guyana Pharmacists’ and was declared opened by Chief Medical Officer, Dr Shamdeo Persaud. At the one day event numerous pharmaceutical companies including NEW GPC INC, POEM, Mead Johnson, Federated Pharmaceutical and ASPEN gave presentations.Michael Stuart representing NEW GPC made an informative educational presentation on Fever, Cold and Flu Management in Children, which laid the platform for the introduction of the company’s new Children’s Phanadyl Multi-symptom Cold and Flu. Local pharmaceutical manufacturer NEW GPC INC used the opportunity to launch the Children’s Phanadyl Multi-symptom Cold and Flu.Attendees visited the sponsors’ booths and interacted with the representatives during the breaks. NEW GPC’s unconventional display booth, in particular, received an influx of interest with pharmacists and doctors visiting to get a closer look of the new products. The Children’s Phanadyl Multi-symptom Cold and Flu, Xcite Sildenafil Citrate tablet and BabyCare Gripe Water were among the top products of interest. Other notables included Atorvastatin, Atenolol and Metformin Hydrochloride tablets.Many who visited the NEW GPC booth interacted with the representatives providing valuable feedbacks while benefiting from merchandises and samples from the first batch of the Children’s Phanadyl. The Children’s Multi-symptom is an extension of the popular PHANADYL brand. The brand includes the Phanadyl Tablets and Phanadyl Paediatric elixir, which are widely distributed through the public healthcare system and administered to children across the length and breadth of Guyana.