Empowering the next generation of Healthcare Professionals

GSK Nigeria has further exercised its commitment to developing the next generation of healthcare professionals for the benefit of patients by expanding its Young Pharmacists’ Programme and Young Physicians’ Programme (YPP) nationwide.

These series of programmes aim to build knowledge and capabilities among the next generation of Nigerian healthcare professionals through a 3-fold offering of a networking platform (mentor- protégé relationships), career development seminars, and capacity building. Our goal is to ensure that young doctors and pharmacists (with less than 5 years post-graduation experience) are empowered so that they can offer the best service to patients, while having a fulfilling professional career.

Launched in Lagos in 2014, the YPP events have been held in cities including Abuja, Enugu, Sokoto and Kano, reaching more than 1,000 healthcare professionals in the process. In 2016, the Young Pharmacists Programme will continue to engage young pharmacists through its theme ‘Thinking Out Of The Mortar’, while the Young Physicians Programme would explore seven values that could make delegates a 7-star Physician. The 2016 events are expected to hold in over 25 centres, reaching over 1,800 individuals.