Our Personality for this Month is Pharm. (Mrs) Modupe Adefunke Bakare

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PHARM. (MRS) MODUPE BAKARE

Pharm. (Mrs) Modupe Adefunke Bakare is the director of Pharmaceutical Services, and head of Pharmacy Department, General Hospital, Gbagada, Lagos State. She had her early education at Akoka Primary School, Akoka, Lagos; Lara Day Nursery and Primary School, Ikeja, Lagos; and Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School, Maryland, Lagos. She obtained her bachelor and master’s degrees in Pharmacy from the University of Lagos, in 1990 and 2000 respectively.

Bakare is a highly resourceful professional and mentor, with a strong commitment to making a positive impact on pharmacists, the pharmacy profession, her environment, and the world at large. In line with this passion, she has contributed immensely to the development and advancement of hospital pharmacy practice in Lagos State, as well as the successful implementation of the Sustainable Drug Revolving Fund (SDRF) programme in the state.

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Bakare has acquired several professional qualifications, including Fellowship of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP): Certificate in Leadership and Management in Health, Department of Global Health, University of Washington; and Certificates in Supply Chain Fundamentals, Dynamics, and Analytics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston. She is also a certified supply chain analyst, as obtained from the International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA), USA.

She is a preceptor to residents of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP), while also supervising and she supervises the project dissertations of students of the college.

Bakare has served as a resource person/facilitator at several capacity building programmes to improve the skills and competencies of pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. Her areas of expertise include pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacovigilance, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacy practice and administration, communication skills, among others.

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She has also attended numerous trainings, capacity building programmes and conferences, both locally and internationally.

She is a member of several professional bodies, including Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN); Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN); Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs); and the International Federation of Pharmacists (FIP),

She has received several awards, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to Pharmacy. She is a Merit Award Winner (MAW, PSN Lagos State). She also won Award of Excellence (from PSN Lagos State), ALPs Merit Award (AMA), and Distinguished Service Award (from AHAPN), among others.

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