Yusuf Hassan Wada, a final year student of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS), has emerged winner of the 2019 Pharmanews PANSites Online Poll.
It will be recalled that Pharmanewonline.com commenced an Online Poll on 19 April 2019 for the PANSite of the Year Award, among six contestants, which were: Kenneth B. David; Christy Alagbe; Adebisi Yusuff Adebayo; Melody Okereke; Yusuf Hassan Wada and Jesujoba Ojelabi.
The Online Poll which lasted for thirty-four days, ended on 22 May, with Yusuf Hassan Wada, emerging the winner with a total of 1,504 votes, while Adebisi Yusuff Adebayo took second position with 1,342 votes. Kenneth B. David, was the second runner-up with 128 votes, then Melody Okereke, Jesujoba Ojelabi, and Christy Alagbe, polled 15 votes, 4 votes and 3 votes respectively.
Congratulating the winner for his success at the poll, the Publisher of Pharmanews, Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi will be presenting the award to the winner, on a date to be announced later. He has also encouraged other participants to continue advancing the course of public health in their various domains, with the hope to emerge next winners.
Wada, is a 21-year-old PANSite with a knack for advocacy on drug abuse, public health issues, research, youth involvement and Journalism.
A native of Katsina, Katsina State, he is currently an advocate and ambassador of drug abuse, Programme Coordinator of Alhannan Charity, which led the sensitization and lectures series to over 20 schools in first phase, with the aim to help educate youths on the needs, rights and struggles of addicts and those in recovery stage.
He also serves as an executive member of Arewa Drug Free; National Public Relation Officer (PRO) and Chairman, Public Enlightenment Committee of PANS; Principal Editor PEN Press UDUS; Coordinator, Publicity subcommittee of 7th African Pharmaceutical Symposium (AfPS), among others.