Ghanaian pharmacists to mark World Pharmacy Day

The Ghana Chamber of Pharmacy (GCP) has congratulated pharmacists for their positive effect on health care delivery in Ghana on the occasion of World Pharmacy Day.

A statement signed by the Head of Research and Advocacy of GCP, Mr Stanley Adjei and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Tuesday said the World Pharmacy Day would be marked on September  25, on the theme: “Pharmacists simplifying your medicine use, no matter how complex.”

“Today there is much to celebrate about the improve health status of many Ghanaians… Infant mortality has declined and there have been major advancements in treatment for serious diseases that once devastated the lives of thousands.”

It said change is sweeping pharmacy and health care on global scale, while a new era of healthcare development has brought with it much hope as more solutions has become available to patients and pharmacists could help with their ever more complex care.

The statement noted that pharmacists help patients take their medications in a timely and appropriate manner to ensure that they receive full benefits of therapy,

“In Ghana pharmacists are the most accessible health professionals to the public, and are in a prime position to optimise patient care through treatment advice, health promotion and consumer education.”

The statement said on this occasion of World Pharmacy Day, GCP salutes the other players in the industry including pharmaceutical distributors and wholesalers, pharmaceutical manufactures, community pharmacists and chemical sellers.

It commended the Pharmacy Department of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Ghana and the Central University College for leading the training of pharmacists in the country.

It also congratulated Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, the Professional body for pharmacists and its subsidiary unions, Government and Hospital Association, Lady Pharmacists Association of Ghana, among others.

“At this point, we single out these individuals for their role in contributing to the development of the pharmaceutical sector; Mr Ohenemg Kyei, Professor Alex Dodoo, Emeritus Prof Kwame Sarpong, Dr Yaw Adu Gyamfi, Dr Agyekum Addo, Mr Kofi Nsiah, Mrs Marther Gyansa Lutterodt, among others “ the statement said.

Source: GNA

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