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GHANA COLLEGE OF PHARMACIST CALLS ON GOVERNMENT FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO AID SPECIALIST PHARMACEUTICAL TRAINING

The Rector of Ghana College of Pharmacist Pharm. Yvonne Yirenkyiwaa Esseku has called on the government of Ghana to put in financial assistance to support pharmacists who want to pursue specialist pharmaceutical training.

This, she said will serve as a financial relief to many of the people who want to pursue this program but due to financial constraints end up deferring the course.

She made this known at the 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and scientific conference in Accra.

The meeting dubbed “Building Resilience Into Delivery Of Pharmaceutical Service saw 13 fellows inducted and 12 Specialist Pharmacists graduating.

According to Pharm. Yvonne Yirenkyiwaa Esseku, there is an urgent need for specialist pharmacists across the country.

 

Speaking of the theme: Building Resilience Into Delivery Of Pharmaceutical Service the deputy minister of Health, Hon Tina Mensah noted it is a call in the right direction.

According to her this will help the country attain universal health coverage, inasmuch as there is an urgent need for a strong and resilient pharmaceutical delivery system.

Hon . Mensah said the training of specialist pharmacists by the Ghana College of Pharmacists has contributed to developing an essential workforce of specialist pharmacists in healthcare for all persons in Ghana.

She underscored the challenges facing the college. Additionally that the government has put in place post covid 19 economy recovery measures which the college will not be left out of; hence her outfit will ensure the college receives the necessary support to deliver its mandate.

She seized the opportunity to congratulate the new graduates and encourage them to be resilient in their work toward humanity.

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