PSGH Elects Pharm. Donkoh As New President

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) has elected Pharm. Samuel Kow Donkoh as its new leader for a two-year term. The election of Pharm. Donkoh took place at the PSGH Annual General Meeting, held from September 8-10 2021, where elections were conducted for new national executives. The other national officers elected were Kwabena Asante Offei, Vice President, Silas Agyekum, Honorary Treasurer and Dr. Richmond Adusa-Poku, Executive Member.

The newly elected PSGH executives taking their oath of office.
He also served in other pharmacy related associations prior to becoming PSGH President, including President of Pharmaceutical Importers and Wholesalers Association (PIWA), from 2015 to 2017 where he was instrumental in the negotiations for the removal of VAT from selected medicines in Ghana, both locally manufactured and imported.
In his acceptance speech, during the swearing in and handing over ceremony, Pharm. Donkah thanked all those who helped in his successful election especially his media team which leveraged on the use of technology to reach its target audience.
He promised to “work and to deliver on my promises, which are all captured in our 10-year Strategic Plan, is to assure you that we can do it, if we believe.”
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri : posted on Daily Guide Network website. 17/09/21

Suspension Of Bachelor Of Pharmacy As A Registrable Qualification

The Pharmacy Council is mandated by the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act 2013, ACT 857 to ensure that the education and training of pharmacists and any other pharmaceutical support staff are carried out at approved educational institutions for efficient pharmacy practice among others.

The Pharmacy Council therefore wishes to inform the general public that, the minimum registrable qualification as a pharmacist in Ghana shall NO LONGER include the BACHELOR OF PHARMACY (BPharm) degree effective JANUARY 2022.   The qualification(s) recognized by the Board that entitles a person to be registered as a pharmacist in Ghana includes the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) degree.

The registration of foreign-trained pharmacy graduates shall be in accordance with Section 84 of the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act 2013, ACT 857 which states inter alia that a foreign-trained person may be registered as a practitioner if he/she has proof of qualification and registration to practice in that person’s country of origin or where that person was trained.