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  • The Apothecary News - Vol 4, No. 2, December, 2015
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    December, 2015                                                                                                                      Vol. 4. No. 2
                    Information Source for the Pharmacist www.psgh.org/?page=Apothecary_News_V4N2


     

    Pharmacy

    education:

    Quality must

    trump quantity

    Up and Close with Pharm. Appiagyei

     

    In his own words, he is a man of few words but demonstrable works. A successful pharmacist entrepreneur, “pharmapreneur”, Pharm. Thomas Boateng Appiagyei (TBA, an acronym innovatively coined from his name by his campaign team in the run up to the elections) is a 1977 proud product of St. Augustines College. After obtaining qualification to practice pharmacy in 1987, the calm and collected man, now the new face of PSGH, had a 10-year stint with the Pharmacy Board (now, Phamacy Council) from 1986 to 1996. He won the 2015 presidential contest of the PSGH with 51%

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    WHO launches world antibiotic week


       Pharmacists being lost to brain drain – Chairman, Pharmacy Council 

    New SEC members

     

    Although 3306 pharmacists have so far been registered by the Pharmacy Council, only about 2000, representing 60% of the total number in the Register, remain in active practice in the country. This was revealed by Dr. Yaw Adu Gyamfi, Chairman, Pharmacy Council of Ghana, whilst addressing participants at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Annual General Conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH).

    This disproportion between the total number contained in the Register for Pharmacists and the number of pharmacists in active practice, according to Dr. Gyamfi, can largely be traced to brain drain. This has not only hampered the regulatory body’s goal of achieving a pharmacist-to-patient ratio of 1:8000 currently pegged at a ballpark figure of 1:13,000 but also severely compromised “Universal Health Coverage; Achieving Access and Responsible Use of Medicines”—the theme for this year’s PSGH Congress held at Central University College, Miotso, Accra.

    He maintained that to close this gab, the Council had earlier introduced click here to continue

     

    Ghana hosts 2nd ASoP conference

     

    Editor

    Frank Kumi, B. Pharm, MPSGH, AGCP

    Editorial Committee

    Martin Mumuni Malick Danaa, MSc, PharmD, BCOP, BCCP, MPSGH

    Paul Owusu Donkor, PhD (Candidate), MPhil, B.Pharm, MPSGH

    Wisdom Twumhene, B.Pharm, MPSGH

    Mrs. Frempomaa Nelson, MPH, B.Pharm, MPSGH

     

     

    Just for laughs

    Customer gets a topical cream. Direction: apply locally two times a day.  Customer says to the pharmacist: “I can’t apply, I’m going overseas.”