In a significant stride in capacity building, six dedicated pharmacists have been awarded scholarships to pursue specialized studies in Clinical Pharmacy at the Ghana College of Pharmacists (GCPharm). This milestone reflects the unwavering commitment of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) to enhance the professional development and capacity of its members.
It may be recalled that the PSGH, as part of its comprehensive efforts to fulfill the objectives outlined in its 10-year Strategic Plan, recently opened applications for these scholarships, aiming to equip pharmacists with the skills and knowledge required for enhanced patient care and to positively impact the practice of pharmacy in the country.
This is in line with an important pillar of the Strategic Plan, “Building the capacity of the pharmacists through education and research to ensure appropriate career development and specialization to impact practice,” which places a strong emphasis on fostering professional growth and specialization among pharmacists. This endeavor aligns with the broader vision of ensuring the delivery of high-quality healthcare services to the Ghanaian population.
The scholarship will cover either full fee for admission into the membership and fellowship program at the Ghana College of Pharmacists. The six pharmacists who were selected for these scholarships have displayed outstanding dedication to their profession and a strong commitment to advancing their knowledge and skills in the field of Clinical Pharmacy. The scholarship awardees are:
- Priscilla Asiedu Addokwabo, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital
- Philomena Oye Addo, Akropong Polyclinic
- Gershion Kakah, Ga North Municipal Hospital
- Johnson Adjei, Ningo Prampram District Health Directorate
- Martha Masata Adeyiga, Tain District Hospital, Nsakaw
- Efua Nyarkoah Benyi, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital
This initiative is poised to enhance the career development of pharmacists in the country and, in the long run, contribute to the overall improvement of pharmacy practice. It is a tangible demonstration of PSGH’s dedication to implementing a structured roadmap for the development of the pharmacy profession in Ghana.