A 10-member delegation from the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Foundation recently visited the offices of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) as part of a comprehensive learning tour to Ghana. The primary objective of their visit to Ghana was to gather first-hand information on the implementation and operationalization of the National Electronic Pharmacy Platform (NEPP), among other regulatory reforms.

As part of the week-long visit, the Nigerian delegation visited the Minister designate for Health, Dr Bernard Okoe-Boye, as well as the offices of the Pharmacy Council, the  National Health Insurance Authority, Ghana College of Pharmacists, among others. During their visit of the PSGH, the delegation focused on understanding the integral role of the PSGH in the roll out of the NEPP, exploring the collaborative efforts between the PSGH and the Pharmacy Council of Ghana, and fostering stronger ties between the Nigerian and Ghanaian pharmaceutical sectors.

The delegation was received by the Executive Secretary of the PSGH, Rev. Dr. Dennis Senna Awitty, and his Deputy, Pharm. Dr. Okyere Harry Amoaning. Also present was Pharm. Dr. Cynthia Yeboah-Mintah, a Deputy Registrar of the Pharmacy Council of Ghana.

The insights gained by the Nigerian delegation are expected to play a crucial role in advancing pharmaceutical practices in Nigeria, particularly in the deployment of the National Electronic Pharmacy Platform. The PSGH expressed gratitude for the visit and emphasized the importance of such exchanges in promoting regional cooperation and improving health outcomes across West Africa. The collaborative efforts between the PCN, PSN Foundation, and PSGH mark a significant step towards strengthening the pharmaceutical profession and ensuring the delivery of high-quality healthcare services in both countries.