The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) has embarked on a health outreach and health promotion campaign in some parts of Tamale. The outreach which took place on Tuesday, August 30, saw different teams of pharmacists visit four different locations for donations and health education.
The exercise was part of activities of the Annual General Meeting of the Society held on the campus of the University of Development Studies (UDS) in Tamale.
Pharmacists who visited the Tamale prisons donated cartons of different medicines, bags of rice and cooking oil. The pharmacists also sensitized the inmates and prison officers on several topical health issues including rational medicines use, drug abuse, sanitation, and infection control, stress management and healthier lifestyle choices.
At the Savelungu markets, over 2000 people, mostly children, benefited from a mass deworming exercise. Over 800 adults were also screened for hypertension and counselled on the need to adopt healthier lifestyle choices.
Upon the request of school management, the group also made donations to the Savelungu School for the Deaf. The items included 43” television, playing and sewing materials, cartons of different medicines including, dewormers, antimalarials, antacids, blood tonics, and cough syrups.
Receiving the items, the headmistress of the school madam Nora Noasu expressed her appreciation to the group for their support. She said they just commissioned their school clinic, and the medicines couldn’t have come at a better time.
The University for Development Studies (UDS) clinic also received some donations from the pharmacists. The clinic received cartons of antibiotics, antimalarials, antacids, hematinics, multivitamins, dewormers among many others. They expressed their gratitude and said the medicines will go a long way in enhancing care for the university and its surrounding communities.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) had its Annual General Meeting in Tamale from the 29th of August to the 4th of September 2022. The AGM was under the theme “Optimizing the pharmaceutical workforce in a rapidly evolving world”