As it is done each year, the Standing Executive Committee (SEC), Strategic Plan Co-ordinating Committee and representatives of interest groups and various committees of the Governing Board of the PSGH met to take stock of Strategic Plan deliverables and plan for the year 2023. The residential event occurred on 20th and 21st of January 2023 at the Park Hills Hotel in Dawhenya.

The objective of the workshop was to review each of the priority focus and develop specific action plans to help achieve the objectives of the PSGH 10-year strategic plan document, develop a monitoring and evaluation tool to track progress and propose any other action that may be required for success. The group has developed a comprehensive plan for the year 2023, which encompasses the following thematic areas- advocacy for effective regulation, training and mentorship, advocacy for improved local manufacturing and research to impact practice and policy.

The PSGH 10-year Strategic Plan document contains a set of goals and ambitions of the Society, the actions needed to achieve those goals and all the other critical elements developed during the planning exercise. Simply, it defines where we want the PSGH and the pharmacy profession to be, and what success will look like by 2025 when fully implemented.

With the fast-increasing numbers of pharmacists and support staff in Ghana, the profession is faced with many challenges including limited good job opportunities, lack of defined guidelines and policies in the performance of duties, lack of recognition as integral members of the healthcare team, lack of access to funding for pharmacy business and local manufacturing, fair remuneration, among others. This informed the need to start thinking differently and look at the profession and how to create opportunities for the current and future generations whiles ensuring professionalism and ethics.
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