In an exciting development for pharmacists and the pharma sector, the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) is set to launch a pioneering initiative dubbed “Strategy for Enhanced Access to Pharmaceutical Services (SEAPS). The SEAPS project, slated to be launched this April, aims to promote pharmacists-owned pharmacies as part of measures to address geographical barriers to quality pharmaceutical care. It must be emphasized that one of the key pillars of the PSGH 10-year Strategic Plan is aimed at “improving access to medicines”.

Among its ambitious objectives, the initiative seeks to provide financial and technical support to pharmacists, especially young, and/or female pharmacists to establish model pharmacies in under-served areas of the country. This support will also be extended to existing facilities to expand their operations and to pharmacists who are into the business of small-scale production of allopathic and herbal medicines. By extension, the project aims to enhance accessibility and affordability of essential medicines, streamline digitalization in pharmacy services and the distribution chain, particularly within local retail pharmacies, and empower young pharmacists to establish model retail outlets in their communities.

This initiative of the PSGH under the auspices of the Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee, is through a joint agreement with key stakeholders, including Advance Pharma Innovation, a top health technology company, prominent financial institutions and pharmaceutical wholesalers and suppliers.

Stay tuned for further updates as PSGH prepares to embark on this transformative journey towards enhancing pharmaceutical care accessibility and affordability nationwide.