The Ministry of Health (MOH) has made efforts to help mitigate the impact of AMR on the health of Ghanaians, as well as the health system in Ghana. The MOH inaugurated the Ghana AMR Stakeholder Platform in 2011 to develop the needed interventions necessary to manage AMR in Ghana. The MOH also embraced the ReAct (Action against antibiotic resistance) project to support national efforts at combating AMR. The results from the above work is a comprehensive and specific policy which is intended to support the existing health system to work in such a manner as to minimize the effect of AMR. [Read more...]
Brazzaville, 8 May 2015 – The African Region is facing an increasing risk of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) that threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi. AMR and its spread will compromise health security in the Region as many standard medical treatments will fail or turn into high-risk procedures causing prolonged illnesses, high health care expenditures, and greater risks of death.
Accra, March 18, GNA - Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Health has called for an effective surveillance to monitor the use of antimicrobials and its occurrence of resistant bacteria in both humans and animals.
He said research had shown that many lives had been lost as a result of diseases of bacterial origin and misuse of antibiotics was becoming a global medical concern.
Maria Teresa Bejarano (Dr) (Mayte), the Assistant Coordinator to action on antibiotic resistance (ReAct) global of Uppsala University, Sweden, paid a working visit to Ghana from the 10 – 12th July, 2013. She was accompanied to ADMER project offices by Dr Kwame Buabeng; the Deputy Chairman to the Antimicrobial Resistance Technical Working Group of the Ministry of Health, Ms Edith Gavor; Programme Manager of the Ghana National Drugs Programme (GNDP) and the Coordinator of the NPAR project and Mr George Hedidor; Coordinator of the ReAct Civil Society Organisations project in Ghana.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, (PSGH), the professional association of Pharmacists in Ghana held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and scientific conference at the Cape Coast University located in the capital of the Central Region of Ghana from the 17th - 23rd of September 2012.
The AGM which is an annual event brought together over two thousand Pharmacists from across the country and beyond. The week-long event also form part of the professional continuing education for Pharmacist in Ghana. This year's conference was on the theme: ''Rational Use of Medicines: A Key To Quality Health Outcomes''
The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) on Monday noted that there was the need to ensure the rational use of medicines since it was critical to improving patient safety.
A communiqué issued at the end of the PSGH Annual General Meeting said the absence of pharmacists to ensure professional pharmaceutical care and supervision in several private, public and other health facilities where medicines were managed, prescribed, dispensed and used was taking a huge toll on scarce national resources and putting patients at unacceptable risks.