The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has been awarded an “Industry Leadership award” at the maiden edition of the Ghana Pharma Awards ceremony organized by the School of Pharmacy, University of Ghana as part of their 10th Anniversary celebrations at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra on 2nd March, 2018.

The theme of the award ceremony was “Celebrating Excellence in the Pharmaceutical Industry” and the FDA’s award was for the tremendous role played in ensuring quality and standard drugs in the Pharmaceutical industry in Ghana over the years.

The Ghana Pharma awards was created to provide a platform to celebrate thinkers and creators, and to serve as a strong advocate for individuals and companies that are committed to driving the industry forward by playing significant roles in the growth and development and sustainability of the Industry. The awards cut across various sectors including pharmaceutical agents, distributors, manufacturers, government agencies, insurance, financial institutions, Corporate Social Responsibility, Customer Service, as well as Health and Wellness.

The Ghana Pharma Awards sought to recognize excellence and provide recognition throughout the entire supply chain in the Pharmaceutical Industry. It was therefore to reward those that have played a defining role in moving the industry forward and have demonstrated achievements across a wide variety of domains including sustainability, operational excellence, innovation as well as to identify projects and individual achievements that have enabled the Pharmaceutical sector to set themselves apart from their competitors and that have produced clear and compelling value and other relevant results.

Delivering the keynote address, the Vice President of Ghana, His Excellency Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, who was the Guest of honour, congratulated the School of Pharmacy on their 10th year Anniversary and said that Government is currently looking at the Ghana Pharmaceutical Sector Development Strategy document.  He also indicated that Government will consider the proposal to set up a National Bio-equivalence Centre in collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association and other stakeholders.

The Vice President further said that the Government of Ghana will soon earmark a zone for the development of an industrial park exclusive for the country’s pharmaceutical industries. The move, according to him, will lead to a generation of modern pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities which would be in a most competitive position to meet all current international Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards including the WHO-Prequalification standards and to produce high quality affordable medicines not only for local consumption, but also for export.

  He further urged all the players in the Pharmaceutical sector, including the private sector, to pull resources together to turn Ghana into a vibrant pharmaceutical research, development and production hub not only to support healthcare delivery, but also to provide jobs and its associated benefits to millions in Ghana.

The FDA takes the opportunity to salute and congratulate the Ag. Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Delese A.A.Darko under whose able and excellent leadership this prestigious award was conferred and also, the Staff of the FDA, whose dedication and hard work led to the bestowing of the award on the Authority. The FDA’s objective of becoming the Centre for Excellence in regulatory affairs on the African continent is on course.

Ayekooo to the Management and Staff of the FDA!!!

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