FDA HOLDS STAKEHOLDER TRAINING ON GOOD DISTRIBUTION PRACTICES
The Food and Drugs Authority, (FDA) has held a two (2) day training workshop on Good Distribution Practices (GDP) for stakeholders in the Pharmaceutical Industry. The workshop took place from the 6-7th September, 2017 at the Conference room of the Head Office of the FDA.
Opening the Training programme on behalf of the CEO of the Authority, Mr. Seth Seaneke, the Ag.Deputy Chief Executive of Drugs Inspectorate and Registration Division indicated that FDA routine inspections of importers and distributors of medicines in Ghana has revealed the Industry faced challenges including; Inadequate and poor documentation, inappropriate storage conditions for products, especially thermo-liable products as well as Inappropriate transportation systems of products.
The main objective of the training was to improve the capacity of importers and distributors in the area of documentation, storage and transportation of medicines.
The Training however is a nationwide programme with the next one scheduled for the Ashanti Region on the 27th of September 2017.
It is expected that, at the end of the programme, the stakeholders would be able to
- Implement good documentation systems in their respective facilities
- Ensure appropriate storage of products throughout the distribution chain
- Employ appropriate transportation systems for delivery of products.
Companies who participate in this programme would be assessed in the first quarter of 2018 to measure the impact of the training.