Deputy Registrar in charge of operations, Pharmacy Council, a fellow of the Ghana College of Pharmacists, a governing board member of the Ghana College of Pharmacists and Baldwin University College, Accra.
Born on 31/05/70 and attended Atebubu Training College Demonstration School, Ghana Secondary School, Koforidua, KNUST, GIMPA and University of Ghana.
I’m married with three sons, a Presbyterian and a native of Osino.
I registered as a pharmacist in December 1999 and formally joined the Pharmacy Council (PC) in February, 2000. As the president of the Ghana Pharmaceutical Students Association, I was very instrumental in the facilitation of the PC decentralisation effort at the time. As faith will have it, I was posted to the first decentralized zonal office that was responsible for the Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions. I worked closely under the then Zonal Manager playing several roles key among which was the training of service providers. I assisted the team then to write a handbook for Over The Counter Medicine Sellers (OTCMS).
In 201 I was transferred to the Head office where I served as the schedule officer for Premises Licensing and Enforcement Unit and then as Regional Manager for the Greater Accra region till 2005 when I was reassigned to the Education and Training Department (ETD). I’m passionate about extending the frontiers of professionalism and adherence to practice standards at all times. Whilst serving at the ETD, I facilitated the development and implementation of key policies and projects namely;
1. Educational policies; Accreditation policy for pharmacy education, Pharmacist Licensure policy, CPD policy, registration and licensing policy of Council among others.
2. Monitoring and Research;
I served as the coordinator for the following projects;
A. Monitoring of the Affordable Medicines Facility for Malaria pilot in Ghana sponsored by the Global Fund. I still serve on two committees ( Malaria Case Management & Co-payment Mechanism Committees) at the National Malaria Control Programme.
B. A member of a team of experts who assessed the human resources in the pharmaceutical sector in Ghana in 2009 leading to the development of a framework for pharmaceutical human resource development culminating in a 5year Pharmaceutical Human Resource Strategic Plan (2011 – 2016) funded by the World Health Organisation (WHO). As part of these activities, I represented Ghana at WHO Technical Briefing Sessions in Abuja and Geneva in 2009.
3. Introduction of Doctor of Pharmacy Programme in Ghana.
I served as the secretary to a team of experts who drafted the first PharmD curriculum funded by the WHO. I was also very instrumental in the Ohio Northern University (ONU) collaboration with KNUST for the PharmD implementation.
4. Teaching Experience
I’m a part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, KNUST and an Adjunct Clinical Instructor for Ohio Northern and Roseman Universities, USA.
Additionally, I serve on the PharmD implementation Committee of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, KNUST.
Over the years I’ve consulted for the National Accreditation Board, Population Council, Ipas Ghana, the NHIA Clinical Audit Team and the USAID-SHOPS Project where I featured in their end of project international video documentary in 2015.
6. Professional Membership and roles
Member, Education Committee of FIP and have made oral presentations on pharmacy practice at FIP Congress in 2012 and 2015.
Member, American Society of Microbiology and won the Bill & Melinda Gates fellowship for research scientist from middle income countries in 2015.
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