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GNCoP & PIWA Full Statement on The Draft Executive Instrument (E.I) For Restriction of Selected Medicines

GNCoP & PIWA Full Statement on The Draft Executive Instrument (E.I) For Restriction of Selected Medicines Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy (GNCoP)  and the Pharmaceutical Importers & Wholesalers Association of Ghana (PIWA) have jointly expressed opposition “to the impending Executive Instrument (EI) 2023 on the Restriction of Medicines from Importation”. In the joint statement, signed…

Pharm. Audrey Serwaa Bonsu appointed CEO of Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy

Pharm. Audrey Serwaa Bonsu appointed CEO of Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy The National Executive Council (NEC) of Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy (GNCoP) has appointed Pharm. Audrey Serwaa Bonsu as Chief Executive Officer of GNCoP   The appointment took effect from January 23, 2024. . . By this, she becomes the first female CEO…

Pharm. Harrison Abutiate’s Welcome Address at Investing for Employment(IFE) Workshop

Pharm. Harrison Abutiate’s Welcome Address at Investing for Employment(IFE) Workshop “On behalf of Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy (GNCoP) and Facility Investing for Employment (IFE) team, I welcome you all most heartily to this workshop. The GNCoP is the unified voice of Pharma industry of Ghana. We advocate, connect inform and fight for pharmaceutical growth…

Investing For Employment (IFE Ghana) meet with Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy to create Jobs

Investing For Employment (IFE Ghana) meet with Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy to create Jobs GIZ Ghana’s ‘Investing For Employment’ initiative will play a critical role in the country’s attempt to revamp and pharmaceutical industry in Ghana and also help reduce youth unemployment. ‘Investing For Employment (IFE Ghana)’ is an initiative of the German Federal…

All Images: Investing for Employment (IFE) Meets Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy to Create Jobs

Investing for Employment (IFE) Meets Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy to Create Jobs Investing for Employment (IFE), an initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development on 18/05/2023 met with Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy at Miklin Hotel, Accra. This meeting was aimed at contributing to the special initiative’s objective of improving…

Invest for Jobs initiative launches project grants worth €10m

Invest for Jobs initiative launches project grants worth €10m The Invest for Jobs initiative is an investment mechanism established by the German Development Bank (KfW) on behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) inviting companies and public institutions to submit project proposals that contribute to generating sustainable jobs in the private…

Pharm. Kofi Addo-Agyekum speech on Overview of the Operations of the Pharmaceutical Industry and GNCoP Members

Pharm. Kofi Addo-Agyekum speech on Overview of the Operations of the Pharmaceutical Industry and GNCoP Members Pharm. Kofi Addo-Agyekum who is a member of the National Executive Council (NEC) of Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy on 11th of May 2023 gave a speech on the overview of the operations of the Pharmaceutical Industry focusing on…

Dr. Kwasi Osei-Yeboah’s speech at the Credit Reporting System Introduction to GNCoP members

Dr. Kwasi Osei-Yeboah’s speech at the Credit Reporting System Introduction to GNCoP members Before the meeting on 11th May, 2023, a statement issued by the BoG said the expanded list will now include; telecommunication companies, utility companies, retailers, mobile money operators, financial technology companies (FinTechs) and government institutions that offer credit to MSMEs hence the…

Pharm. Harrison Kofi Abutiate full address at B.O.G Credit Reporting System Introduction

Pharm. Harrison Kofi Abutiate full address at B.O.G Credit Reporting System Introduction Pharm. Harrison Kofi Abutiate who is the current Chairman at Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy (GNCoP) started his address by welcoming every participant that day including the organizers of the educational session, Bank of Ghana on behalf of the National Executive Council (NEC)…

All Images: B.O.G Introducing The Credit Reporting System to Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy (GNCoP)

B.O.G Introducing The Credit Reporting System to Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy (GNCoP) The credit reporting system is a database established under Act 726 to promote the sharing of information on the credit history of debtors with lenders. The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has expanded the list of institutions required to participate in the Credit…

KofiKrom Pharmacy Picked Up Two Awards at the just ended West Africa Healthcare Excellence Awards

KofiKrom Pharmacy Picked Up Two Awards at the just ended West Africa Healthcare Excellence Awards There’s a sign pointing the way to the future of pharmacy, and it hangs above the reception desk at KofiKrom Pharmacy Limited, a member of Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy (GNCoP) Lauded for its future focus, the Pharmacy commenced 6…

After Gambia, now Uzbekistan alleges Indian cold drug killed its children

After Gambia, now Uzbekistan alleges Indian cold drug killed its children Noida-based Marion Biotech’s Dok-1 Max anti-cold medicine under scanner after the Central Asian nation blames it for 18 deaths. After Gambia, it is now Uzbekistan that has alleged that children in that country have died after consuming medicines manufactured by an Indian drug firm. The Union…

Syrup deaths in Uzbekistan: Pharmexcil suspends Marion Biotech’s membership

Syrup deaths in Uzbekistan: Pharmexcil suspends Marion Biotech’s membership Syrup deaths: Co grew rapidly in the last four-five years; primarily makes cold medication. In the wake of the controversy surrounding Noida-based Marion Biotech about its medicine for cough and cold allegedly being linked to the deaths of 18 children in Uzbekistan, the Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion…

Panelist Discussion: Prices might drop due to Cedi Appreciation

Panelist Discussion on Prices that might drop due to Cedi Appreciation THE Chairman of the Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy (GNCOP), Harrison Kofi Abubiate, has said the current cedi appreciation against the dollar will reflect on the prices of medicines on the market. However, he urged the government to make the trend a continuous one…

Unstable Currency and Delayed payments crippling pharmaceutical industry – India-Ghana Pharma Business Summit

Unstable Currency and Delayed payments crippling pharmaceutical industry The Panelists during the discussion session noted that the unstable Ghanaian currency and delayed payments to pharmacies, particularly by government facilities, are crippling the pharmaceutical industry. The continued by saying that members of the Chamber had extended credits to local distributors, clinics, hospitals, and other health facilities…

The Pharmaceutical Sector needs funding to thrive- India-Ghana Pharma Business Summit

The Pharmaceutical Sector needs funding to thrive- India-Ghana Pharma Business Summit According to the Chairman of Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy, Pharm. Harrison K. Abutiate, there was a seeming lack of big-ticket lending support for industry players interested in pharmaceutical manufacturing. He said there was also lack of adequate credit lines and payment periods to…

GOV’T IS DEVELOPING A PHARMACEUTICAL POLICY TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT- INDIA-GHANA PHARMA BUSINESS SUMMIT

GOV’T IS DEVELOPING A PHARMACEUTICAL POLICY TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT-INDIA-GHANA PHARMA BUSINESS SUMMIT Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Hon. Michael Okyere Baafi has disclosed that the government is developing a pharmaceutical policy to be able to strategically attract investment in the area of pharmaceutical businesses in the country. He said, Ghana is doing 30% of…

Cedi appreciation positive news for Ghana’s pharmaceutical sector -India-Ghana Pharma Business Summit

Cedi appreciation positive news for Ghana’s pharmaceutical sector – India-Ghana Pharma Business Summit Chairman of Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy, Harrison K. Abutiate, has given positive plaudits to the recent appreciation of the Ghana cedi against major trading currencies. In the past week, the local currency has strengthened by about 11 percent to the US…

Press Conference: Medicines to be sold on cash and carry basis until economy stablilises

Press Conference: Medicines to be sold on cash and carry basis until economy stabilizes Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy has announced the adoption of the Cash and Carry regime for the supply of pharmaceutical products to government and other institutions. Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy (GNCoP) including Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of Ghana (PMAG) and Pharmaceutical…

We Will Soon Flood The Markets With Hand Sanitizers

We Will Soon Flood The Markets With Hand Sanitizers  The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy, Anthony Ameka, has hinted that hand sanitisers will flood the markets in the next two weeks as the pharmaceutical industry increases production. He said production figures dipped as demand increased because pharmaceutical companies ran out…

Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy believes Healthcare is Expensive in Ghana

The cost of medical care in Ghana will remain high until the government eschews late payments of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) claims to service providers. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana National Chamber Pharmacy, Mr. Anthony Ameka explains that the late payment of claims is contributing to the high cost of healthcare in…

More youth in Ghana abusing pharmaceutical drugs for euphoria

More youth in Ghana abusing pharmaceutical drugs for euphoria The non-medical and illicit use of three pharmaceutical drugs, codeine-based Benylin cough syrup, rohypnol with the generic name flunitrazepam, and tramadol, is spreading among a number of young people living within some local communities. Preliminary investigation by Ghana Business News has found that these drugs are…

Sector in the Spotlight: Pharma Opportunities in Israel

Sector in the Spotlight: Pharma Opportunities in Israel For many years, Israel’s pharmaceutical and biotech sectors have turned some admiring and envious glances their way. Despite the country’s relative youth as an independent state and a history of geopolitical tension, its health and life sciences industries have emerged as a jewel of the Middle East, with…

Some Members of Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy travelled to Israel to seek partnerships for local pharma expansion in Ghana

Some Members of Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy travelled to Israel to seek partnerships for local pharma expansion in Ghana Some members of the Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy led by the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Anthony K. Ameka, in partnership with Israel Trade and Economic Mission traveled to Israel on June 25th 2022 to 2nd July,…

Ministry of Health Ghana launches pricing strategy for pharmaceuticals and other health technologies

Ministry of Health Ghana launches pricing strategy for pharmaceuticals and other health technologies The Ministry of Health(MoH) has launched the 1st National Pricing Strategy for Pharmaceutical and other Health Technologies to help optimise medicine prices in Ghana. The pricing strategy aims to achieve optimised pricing that sustains the public health interest and a vibrant private…

GIPC and UNDP Engage Stakeholders on SDG Investor Map Utilisation to Channel Investment for SDGs

GIPC and UNDP Engage Stakeholders on SDG Investor Map Utilisation to Channel Investment for SDGs The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), held its first breakfast meeting on the utilization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Investor Map. The goal is to channel investments into major investment opportunity…

More partnerships needed to grow pharmaceutical industry – CalBank MD

More partnerships needed to grow pharmaceutical industry – CalBank MD Managing Director of CalBank PLC, Philip Owiredu is advocating for more partnerships and investments in the development of critical drugs and improve the logistics necessary to boost the local production and supply of pharmaceuticals in the country. According to him, this will help curb the…

CalBank partners Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy to support Ghana’s pharmaceutical industry

CalBank partners Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy to support Ghana’s pharmaceutical industry Indigenous firm, CalBank and the Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy has formed a partnership to support the creation of a formidable pharmaceutical industry in the country. This partnership will see the bank supporting the establishment of the ‘’Pharma Park at the Dawa Industrial…

Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy threatens to sue health institutions over delayed payment of drugs

The Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy has threatened legal action against health facilities owing companies that supply them with drugs and consumables. The Chamber laments that arrears owed these pharmaceutical firms are running their businesses aground. Speaking to Citi News, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy, Anthony Ameka, said they have…

Ghana to become hub of pharmaceutical production in SSA

Ghana to become hub of pharmaceutical production in SSA Ghana will become the hub of pharmaceutical production in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) on the back of COVID-19 vaccines. According to Fitch Solutions, the country continues to work towards its aim of establishing itself as a pharmaceutical hub on the continent. The creation of a pharmaceutical…

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GNCoP rolls out Five(5) year strategic plan

Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy- GNCoP rolls out five(5) year strategic plan The strategy includes government facilitation of the establishment of a National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and bioequivalence centre in the country The Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy has launched a 5-year strategic plan to guide its operation for the next half decade. The…

GNCoP Calls for Collaboration in Vaccine Search

GNCoP Calls for Collaboration in Vaccine Search The Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy (GNCoP) has advocated for stronger government collaboration with the private sector in the country’s quest to access more Covid-19 vaccines for citizens. The GNCoP indicated that it was time the government and the private sector work together to leverage on their strengths…

We support trade with Ghana – Czech Embassy

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Czech Embassy in Accra continues its activities to enhance bilateral trade relations with Ghana.

Ghana needs investment support in pharmaceutical sector – Minister

Ghana needs investment support in pharmaceutical sector – Minister Mr Alan Kyeremanten, the Minister of Trade and Industry, has called for sustained investment support in the pharmaceutical sector in the country. He said Ghana would need investment financing and joint ventures to upgrade existing pharmaceutical plants to comply with international Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and…

Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers have withdrawn credit supplies to regional medical stores and health facilities in the country.

This action according to the Chamber of Pharmacy will affect clients who have not paid their debt since December last year. The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy, Anthony Ameka explained that the debt is affecting their operations. He stated that the NHIS has paid the health institution at least up to…

Ghana’s debt to pharmaceutical companies affecting efforts at finding coronavirus vaccine

The Chief Executive of Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy (GNCoP), Mr. Anthony Ameka, is claims Ghana’s indebtedness to their members is greatly obstructing efforts by Chinese pharmaceutical companies in finding vaccines for the novel coronavirus. “All the companies that produce the vaccines for coronavirus have closed down in China because we are not able to…

Pharmaceutical industry short of expertise…rely on experts from India, China

The pharmaceutical industry of Ghana currently relies on India and China to fill vacancies for pharmaceutical technologists and industrial pharmacists. This, according to the Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy (GNCoP) is due to limited expertise in the sector. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Chamber of Pharmacy, Mr Anthony Ameka who made the revelation…

Reduce registration fees for pharma products

Reduce registration fees for pharma products The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Chamber of Pharmacy Ghana, Mr Anthony Ameka, has called on the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to reduce the registration fees for locally made pharmaceutical products. According to him, the registration fees for some medicines were as high as $3,600, while inspection…

Pharmacies in Ghana to start ‘Cash and Carry’ system

Pharmacies in Ghana to start ‘Cash and Carry’ system Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy will soon bounce back the ‘cash and carry’ system due to nonpayment of money owed them by government since April last year Suppliers of drugs to National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) subscribers, the Chamber of Pharmacy, Ghana say the ‘cash and…

Pharmaceutical companies urged to merge with foreign investors

Pharmaceutical companies urged to merge with foreign investors Nana Addo Agyekum, the newly installed Unity Chief of New Juaben in the Eastern Region, has urged private pharmaceutical companies to forge partnership with foreign investors to expand their businesses. Nana Agyekum said establishing a joint partnership with international companies adds value to goods produced in the…

Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy Bares Teeth On NHIA

Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy Bares Teeth On NHIA The committee members taking their oath of office The Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy has called for the prompt payment of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) funds to service providers and other players at all levels of the pharmaceutical supply chain. According to the chamber of…

Pharmexcil to send delegation to Ghana to promote Indian Pharmacopoeia

Pharmexcil to send delegation to Ghana to promote Indian Pharmacopoeia The Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil) will soon send a delegation to Ghana for taking efforts for the recognition and acceptance of Indian Pharmacopoeia (IP) in that country, apart from British Pharmacopoeia and US Pharmacopoeia. Pharmexcil is keen to promote IP in foreign…

Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy to help govt. to meet future drug shortfalls

Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy on Monday said it would assist government to address the challenges that may arise from the recent fire outbreak that razed the Central Medical Stores (CMS) in Tema. The Chamber of Pharmacy, Ghana has also pledged to put at government’s disposal its technical expertise and other material resources to enable…

Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy signs MOU with LMI Holdings Limited.

The Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a construction firm, LMI Holdings Limited for the establishment of a pharmaceutical enclave in Ghana within the DAWA Industrial Zone.

Ghana launches COVID-19 support measures to mitigate impact.

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