Strategic Alliance Formed to Fight Counterfeit Drugs in Ghana

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A new partnership to improve access to high quality, safe and beneficial medicines was formalized today between the Global Pharma Health Fund (GPHF), a charitable organization initiated and funded exclusively by donations from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and the Center for Pharmaceutical Advancement and Training (CePAT) in Ghana, a facility established by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) to help build local and regional capacity in pharmaceutical quality assurance and quality control.

“CePAT is one of the most important initiatives to ever be implemented in this part of the world, as it goes deep into the root problem of lack of quality medicines in Africa, which is insufficient human resource capacity,” said Dr. Stephen K. Opuni, CEO of the Ghana Food and Drugs Authority.

Source: allAfrica (link opens in a new window)

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