World Pharmacists Day Today

James Ohemeng-Kyei
Ghanaian Pharmacists will be joining their counterparts across the African sub-region and the world over today to commemorate this year’s World Pharmacists Day, the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) announced yesterday in Accra.

The President of PSGH, James Ohemeng-Kyei, commenting on the activities to be undertaken to observe the event being celebrated by about three million pharmacists under the theme: ‘Access To Pharmacists Is Access To Health’ in a press statement, disclosed that the society would embark on an awareness creation campaign about the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) and cholera, respectively.

According to him, other activities to be undertaken by PSGH include a mass deworming of school children this morning at Amasaman, a suburb of Accra and a mini-exhibition of some pharmaceutical products by pharmaceutical companies.

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), the global federation of the 127 member country associations of pharmacists, introduced the World Pharmacists Day in 2009 during its council meeting held in Istabul, Turkey.

The celebration began in 2010 and today marks exactly the second time it is being observed in Ghana.

BY Melvin Tarlue

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