For the second iteration of the West Africa pharmacy and healthcare exhibition, West African pharmaceutical specialists gathered yesterday in Accra.
Key decision-makers and industry captains from the sub-region, including manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and distributors, were present throughout the three-day event.
A corporation called Wegvoraus, with its headquarters in India, is organizing it in conjunction with the Ministry of Health (MOH).
Alma Medical Laboratory, Pharmaceutical Importers and Wholesalers’ Association of Ghana, Federation of Medical Devices and Disposables, Private Health Facilities Association of Ghana, Association of Private Medical Laboratories of Ghana, and Georita Healthcare Limited are just a few of the Ghanaian businesses that will be exhibiting.
Mr. Mahama AseiSeini, deputy minister of health, stressed the importance of stakeholder investment in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries during his speech at the exhibition’s opening.
According to him, this will give Ghanaians the chance to get affordable, high-quality healthcare treatments.
Strengthening Ghana’s health technology and infrastructure, ensuring appropriate and timely access to medications, and establishing a trustworthy health funding mechanism are all necessary for achieving UHC and emergency preparation, he said.
In order to improve human life and lessen the double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases afflicting the African continent, he emphasized the necessity to embrace and invest in the appropriate medical tools, gadgets, pharmaceuticals, and non-drug consumables.
While inviting all stakeholders to participate in the exhibition to display and add value to their businesses, he praised Wegvoraus for giving the opportunity for the local industry to interact with the international industries and develop strong collaborations.
He reaffirmed the MOH’s dedication to developing a robust healthcare system in Ghana, which was consistent with the exhibition’s goals of utilizing contemporary medical technology and fostering cooperative relationships in the West Africa Subregion.
According to Mr. SugandhRajaram, the Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, the expansion of the Ghanaian economy has made it possible for a number of stakeholders to invest in the nation.
He continued by saying that the collaboration between Ghana and India had progressed past export and import in favor of the development of technology to support the socioeconomic development of both nations.
He stated, “We’ve witnessed the increased interest between Ghana and India to go beyond commerce and towards local investment, such as the development of specialized medications, medical gear, and technologies.