Student Profiles

Mr. Gabriel Essilfie-Essel Ho, Volta Region, Ghana

gabriel1I am a Pharmacist by training. I currently work as the Deputy Volta Regional Manager of the Pharmacy Council of Ghana.

My work involves regulating all pharmaceutical care practitioners in the Volta region as well as the premises within which they practice.

I chose this picture (below) to represent aspects of my regulatory work. It is an itinerant medicine seller selling medicines in an open market stall.

By law medicines are only allowed to be dispensed by Pharmacists in pharmacies and licensed over-the-counter medicine sellers in over-the-counter medicine facilities. 

In summary I seek to protect the health interest of the Ghanaian population by ensuring the highest levels of pharmaceutical care.


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