Food and Drugs Authority – Ghana (FDA) collaborated with CWAG AAP to host a workshop on the 15th May at the Accra Marriott Hotel in Accra, Ghana. The main aim of the workshop was to bring together various stakeholders to jointly brainstorm, formulate and develop strategies to address the spread of counterfeit drugs and substance abuse in Ghana
The workshop brought together over 40 agencies from diverse background, these included; criminal justice officials, policy makers, healthcare practitioners, pharmaceutical industries, security agencies, law enforcers and the media. The forum enabled them to connect, share ideas and discuss strategies to combat counterfeit drugs.
The interactive case study group session led by Mr. Pierre Souverain gave the various stakeholders a platform to interact, analyze and develop ways they can collaborate in the fight against counterfeit drugs and substance abuse. The ideas and plans developed at the workshop will be used to develop a national strategic plan to address the rise of counterfeit drugs and substance abuse in Ghana.