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Presentation by Mr. Samuel Boateng, Ag. Chief Director, Ministry of Health (MoH), Ghana during the MeTA countries sharing meeting in London 2009.

Presentation by Mr. Samuel Boateng, Ag. Chief Director, Ministry of Health (MoH), Ghana during the MeTA countries sharing meeting in London 2009.

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  • Title of presentation 18/01/10 MeTA
  • Title of presentation 18/01/10 MeTA
  • Title of presentation 18/01/10 MeTA
  • Title of presentation 18/01/10 MeTA
  • Title of presentation 18/01/10 MeTA
  • Title of presentation 18/01/10 MeTA

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  • Mr. Samuel Boateng Ag. Chief Director Ministry of Health (MoH) Data Disclosure in GHANA MeTA 18/01/10
  • Type of data being collected
    • Sentinel studies to assess drug quality to assess the extent of counterfeits.
    • Primary and secondary data collection and analysis of National Health Insurance Authority to understand and scrutinize rational use of medicines in health facilities and provide decision support on sustainability.
    • Data disclosure survey to describe the current disclosure status of information in the medicine registration and quality assurance, availability, pricing, and policies and practices concerning the promotion of medicines.
    • Pharmaceutical sector scan focusing on contextual information on the medicines supply chain, access, price, affordability, and rational use of medicines.
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  • Overview of disclosure process and engagement of stakeholders 
    • How is/ will the data being disclosed?
      • National forum
      • Website www.metatghana.org
      • Mass print and electronic media
      • Civil Society advocacy campaigns
    • Are the stakeholders involved? How?
      • Yes as part of the Governing Council who discuss the plans and strategies of the disclosure process
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  • Challenges & lessons Learned
    • Brief overview of the main challenges
      • Right Information Bill yet to be passed into legislation
      • Culture of non-disclosure despite existing policy
      • Dealing with sensitivities of various interest groups
      • Mistrust among stakeholders
      • Low literacy among the population
      • Dormant consumer groups
    • What are the lessons learned so far?
      • Multi-stakeholder involvement helping to break barriers
      • Good to have the right people connected and committed
      • Transparency & Accountability in the engagement process is vital for the success of MeTA
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  • Type of support needed
    • Technical support in preparation of dissemination materials
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  • Thank you!
    • Mr. Samuel Boateng
    • Governing Council Member
    • [email_address]
    • 0023321 666537
    • www.moh.gov.gh
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