MeTA priorities and milestones in Ghana

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Presentation by Augustina Koduah, MeTA Ghana Coordinator during MeTA countries sharing meeting, 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
  • MeTA priorities and milestones in Ghana

    1. 1. Augustina Koduah Coordinator MeTA Priorities and Milestones in GHANA MeTA 18/01/10
    2. 2. Situation analysis - Success <ul><li>National Launch-12 th Nov 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Secretariat & Functional Website www.metaghana.org </li></ul><ul><li>Active Governing Council with sub committees(Advocacy, Technical& Adm) </li></ul><ul><li>Civil society and Media orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Assurance Test-Minilab Result in Dec 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Data Capture systems developed </li></ul><ul><li>Baseline Pharmaceutical disclosure and scan studies near completion </li></ul>18/01/10 MeTA
    3. 3. Situation analysis - Challenges <ul><li>Initial unclear Standard Operating Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>There is latent, mutual suspicion between the state and private sector; </li></ul><ul><li>All stakeholders are nervous about change; </li></ul><ul><li>The initiative assumes that enforcement mechanisms exist across the medicines manufacture, import, procurement and distribution systems, but historically enforcement of regulations is weak; </li></ul><ul><li>MeTA assumes that new coalitions can be forged, but civil society fragmentation and the best ways of achieving meaningful multi-stakeholder alliances need to be addressed; </li></ul>18/01/10 MeTA
    4. 4. Priorities and Milestones in the workplan implementation <ul><li>National forum in December 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder Training </li></ul><ul><li>Independent monitoring of medicines quality </li></ul><ul><li>Data validation and supplementation activities </li></ul><ul><li>Periodic study to explain provider & consumer behaviour </li></ul>18/01/10 MeTA
    5. 5. Priorities and Milestones in the workplan implementation <ul><li>Engage and reach out to Media, Professional associations and regulators </li></ul><ul><li>Key Data from the NHIA to be available </li></ul><ul><li>Informed and accurate media coverage of medicines issues </li></ul><ul><li>Medicines data for use by CSOs to inform communities /patients thru targeted communication activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies shared with other MeTA countries </li></ul>18/01/10 MeTA
    6. 6. Thank you! <ul><li>Augustina Koduah </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>00233 208769228 </li></ul><ul><li>www.metaghana.org </li></ul>18/01/10 MeTA

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