The abuse of antibiotics has received increased public health attention in recent times due to the threat it poses to global health. For this, the Executive Director of Hope for Future Generations, Mrs. Cecilia Senoo was part of a high-level, panelists at a Symposium held in Koforidua to commemorate the 2021 World Antimicrobial Awareness Week in Ghana.
The event was jointly organized by the Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service and supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) and other allied health organizations.
Representing civil societies in Ghana, Mrs. Senoo advocated for more efforts and funds to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance at all levels. She urged stakeholders to involve the local people, opinion leaders and communities in their strategies to address the issues of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ghana.
Other panelists included Dr Boi Kikimoto, Veterinary Surgeon and head of the National Food Safety Laboratory for Animal Health, Mrs. Jennifer Bonnah, a Regulatory Pharmacist at the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and Focal person representing the FDA on the Ghana national AMR platform and Dr Saviour Yevutsey, Deputy Director of Pharmaceutical Services at the Ghana Ministry of Health (MOH).