Edith Enyonam Gavor

Edith is a Pharmacist and a Public Health Professional with over 32 years’ experience, and an expert in health policy analysis. She’s currently the head of the Drug Policy Unit (formerly the Ghana National Drugs Programme, GNDP) of the Pharmacy Directorate of the Ministry of Health, having been appointed as the Programme Manager since June 2012.

Prior to joining the GNDP, Edith had worked in the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for twenty-three (23) years in various clinical settings and in management positions.

Edith has co-ordinated the review of the National Medicines Policy (2017), and recently, the mid-term assessment of the implementation of the Policy. Edith also co-ordinated the development of the National Policy on Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) initially, and remained part of the team that completed same. She also coordinated the review of the Standard Treatment Guidelines and Essential Medicines List, 2017.

She has gained extensive experience in working with a wide range of health sector professionals, stakeholders and groups, as well as Civil Society Organisations and the private sector.

She is currently involved in projects on AMR, Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and the Global System of supply chain standards (GS1). She has published a number of papers in collaboration with other colleagues.