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West Africa Pharma & Healthcare, Ghana 27th-29th April 2022

Posted on : November 30, -0001

West Africa Pharma Healthcare Show was (27 – 29 April 2022) an International Medical Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Industry trade fair in Ghana. The event brought together the manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and distributors of the medical diagnostic pharmaceutical industry, hospitals, and influential decision-makers in the West African region in Ghana.

As the first-ever health business event/forum that brought together the key decision makers and captains of the health industry, the exhibition was an attended global event in the healthcare calendar and offered an ideal environment for companies to showcase their products in one of the fastest growing and most lucrative healthcare markets in the world.

The conference ‘Gaps and Opportunities in Pharmaceuticals Industry in Ghana’ was attended by SCG Healthcare President Mr. A. K. Singh. The main pharmaceutical policy goals in Ghana are access to essential medicines for everybody, quality assurance for all drugs on the market, a functioning and efficient supply chain as well as rational use of medicines by professionals and patients. There is also a commitment to strengthen the domestic pharmaceutical industry, outlined under the health industry in national health policy. Ghana's pharmaceutical market is ~ US$ 610mn with an annual growth rate of ~5.3%. Ghana is the most attractive pharmaceutical market in West Africa, where the National Health Insurance Scheme provides basic Healthcare to most population and the local pharmaceutical industry gets government support.

Domestic drug makers are moving towards achieving WHO qualification and GMP certification, supported by the government’s policies.

Ghana’s evolving demographic and epidemiological profile will provide increased revenue-earning opportunities for pharmaceutical companies, particularly those producing non-communicable disease treatments.

Local drug makers are in a favorable position to enter joint ventures with foreign pharmaceutical firms, particularly as regional exports are becoming more important.

Partnerships between foreign multinationals and the local government, aim to upgrade existing infrastructure.

SCG Healthcare Pvt. Ltd did not showcase pharmaceutical products in WAPHC because of its focus on the Spandan portable ECG device, which was the reason SCG Healthcare had maximum footfall and interest on the stall. Most visitors have shown their interest in the Spanadan Portable ECG device and were keen for tie-ups on pharmaceutical products from SCG.