TAMDA RECEIVES PHARMACEUTICAL STUDENTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST
On Friday 10th June, 2022, students from the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Scientist, University of Cape Coast, paid a courtesy call on the Twifo/Ati-Morkwa District.
The purpose of their visit was to brief the District on their findings on a survey they carried out within the District on the ‘Awareness on Anti-Macrobiotics Resistance and the Rational Use of Drugs’.
The exercise was to assess the knowledge of people on the use of Anti-biotics and other drug usage. The team conducted their research within the Twifo Daamang, Twifo Nyinase, Tofoe, Bankyease, V.I.P, Zongo, Kokoase, Twansukoda and Twifo Praso communities. The team also visited the Twifo Mampong Health Centre, the Morkwa CHPS compound, the Twifo Praso Polyclinic and the Twifo/Ati-Morkwa District Hospital.
According to the lead lecturer of the team, Mrs. Mary-Ann Archer, the team observed that the level of education on the usage of various forms of drugs was as low as with the availability of health personnel to educate them.
The team also observed that, many people combined orthodox medicines with herbal medicines, which is harmful and very dangerous to their health.
The District Chief Executive, Hon. Robert Agyemang-Nyantakyi commended the group for visit and especially for their research. He encouraged them to take seriously their studies and further, their contributions to their communities at the nation at large.
The team gave an assurance of submitting a full report to the District.