PSGH is the umbrella professional association of all registeredPharmacists in Ghana. It is a non-governmental organisation with statutory positions on the Pharmacy Council and other organisations relating to pharmacy or medicines. The Society plays advocacy, organisational, educational and control roles locally and internationally.
The PSGH was started as the Pharmaceutical Society of Gold Coast on the 19th of December 1935 out of the former Gold Coast Pharmacists and Druggist Union and the Chemists Defiance Association, which existed before 1929. It was founded by a group of Pharmacists led by the late Mr. William Ayiah Hanson. The Society became the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana on the 19th of October 1957.
The objectives of the Society include placing at the disposal of the government and people of Ghana, the benefit of pharmaceutical expertise and to cooperate with the government and other agencies in ensuring that pharmaceutical services comparable to the best globally, are available and accessible to the people of Ghana. Other objectives include promoting cooperation and collaboration among health care professionals, promoting a corporate spirit among Pharmacists in Ghana, encouraging exchange of ideas among members and organising meetings and other functions to promote social intercourse amongst members.
The Society also works to ensure the observance of high ethical standards among Pharmacists and fosters close relationships with Pharmacy students.
The PSGH aims to ensure the pursuit of research activities connected with the advancement of pharmaceutical knowledge and to disseminate scientific and professional information by means of lectures, symposia, publications and any other means available within the laws of Ghana.