Rev. Pharm. Dennis Sena Awitty is the Executive Secretary of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH). He serves as the liaison between the PSGH and various local and international organizations like the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA) and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). He receives and works on various data requirements on subject areas like antimicrobial resistance, workforce, remuneration, specialist and advance practice among others.
Rev. Awitty joined the PSGH in July 2009 as the Executive Secretary and the administrative head responsible for the day-to-day running of the Society and overseeing the implementation of all programmes, policies and decisions of the Governing Board of the Society and the Standing Executive Committee (SEC). As Executive Secretary, he is the head of the Secretariat. He has been very instrumental in representing the Society in the formulation and implementation of many policies, regulations and laws in the health sector. He was made a Foundation Fellow of the Ghana College of Pharmacists in March 2015.
Rev. Awitty had his Ordinary and Advanced Levels at Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon (PRESEC) from 1987 to 1994 and proceeded to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 1996 where he graduated in 2000 with Second Class Upper honours in Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm). After his internship at the Tema General Hospital, he wrote and passed the Ghana Pharmacy Professional Qualifying Examination in December 2001. In January 2002, he joined Narh Bita Hospital in Tema as Assistant Pharmacist and by dint of hard-work, was promoted to Pharmacist in December 2002. In March 2003, he was promoted to Senior Pharmacist when the position became vacant. The following year, he was made the Head of the Pharmacy Department and became a member of the management of Narh-Bita Hospital and Narh Bita College in Tema. It was under the tenure and leadership of Pharm. Dennis Sena Awitty that Narh Bita Hospital and College became a training site for pharmacist interns as well as student pharmacists on vacation training attachments. He also trained pharmaceutical support staff including student pharmacy technicians and dispensary assistants/attendants. In August 2004, he gained admission to read Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Public Health (DTMPH) from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Berlin, Germany. After successfully completing the Diploma, Pharm. Awitty proceeded to pursue a modular Masters in International Health (MSc IH) from the TropEd network universities with the Institute of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, Berlin as his home institution. The modules he specialised in included Research Methods; Global HIV/AIDS Epidemiology; Management of HIV infections; Global Tuberculosis Epidemiology; Qualitative Methods in Public Health; Socio-Cultural Dimensions of International Health; Experimental Epidemiology among others. Part of his modular Masters programme took him to the Centre for International Health in Bergen, Norway where he studied for six months. He enrolled for the part-time Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm D) programme at KNUST and graduated with the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) on 1st February, 2019.