The UHAS Chapter of the Ghana Pharmaceutical Students’ Association had their week celebration from the 2nd March 2020 to the 7th of March 2020. The week was themed ‘Promoting the agenda against antimicrobial resistance’ This was aimed at creating awareness about the dangers of antibiotic misuse.
The week began on Monday 2nd March 2020 with the Rep Your school, Launching and a presentation by Dr Cornelius Dodoo, a Pharmaceutical Microbiologist at the SBBS Auditorium on the appropriate usage of antimicrobial agents. He admonished participants to use antibiotics when required and then educate the public on the safe use of antibiotics to curb any form of resistance.
On Tuesday 3rd March 2020, an outreach commonly known amongst the pharmaceutical fraternity as ‘Drug Safety’ was organized at Adaklu Helekpe. The key purpose was to educate members of the community on good use of medicines, lifestyle modifications, diseases of common occurrence and finally to screen the health of some indigenes. The day ended with many residents of the community being satisfied with the information they got.
Denim Day was held on Wednesday 4th March 2020. On the day set aside for fashion, the pharmacy students wore white tops on either jeans trousers or skirts. The whole idea behind that was to show distinctiveness between the department and the rest. The white on blue agenda exuded a cool feeling.
Thursday 5th March 2020 was dubbed Jersey Day. Members of GPSA-UHAS represented their various sports teams in different folds. From basketball to football, everyone clearly made their club loyalties known.
The Aponkye Cup took place on Friday 6th March 2020. Rivalries between classes were stoked than ever as four levels battled it out on the football field for the goat prize. The highly anticipated Aponkye Cup was plagued with drama as the goat prize escaped on numerous occasions. At the end of the day, PharmD 2 won the coveted prize.
Saturday 7th March 2010 was marked by two events. The first was the Patient Counseling Competition were individuals show off their counselling skills when communicating with clients in a professional setting. In a hotly contested competition, Michael Mensah was adjudged by the panel as the winner after the third round.
The week was climaxed with a dinner dubbed as La Noche on Saturday 7th March at the luxurious Sky Plus Hotel. With excellent food and soothing music in a serene environment, members of GPSA-UHAS were able to cool their heads after a hectic week. From individual submissions, this week could be described as an eventful one.
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