GPHF presents 500th Minilab to the Ghanaian Ministry of Health

GPHF presents 500th Minilab to the Ghanaian Ministry of Health

• Merck has been providing compact laboratories for identifying counterfeit
medicines since 1998
• To date, 21 Minilabs are in use in Ghana

Accra, June 6, 2012 – Today, the Global Pharma Health Fund (GPHF) donated a
compact mobile laboratory for identifying counterfeit medicines to the
Ghanaian Ministry of Health. It was the 500th lab that the GPHF, a
charitable initiative financed by Merck, has provided to public and private
health services in developing countries since 1998. Representing the
Ministry of Health, Dr. Stephen K. Opuni, Chief Executive of the Ghana Food
and Drugs Board, the agency charged with ensuring the quality of drugs in
Ghana, received the Minilab in presence of Sylvester A. Mensah, Chief
Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority, and Ghanaian-born
professional soccer player Gerald Asamoah. The Minilab is worth around
9,400 Ghanaian new cedis (approx. € 4,000).

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