Space up the birth of your Children - DKT International to Parent
DKT organised a workshop for parents and the reason was to educate licensed chemical sellers over the counter sales of medication in the regions under the theme a "must reportage on ADR amidst of COVID-19".
DKT International, a registered social marketing company has advised Ghanaian parents to space up the birth of their children.
DKT was founded in 1989 with the main focus on the power of social marketing in some of the largest countries with the greatest needs for family planning, HIV/AIDS prevention and safe abortion.
At a day workshop organized by DKT International at Sefwi Wiawso in the Western North Region, the General Manager Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance and QPPV and also head of medical detailing Mr Abdulai Adamu, indicated that his outfit was into manufacturing of modern contraceptive drugs such as Lady post-pill, condoms and many other birth control pills for both parents.
Mr Adamu has called on the Ghanaians population to purchase more of their drugs above the rest because DKT International strictly adheres to the rules and regulations of the Food and Drugs Authority which makes their product subjected to third party testing, and also operate with World Health Organization (WHO) pre-qualified facilities.
He said, the company though is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and also a non-profit entity but has achieved tremendously health impact and done it cost-efficiently.
"We working mostly in the private sector and also support the public sector, often partnering with government health facilities to reach the total market", Mr Abdulai Adamu stated.
Stressing on their mission, the general manager mentioned that DKT contributes to raise modern contraceptive prevalence rate, reduce maternal mortality and provide an option for HIV/AIDS preventions through dynamics social marketing in Ghana".
"By so doing we have increased the demand for reproductive health products, media and education campaigns and the capacity of providers to offer high-quality health care through training and support".
Touching on Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR) the manager encouraged the Over Counter Chemical Sellers to always report on ADR, for " this will empower us to take appropriate regulatory actions to reduce them".
Mr Adam emphasised on the main reason for the workshop was to educate licensed chemical sellers over the counter sales of medication in the regions under the theme a "must reportage on ADR amidst of COVID-19".
Aimed at equipping participants with the requisite knowledge on the adverse effects of drug reactions and the need to report them.
He advised the licensed over the counter medicine sellers and health personnel to make enough time to counsel their clients on the right usage of medicines they purchase and the need to report on ADR.
Alex Donkoh, Kasoa