USP–Ghana (CePAT)

Contact Info

USP–Ghana
No. 3 Park Avenue
Motorway Extension
North Dzorwulu
P.O. Box WY 1204, Kwabenya
Accra, Ghana
Phone: +233-30-2216888

Combating Public Health Threats through Knowledge Sharing

Poor-quality medicines pose a serious threat to public health in Sub-Saharan Africa. USP–Ghana, home to the Center for Pharmaceutical Advancement and Training (CePAT), provides high-quality analytical and training services to help national regulatory authorities and local manufacturers detect falsified and substandard medicines, and to ensure sustainable, quality-assured medicines production. CePAT also screens pharmaceuticals for quality from across the sub-region. 
 
Since opening in 2013, CePAT has trained approximately 190 professionals from 32 African countries on a range of pharmaceutical regulatory, quality assurance and quality control functions.
 
 

Services

  • Integrated training and testing services to professionals in pharmaceuticals regulation and manufacturing. 
  • Comprehensive skills-building and human resource capacity development approach covers quality management systems (QMS), good laboratory practices (GLP), good manufacturing practices (cGMP), and quality control (QC) procedures.
  • Third-party medicines testing for governments and global health initiatives
  • Supply chain integrity consulting services to help detect and prevent medicines adulteration. 
 

Trainers Wanted: USP’s Center for Pharmaceutical Advancement and Training – Sub-Saharan Africa

Help us improve public health in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Falsified and substandard medicines threaten recent improvements to global public health--particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. USP and its collaborators work across the region to ensure quality medicines availability. Join us in helping our partners develop skills needed to deliver quality assured medicines to citizens who need them most.

Located at our state-of-the-art facility in Accra, Ghana, the Center for Pharmaceutical Advancement and Training (CePAT) provides courses featuring lectures from working professionals in key sectors. We are currently recruiting experts from the following fields:

  • Dossier evaluation and medicines registration
  • Good manufacturing practices
  • Pharmaceutical quality control
  • Equipment troubleshooting and preventive maintenance

Particular consideration will be given to current national regulators, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and international supply chain consultants.

E-mail your resume and cover letter to cepat@usp.org.

NOTE: All trainers are thoroughly vetted to avoid conflicts of interest and ensure compliance with USP’s Code of Ethics, as well as applicable laws and regulations. We also work closely with a potential trainer’s current employer to ensure conformance with applicable internal policies and procedures.


Facility Info: Growing to Meet Quality Assurance Demands 

A USP Global Health Program, CePAT is rapidly expanding to meet demand while strengthening its training and testing capabilities—in an effort to ensure only good-quality, safe, and beneficial medicines are available to patients in Africa. A pharmaceutical microbiology laboratory was recently added enhancing the site’s quality control testing capabilities. 
 
USP–Ghana is included under USP's ISO 9001:2008 certification and has earned accreditation to IS0 17025:2005. View USP’s ISO certificates.
 


USP–Ghana's most-recent expansion included a pharmaceutical microbiology 
laboratory to enhance the site's quality control testing capabilities.
 

Questions?

  • For CePAT: Patrick Lukulay, V.P., Global Health Impact Programs-Africa, phl@usp.org
  • For USP-Ghana and USP’s Global Health Impact Programs: Kelly Willis, S.V.P., Global Public Health, kw@usp.org