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United States Pharmacopeia

United States Pharmacopeia (USP)-Ghana, home to the Center for Pharmaceutical Advancement and Training (CePAT), is providing high quality analytical and training services to help national regulatory authorities and local manufacturers detect falsified and substandard medicine and to ensure sustainable, quality-assured medicines production. 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. 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. CEPAT and USP provide integrated and testing services to professionals in pharmaceuticals regulation and manufacturing. They also provide comprehensive skills-building and human resource capacity development that covers quality management systems, good laboratory practices, good manufacturing practices and quality control procedures. Other services include third-party medicines testing for governments and global health initiatives and supply chain integrity consulting services to help detect and prevent medicines adulteration.

Partner Information

  • Lead Implementer: United States Pharmacopeia
  • Sub Partners: n/a
  • Project Duration: 2013-present
  • Country Districts: n/a
  • Technical Areas: Supply Chain; Human Resources for Health
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Mr. Kwasi Poku Boateng

Chief of Party