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Vice President Bawumia Launches National Electronic Pharmacy Platform (NEPP) – Africa’s First Nationwide e-pharmacy



Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has launched Ghana’s first nationwide e-pharmacy in Africa, the Nationwide Electronic Pharmacy Platform (NEPP).

As part of government’s agenda to drive digitization, this new platform, will enable Ghanaians to order pharmaceutical products online from the comfort of their homes.

The platform becomes the latest step in the Vice President’s forward thinking digital transformation drive which aims to boost the country’s economy by introducing modern and easier ways of commerce.

Delivering a speech at the launch of the platform, Dr. Bawumia, once again, underscored the need for the country to embrace digitalization in the service delivery sector.

“Ladies and Gentlemen, the world today is moving at a pace never imagined before. Even for those who predicted that technology will disrupt the way goods and services move around, they did not envisage it will accelerate this quickly. In this short period, we have witnessed the digital technological transformation in education, retail commerce, building and construction and more recently in healthcare, since the COVID-19 pandemic struck”. He said.

“In area of Health, the conversation of contactless pharmaceutical service dispensing, has seen e-pharmacy emerge as a promising sector in offering convenience in Pharmacy services for all, irrespective of location.

Most often, people are faced with the difficulty of driving quite a distance just to find cost-efficient and reliable pharmacies to purchase medications. The situation most times has led to Pharmacy operators preying on the vulnerability of patients to inflate prices or offer fake substitutes for the medication sought”. The Vice President added.

Explaining the rationale for the introduction of the National e-pharmacy platform, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia said that the platform will make it possible for the regulated growth of the digital health space in Ghana.


The National Electronic Pharmacy Platform (NEPP) is a technological platform commissioned by the Pharmacy Council of Ghana to facilitate safe and secure access to medications and pharmaceutical services in Ghana whilst protecting the consumers confidentiality. The platform offers subscribers an unlimited access to online Pharmacies and Pharmacists for medicine purchase or enquiry, and a courier service to deliver medications within a limited time frame to individuals who make requests.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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