In October 2009, WHO designated the University of Ghana Medical School as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Advocacy and Training in pharmacovigilance, under the directorship of Prof Alex Dodoo. The centre has since been active in a number of areas in and outside Ghana advocating and training personnel in Pharmacovigilance and providing technical support to assist countries and institutions in improving their pharmacovigilance systems.
The centre is situated in Accra, the capital of Ghana where all daily and official duties take place.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centres are institutions designated by the Director–General of the WHO to contribute and support WHO in its programs and activities within member-states. The centres are also mandated to contribute to strengthening country resources by way of providing information, research and training in line with WHO goals. The centres share the ultimate goal of WHO in achieving health for all. This creates the avenue for the identified institutions to work together sharing ideas, resources and technical services.