Dr Martha Gyansa-Lutterodt is the Director of Pharmaceutical Services and also the Chief Pharmacist of Ghana. Martha is a product of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, Leeds University, United Kingdom and GIMPA’s School of Governance and Leadership. Martha also holds a Doctorate in Pharmacy from KNUST, Ghana. She serves on several national and international boards and also is a Lancet Commissioner on Essential Medicines 2015. She is an Expert member of the World Health Organisation Expert Committee on Medicines Policy and Management. She served on several Bilateral and Multilateral consultations on Trade Related International Property Rights as well as medicines policies.
She has several publications on various topics like TRIPS, DOHA and Access to medicines, policy options for Ghana, Antibiotic Resistance in Ghana by Lancet Infectious Diseases, Laboratory-based nationwide surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in Ghana among others. She has coordinated several assessments of the pharmaceutical sector in Ghana with meaningful contributions to the health sector dialogue. She is the chair for Ghana chapter of International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). Martha is a fellow of West African Post Graduate College of Pharmacists and Foundation fellow of Ghana College of Pharmacists. She is the chair for Ghana’s Alliance for Antimicrobial Resistance. Martha has been awarded for her contribution to Health development in Ghana by the ‘2012 Ghana Women of Excellence Awards’.