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. She serves on several national and international boards including Lancet Commissioner on Essential Medicines and also is an Expert member of World Health Organisation Expert Committee on Medicines Policies and Management, WHO, Geneva. She has served on several WHO and World Trade Organisation, West African Health Organisation 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, Essential Medicines in Universal Health Coverage among others. She is also the chair for Ghana chapter of International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). She has coordinated several assessments of the pharmaceutical sector in Ghana with meaningful contributions to the health sector dialogue. Mrs Gyansa-Lutterodt is a Fellow of West African Post-graduate College of Pharmacists and a Foundation Fellow of Ghana College of Pharmacists.
Martha is the current chair for Ghana’s Antimicrobial Resistance Working group that responded to the Global Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance with a country working mechanism. She has recently been appointed to the United Nations Inter Agency Group on Antimicrobial Resistance. She has been recognized and awarded recently for her contribution to Health and Pharmacy development and practice in Ghana by the Ghana Women of Excellence Awards’.