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We are a non-profit, non-political, non-religious organization founded in 2003 after the establishment of the faculty of Pharmacy at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST, Kumasi which is the headquarters of the association.

GHEMSA was formed to serve as the mouth piece for the Herbal Medical Student and also to enable students to contribute their quota to health care delivery in Ghana.

The Association is governed by a seven-member Executive Council, a Students’ Council, and the General (Students) Assembly, whose policies are carried out through 12 documented committees.

The Association has among other things the following aims and objectives:


  • Educating the general public on the safe and rational use of herbal products
  • To serve as a sole body for making representations to the Faculty authorities and organizations on behalf of the students
  • To project the views and image of the Association at National and International levels


  • To encourage and promote the exchange of ideas by international correspondence, to encourage full dissemination of scientific and professional knowledge and by participating in congresses, conferences and seminars with other Herbal Medical Students.
  • To collate opinions and information subjects of health education and suggest improvement where thought necessary.
  • To promote cordial relations among student organizations in health sciences.
  • To encourage and promote international visits among Herbal medical Students and to recommend students for exchange programmes.
  • To publish a magazine annually as an organ of the Association.
  • To inculcate a sense of duty, professional pride and confidence in members so as to help produce Herbal Medical Practitioners who will maintain high ethical standards.
  • To organize lectures, excursions, and other such activities as will help educate the general public on the effects of abuse and correct use of herbs.

In line with our objectives, various programs and projects run by the Association within the year include the following:

  • Annual Faculty and Health Awareness Week
  • Annual National Drug Safety Campaign
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Campaign (WASH)
  • Radio Outreach Programs via Media Committee
  • FDA Programme
  • Mini Clinic and patient counselling
  • Media outreach
  • Seminars and Conferences
  • Magazine

It is always the resolve of the executive council to involve all members of the Association in policy making, as much as possible.

Our main aim is to promote safe complementary and alternate medicine 



This is the executive body of the Ghana Herbal Medical Students’ Association (GHEMSA), KNUST for 2016/2017 academic year. They are the decision making body concerning students activities at the Faculty.

  1. Adom Emmanuel – President
  2. Patrick Oduro K. – Vice President
  3. Laudina Omenako O. – Secretary
  4. Antwi Osei Asibey – Financial Secretary
  5. Mary Magdalene K. Agumey – P. R. O
  6. Osei Owusu Prince – Organizer
  7. Baduor T. James – Editor-In-Chief


Dr. S. Y. Gbedema (Head of Department)