By: Lanetra Bennett
June 5, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- FAMU is taking part in a new advanced pharmacy initiative in West Africa.
Eleven students from Ghana have arrived on the FAMU campus.
They'll be here for the summer studying FAMU's College of Pharmacy program.
Three FAMU pharmacy students will go to Ghana. They leave Monday night and will be in Ghana for six weeks.
The exchange allows students to learn about global health care systems, disease epidemics and environmental issues.
Ghana student, Solomon Quaye, said, "I would really like to learn the kind of policies and things that are set in place to help people during treatment in hospitals, communities, just to help general populations."
FAMU Pharmacy student, Jasmin Godding, said, "It opens up your eyes to seeing the world in a different view. Also you can bring different ideas and different elements back to your hometown. Just communicate with other people differently and say, this is what I learned in the U.S. and this is what I learned in Ghana."