Function: Professional PhD
University of Ghana
There is an unmet need for well executed pharmacoepidemiological and pharmaceutical policy analysis research in sub-Saharan Africa by sub-Saharan Africans themselves. But I believe that with proper mentorship, the watershed moment will be reached soon. With a background in pharmacy and epidemiology, my vision has always been to be in the heart of patient centered pharmacy practice research.
Education and experience:
Daniel Ankrah obtained his B Pharm degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana and a graduate degree in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom. He is currently pursuing a professional PhD from the Utrecht University (Utrecht Centre of Pharmaceutical Policy and Regulation) in The Netherlands. While pursuing his PhD he undertook courses in economic evaluation of health, and benefit-risks of medicines from the European Program on Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance (EU2P). He also studied a course on health outcomes research at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health.
Daniel is a deputy director of pharmaceutical services at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana. He is currently in charge of pharmacy practice research, monitoring of benefit-risks of medicines, and small scale pharmaceuticals preparation in the hospital. He is also actively involved in adherence counseling of HIV/AIDS patients on antiretroviral medicines. He mentors intern pharmacists and other pharmacists at the hospital. Daniel is an adjunct lecturer in pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics and biostatistics at the Ghana Chapter of the West African College of Postgraduate Pharmacists. He is interested in patient centered pharmacy practice research.
Former PhD Project:
Pharmaceutical policies and access to medicines: A hospital-pharmacy perspective from Ghana.
Team members and other people involved:
Prof. Dr. Bert Leufkens (promoter), Dr. Aukje Mantel –Teeuwisse, Prof. Irene A Agyepong, Prof.Margaret Lartey