Korle Bu Teaching Hospital
As a Clinical Pharmacist practicing in a teaching hospital, I generate lots of data on patient care and though I recognize the huge potential for research into various topics, the lack of requisite skills and guidance prevented any meaningful attempts; I therefore believe this program will enable me acquire the needed skills to publish in a resource challenged environment.
Education and experience:
Raymond Tetteh is an accredited tutor practitioner in Clinical Pharmacy with specialty in infectious diseases but was trained initially as a pharmacist in the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania. Later, he qualified as a Clinical Pharmacist from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland. He has been working in the premier teaching hospital of Ghana (The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital) from 1988 to date. After accreditation as a tutor practitioner, he started lecturing in the schools of pharmacy as an adjunct lecturer. Presently, he holds the position of a Senior Specialist in Clinical Pharmacy and have access to clinical and pharmaceutical data of over 20,000 HIV/AIDS patients.
His interest in HIV care stemmed from an initiative of WHO to provide anti- retroviral drugs for patients living in resource challenged countries like Ghana. He was trained as a frontline health professional in all aspects of HIV care and was fully involved as a trainer of trainees in an up scaling program of providing HAART to all corners of the country. Presently he supports the department of medicine in managing over 20,000 patients living with HIV/AIDS. He is also an expert in medicines information management and serves on the National Experts Committee on Standard Treatment Guidelines of Ghana (STG). He also makes time to practice in the community from time to time.
Title PhD project:
The Use and Safety of Antiretroviral Medicines: Lessons from Ghana
Team members and other people involved:
Edmund T. Nartey, Margaret Lartey, Dr. Aukje Mantel-Teeuwisse, Prof. Dr. Bert Leufkens, Priscilla A. Nortey, and Alexander N. O. Dodoo, Barbara Yankey
Outcomes of a Post-exposure Prophylaxis Program at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana: A Retrospective Cohort Study
A prospective cohort study of the tolerability and adherence to highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) in post-exposure HIV prophylaxis program at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana.(BMC Public Health 2015 15:573)
Association between the occurrence of Adverse Drug Events and Modification of First Line Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy in Ghanaian HIV positive patients.(Drug Safety 2016: DRSA-D-16-001-48R2)