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Dr Raymond Okechukwu

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Contact Address: Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Igbariam Campus
Biography: Raymond Chukwuma Okechukwu ((BPharm; Pharm D; MPharm; FPCPharm)

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raymond-okechukwu-38a20623/

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-1463-6021

Professional Summary: A Clinical Pharmacist of over 28 years career experience in front-line healthcare delivery in a University Teaching Hospital. Highly motivated to optimize patients’ therapeutic outcomes and safety through systematic Pharmaceutical care, patients’ engagement and Pharmacovigilance. Logistics management information system; medication adherence counselling; experiential training; and healthcare research with competencies in Microsoft Suite; EpiInfo, SPSS, STATA applications.

lecturer in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management; Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam Campus, Anambra State

major roles: Didactic Classroom lecture; Experiential training of students on Pharmaceutical care skills during Pharmacy Clinical rotations and clerkships posting within University Teaching Hospital setting. Undergraduate research project supervision.

Research Focus: Antimicrobial Stewardship; Patients’ safety Pharmacovigilance; Patients reported outcomes; Patients’ engagement to improve quality of healthcare.

Research Experience: Have participated in several research in-country as a research focal person for the Nigeria national study on Pre-exposure prophylaxis, (Pre-EP Study) on use Truvada® as treatment for prevention of HIV transmission among HIV sero-discordant couples; the principal investigator in the Patient Safety Research Small grant in WHO-funded Nigeria: coded (PS09035), 2009 - 2010 cohort; the Secretary of the Research Society, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi. Participated in international collaborative research on: Building capacity in evidence-based medicine in low-income and middle-income countries: problems and potential solutions. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjebm-2019-111272); and the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global antimicrobial and biocide resistance (https://academic.oup.com/jacamr/article/3/2/dlab038/6217452). Other publications:


Family and hobbies: Married to Dr. Azuka E. Okechukwu; blessed with five children: main hobbies: computing; reading.

Associations and Leadership: Member: Clinical Pharmacists Association of Nigeria, CPAN, (Coordinator, CPAN, Anambra State; Member; Royal Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene: Observer member: Pharmaceutical Care Network, Europe: Member: AMR Insights Ambassador Network - AMR Insights.
Faculty/Department/Unit: Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management Rank: Lecturere I
Research Interest: Pharmaceutical care; Antimicrobial Stewardship; Patients’ safety Pharmacovigilance; Patients reported outcomes; Patients’ engagement to improve quality of healthcare.
Educational Qualifications: 1. Bachelor of Pharmacy: BPharm. (Pharmacy) (1981-1986)

2. Fellow, Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (Clinical Pharmacy) 2000 - 2004 (FPCPharm)

3. Doctor of Pharmacy: Pharm D: (Clinical Pharmacy)

4. Master of Pharmacy: MPharm: (Clinical Pharmacy)
Universities Attended: 1. University of Nigeria Nsukka (1981-1986)

2. West Africa Postgraduate College of Pharmacists, Lagos Nigeria (2000 -2004)

3. University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria (2000-2006)

4. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (2010-2014)
Publications: Research Publications:

1. Okechukwu Raymond Chukwuma, and Ekhaeyemhe Johnson. The Clinical Informationist: A Model Role for Pharmacists in Evidence-Based Healthcare Delivery, The Pharma Research (T. Pharm. Res.), Journal; Vol. 2 Dec. 2009 117-125. (http://www.academia.edu/33140196/THE_CLINICAL_INFORMATIONIST)

2. R. C. Okechukwu, L. O. Igbinomwanhia. Attitude of Other Healthcare Professionals about Pharmaceutical Care in Nigerian Hospitals. Nigerian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 9 No 1 pp. 92 – 100 (February 2011). (https://www.ajol.info/index.php/njpr/article/view/74023)

3. Raymond C. Okechukwu, Sunday O. Odinduka, Grace N. Ele, Matthew J. Okonta. Awareness, Attitude, and Practice of Pharmacovigilance among Health Care Professionals in Nigeria: Survey in a Teaching Hospital. International Journal of Hospital Research 2013, 2(3):99-108. (http://ijhr.iums.ac.ir/article_5752_0.html)

4. P. O. U. Adogu, R. Okechukwu, N. B. Egenti4 and C. O. Emerole. Attitudes, Practice and Predictors of Rational Use of Medicines among Medicines Prescribers and Dispensers in Nnewi Nigeria; British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 7(5): 319-329, 2015. (Article no.BJPR.2015.114)


5. G. N. Ele, U. Ochu, V. U. Odili, R. C. Okechukwu and B. O. Ogbonna. Evaluation of the Benefits, Quality of Services and Challenges to the Nigerian National Health Insurance Scheme among Enrollees in a Tertiary Teaching Hospital in Southeast Nigeria. JAMPS, 9(3): 1-11, 2016. (https://www.journaljamps.com/index.php/JAMPS/article/view/16966/31596)

6. Okoye, Lilian Uchechukwu, Okechukwu, Raymond C., Odinduka, Sunday, Ogbuagu N. Chukwuanugo and Emelumadu Obiageli. Use of Trigger Tool for Detection of Adverse Drug Reactions among Hospitalized Patients in a Nigerian University Teaching Hospital. Journal of Advances in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences 18(3): 1-7, 2018; Article no.JAMPS.40970: (https://www.journaljamps.com/index.php/JAMPS/article/view/17117/31897)

7. Raymond Okechukwu, Joseph Ugboaja, Jacinta Eli-Ilo, Chukwudubem Onyejiaka, Joy Ebenebe, Michel Egbuniwe, Catherine Obasikene, Nri-Ezedi Chisom. Survey of perception, attitudes and practices of antimicrobial stewardship among health workers in a Nigerian university teaching hospital. BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine Jul 2019, 24 (Suppl. 1) A32; DOI: 10.1136/bmjebm-2019-EBMLive.61. (https://ebm.bmj.com/content/24/Suppl_1/A32.1)

8. Peter J Gill, Shabana M Ali, Yasmin Elsobky, Raymond C. Okechukwu, Tatiane B Ribeiro, Augusto Cesar Soares dos Santos Junior, Daniel Umpierre, Georgia C. Richards. Building capacity in evidence-based medicine in low-income and middle-income countries: problems and potential solutions. BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine November 21st 2019: (http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjebm-2019-111272)

9. Amaka Ezeuko, Chinomnso Chinanuekpere Nnebue, Raymond C. Okechukwu, Chigozie O Ifeadike. Practice gaps and challenges to effective patient safety culture in a tertiary hospital in Nigeria, January 2020 Journal of Patient Safety & Infection Control 8(2):54: DOI: 10.4103/jpsic.jpsic_21_20

10. Onubogu, Chinyere U; Ofiaeli Ogochukwu C; Onyeyili; Adaora N; Aghanya, Iloduba N; Ugwu, Nwanneka O; Okechukwu, Raymond C.; Edokwe, Emeka S; Ndukwu, Chibuzo U; Emelumadu, Obiageli F. Knowledge and Compliance with Standard Precaution Among Healthcare Workers inA South-East Nigerian Tertiary Hospital. Orient Journal of Medicine Vol 33 [1-2] Jan-Jun, 2021 (https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ojm/article/view/205054)

11. Shamshul Ansari, John P. Hays, Andrew Kemp, Raymond Okechukwu et al., The potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global antimicrobial and biocide resistance: an AMR Insights global perspective. JAC Antimicrob Resist. Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2021. (https://academic.oup.com/jacamr/article/3/2/dlab038/6217452)
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=jQA7fq4AAAAJ&hl=en
Skills: Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Care; Teamwork and Collaboration; Communication and Coordination; Medication Adherence Counselling; Research Design and Implementation; Data Collection and Data Analysis; Computer Skills (Microsoft Suite; EpiInfo, SPSS, STATA)
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