College of Pharmacy Faculty Assist Ethiopia University with Patient Care Services

Howard University, through a Twining Partnership with the American International Health Alliance, supported Ethiopia to improve the pharmacy education at Addis Ababa University and other public universities throughout the country. HIV/AIDS was a major health issue in the country, and it was critical to provide quality clinical pharmacy services to improve proper use of anti-retroviral and other medications there. Bisrat Hailemeskel, Pharm.D., associate professor and assistant director for international projects in the College of Pharmacy, led the project along with Rosalyn C. King, Pharm.D., former director of the Pharmacists and Continuing Education Center. The project started in 2006 through a grant from Health Resources & Service Administration and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

Several Howard University faculty members traveled to Ethiopia to promote and assist the country with implementing clinical pharmacy services, including Beatrice Adderley-Kelly, Ph.D., former dean of the College of Pharmacy; Olu A. Olusanya, Pharm.D., chair of the Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy Sciences; and Muhammad Habib, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Other faculty members who traveled in support of this effort include Patricia Noumedem, Pharm.D., associate professor; Youness R. Karodeh, Pharm.D., associate professor and assistant dean for Students Affairs; Wendell Bunyan, director of Experiential and External Programs; Salome Weaver, Pharm.D., associate professor; and Krishna Kumar, Ph.D., professor.

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