DR. ALEXANDER FIIFI GHARTEY
With an extensive experience in teaching, research, project management and community service, Mr. Alexander Fiifi Ghartey has a distinguished career since 2010 as a lecturer in the Department of Physician Assistantship Studies (PA), School of Applied Sciences of the Central University. Mr. Ghartey teaches courses in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Research Methods; and Medical Ethics and Law. As a doctoral fellow in the University of Cape Coast researching for a PhD (Population and Health) degree, he holds a Master of Science (MSc.) Degree in Health Information Sciences (2004) from the University of Warwick, UK and a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Medical Law (2008) from the University of Northumbria, School of Law, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK.
Mr. Ghartey’s illustrious professional career in the Ghana Health Service as a health information specialist spanned the period 1984 to 2009, during which he held numerous positions including the Central Regional Biostatistician alongside membership of the Central Regional Health Management Team, Cape Coast; Editor of the Health Centrale, official newsletter of the Central Regional Health Directorate; the pioneer Central Regional HIV/AIDS Coordinator and an adjunct tutor in Statistics and research methods at the Cape Coast Nursing and Midwifery Training College.
He was a key member of the National Health Management Information Systems Working Group (MISWG) which piloted the implementation of the Health Management Information System project in the Central, Upper West and Upper East Regions of Ghana from 1990 to 1993 under the auspices of the Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). He has also participated in many projects and consultancies in mental health, HIV/AIDS, malaria control, polio eradication programmes among others. Mr. Ghartey has served in an array of eminent community service including a three- term election as the Presiding Member of the Cape Coast Municipal (now Metropolitan) Assembly (1994-2000) and his appointment as a member of the Board of Governors of the Wesley Girls High School, Cape Coast (1999 - 2000).
Publications & Scientific Papers
1. Ghartey AF et. al (2016). Personal Hygiene Practices of Street-Food-Vendors in a Rural District in Southern Ghana. Published in the Central Inquiry Journal, Central University 2016, Vol. 2 No.1 pp 106-119.
2. Bosu, W., Ghartey AF et. al (1999). A community –based study into the quality of care in the Cape Coast Central Regional Hospital, from the users’ perspective. Published in the Ghana Medical Journal, June 1999, Vol. 33 No.2.
3. Scientific paper on Food Safety Regulations and Vendor compliance: Case study of the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem Municipality.Third Colloquium of the School of Applied Sciences, Central University, Miotso (6th May 2016).
4. Paper on the Process of Ghana’s Mental Health Law Reform at an International Conference of the Mental Health and Poverty Project Research Consortium in Lusaka, Zambia: 10TH-13TH November 2009.
1. Clinical health Information for management decision making and quality of patient care.
2. Public health information and health management decision making at the district level.
3. Ethical and legal considerations in health care and health information management.
4. District Assemblies, public health and regulation enforcement and compliance practices.
5. Comparative studies in quantitative and qualitative research designs and methodologies. 6. Mental Health law reforms in Ghana: impact and challenges.
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