J O Gyapong

Summary

Publications

  1. ncbi The economic burden of lymphatic filariasis in northern Ghana
    J O Gyapong
    Health Research Unit, Ministry of Health, Accra, Ghana
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 90:39-48. 1996
  2. ncbi The use of spatial analysis in mapping the distribution of bancroftian filariasis in four West African countries
    J O Gyapong
    Health Research Unit, Ghana Health Service, Ministry of Health, P O Box GP 184, Accra, Ghana
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 96:695-705. 2002
  3. ncbi The use of grid sampling methodology for rapid assessment of the distribution of bancroftian filariasis
    J O Gyapong
    Health Research Unit, Ministry of Health, P O Box GP 184, Accra, Ghana
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 95:681-6. 2001
  4. ncbi Impact of single-dose ivermectin on community microfilaria load in bancroftian filariasis infection: two years post treatment
    J O Gyapong
    Health Research Unit, Ministry of Health, P O Box GP 184, Accra, Ghana
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 94:434-6. 2000
  5. ncbi Evaluation of the filter paper blood collection method for detecting Og4C3 circulating antigen in bancroftian filariasis
    J O Gyapong
    Health Research Unit, Ministry of Health, Accra, Ghana
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 92:407-10. 1998
  6. ncbi Community-directed treatment: the way forward to eliminating lymphatic filariasis as a public-health problem in Ghana
    M Gyapong
    Health Research Unit, Ministry of Health, P O Box GP 184, Accra, Ghana
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 95:77-86. 2001
  7. ncbi The relationship between infection and disease in Wuchereria bancrofti infection in Ghana
    J O Gyapong
    Health Research Unit, Ministry of Health, Accra, Ghana
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 92:390-2. 1998
  8. ncbi The potential role of peripheral health workers and community key informants in the rapid assessment of community burden of disease: the example of lymphatic filariasis
    J O Gyapong
    Health Research Unit, Ministry of Health, Accra, Ghana
    Trop Med Int Health 3:522-8. 1998
  9. ncbi Improving adherence to malaria treatment for children: the use of pre-packed chloroquine tablets vs. chloroquine syrup
    E K Ansah
    Dangme West District, Ministry of Health, Dodowa, Ghana
    Trop Med Int Health 6:496-504. 2001
  10. ncbi Editorial: Lymphatic filariasis endemicity--an indicator of poverty?
    D N Durrheim
    Trop Med Int Health 9:843-5. 2004

Detail Information

Publications10

  1. ncbi The economic burden of lymphatic filariasis in northern Ghana
    J O Gyapong
    Health Research Unit, Ministry of Health, Accra, Ghana
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 90:39-48. 1996
    ..Some aspects of treatment seeking, the cost of treatment, the burden of the disease on the community, and the public-health implications are discussed...
  2. ncbi The use of spatial analysis in mapping the distribution of bancroftian filariasis in four West African countries
    J O Gyapong
    Health Research Unit, Ghana Health Service, Ministry of Health, P O Box GP 184, Accra, Ghana
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 96:695-705. 2002
    ..The campaign to eliminate lymphatic filariasis as a public-health problem in Africa will require significantly more resources (human, financial, and logistic) than previously anticipated...
  3. ncbi The use of grid sampling methodology for rapid assessment of the distribution of bancroftian filariasis
    J O Gyapong
    Health Research Unit, Ministry of Health, P O Box GP 184, Accra, Ghana
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 95:681-6. 2001
    ..It will also help improve estimates of the number of people at risk and affected, and of the burden of disease due to lymphatic filariasis in Africa...
  4. ncbi Impact of single-dose ivermectin on community microfilaria load in bancroftian filariasis infection: two years post treatment
    J O Gyapong
    Health Research Unit, Ministry of Health, P O Box GP 184, Accra, Ghana
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 94:434-6. 2000
    ..5% and 39.5% of pre-treatment levels, respectively. The implications of any shortfalls on the drug delivery system on the goal of elimination of lymphatic filariasis are discussed...
  5. ncbi Evaluation of the filter paper blood collection method for detecting Og4C3 circulating antigen in bancroftian filariasis
    J O Gyapong
    Health Research Unit, Ministry of Health, Accra, Ghana
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 92:407-10. 1998
    ..The diagnostic performance of the method was consistently low in all but 2 communities (sensitivity = 50.3%). This method of diagnosing filariasis is not suitable for field use in its present form...
  6. ncbi Community-directed treatment: the way forward to eliminating lymphatic filariasis as a public-health problem in Ghana
    M Gyapong
    Health Research Unit, Ministry of Health, P O Box GP 184, Accra, Ghana
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 95:77-86. 2001
    ..The implications of these findings for the global programme for filariasis elimination are discussed...
  7. ncbi The relationship between infection and disease in Wuchereria bancrofti infection in Ghana
    J O Gyapong
    Health Research Unit, Ministry of Health, Accra, Ghana
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 92:390-2. 1998
    ..The pathophysiologies of elephantiasis and hydrocele may therefore differ from one another, and require further investigation...
  8. ncbi The potential role of peripheral health workers and community key informants in the rapid assessment of community burden of disease: the example of lymphatic filariasis
    J O Gyapong
    Health Research Unit, Ministry of Health, Accra, Ghana
    Trop Med Int Health 3:522-8. 1998
    ..Community key informants provided very useful qualitative and quantitative data on the prevalence of clinical filariasis. The need to use nontraditional health professionals in gathering data for planing control programs is discussed...
  9. ncbi Improving adherence to malaria treatment for children: the use of pre-packed chloroquine tablets vs. chloroquine syrup
    E K Ansah
    Dangme West District, Ministry of Health, Dodowa, Ghana
    Trop Med Int Health 6:496-504. 2001
    ..The cost of treatment with tablets was about one-quarter that of syrup and 62% (n=96) of caregivers preferred tablets. Pre-packed chloroquine tablets are a viable alternative to syrup...
  10. ncbi Editorial: Lymphatic filariasis endemicity--an indicator of poverty?
    D N Durrheim
    Trop Med Int Health 9:843-5. 2004