ghana

Summary

Summary: A republic in western Africa, south of BURKINA FASO and west of TOGO. Its capital is Accra. It was called the Gold Coast until 1957, from the gold discovered there by the Portuguese in the late 15th century. A center for slave trade, it was acquired by the British in the 19th century and became independent in 1957. Ghana took its name from a tribal leader that stands for king. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p441 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p206)

Top Publications

  1. pmc Distant relatives of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus and close relatives of human coronavirus 229E in bats, Ghana
    Susanne Pfefferle
    Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1377-84. 2009
  2. ncbi Application of a circulating-cathodic-antigen (CCA) strip test and real-time PCR, in comparison with microscopy, for the detection of Schistosoma haematobium in urine samples from Ghana
    B B Obeng
    Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Centre LUMC, P4 37a, Albinusdreef 2333 ZA Leiden, The Netherlands
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 102:625-33. 2008
  3. ncbi The Ghana community-based health planning and services initiative for scaling up service delivery innovation
    Frank K Nyonator
    Ghana Health Service GHS, Private Mail Bag, Accra, Ghana
    Health Policy Plan 20:25-34. 2005
  4. pmc Rapid testing for malaria in settings where microscopy is available and peripheral clinics where only presumptive treatment is available: a randomised controlled trial in Ghana
    Evelyn K Ansah
    Dangme West District Health Directorate, Dodowa, Ghana
    BMJ 340:c930. 2010
  5. ncbi Prevalence, detection, management, and control of hypertension in Ashanti, West Africa
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK
    Hypertension 43:1017-22. 2004
  6. ncbi An outbreak of serotype 1 Streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis in northern Ghana with features that are characteristic of Neisseria meningitidis meningitis epidemics
    Julia Leimkugel
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    J Infect Dis 192:192-9. 2005
  7. ncbi Factors associated with hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in Ghana, West Africa
    C Agyemang
    Erasmus Medical Centre, Institute of Health Policy and Management, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hum Hypertens 20:67-71. 2006
  8. ncbi Decentralization of health systems in Ghana, Zambia, Uganda and the Philippines: a comparative analysis of decision space
    Thomas J Bossert
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Policy Plan 17:14-31. 2002
  9. ncbi Spatial variation of malaria incidence in young children from a geographically homogeneous area with high endemicity
    Benno Kreuels
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany
    J Infect Dis 197:85-93. 2008
  10. pmc Please understand when I cry out in pain: women's accounts of maternity services during labour and delivery in Ghana
    Lucia D'Ambruoso
    Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    BMC Public Health 5:140. 2005

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  1. pmc Distant relatives of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus and close relatives of human coronavirus 229E in bats, Ghana
    Susanne Pfefferle
    Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1377-84. 2009
    We tested 12 bat species in Ghana for coronavirus (CoV) RNA. The virus prevalence in insectivorous bats (n = 123) was 9.76%. CoV was not detected in 212 fecal samples from Eidolon helvum fruit bats...
  2. ncbi Application of a circulating-cathodic-antigen (CCA) strip test and real-time PCR, in comparison with microscopy, for the detection of Schistosoma haematobium in urine samples from Ghana
    B B Obeng
    Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Centre LUMC, P4 37a, Albinusdreef 2333 ZA Leiden, The Netherlands
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 102:625-33. 2008
    ..Urine samples, obtained from 74 'cases' in areas of Ghana with endemic S. haematobium and 79 'controls' from non-endemic areas, were each checked using the three methods...
  3. ncbi The Ghana community-based health planning and services initiative for scaling up service delivery innovation
    Frank K Nyonator
    Ghana Health Service GHS, Private Mail Bag, Accra, Ghana
    Health Policy Plan 20:25-34. 2005
    ..An approach to evidence-based policy development has been launched in Ghana which bridges the gap between research and programme implementation...
  4. pmc Rapid testing for malaria in settings where microscopy is available and peripheral clinics where only presumptive treatment is available: a randomised controlled trial in Ghana
    Evelyn K Ansah
    Dangme West District Health Directorate, Dodowa, Ghana
    BMJ 340:c930. 2010
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  5. ncbi Prevalence, detection, management, and control of hypertension in Ashanti, West Africa
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK
    Hypertension 43:1017-22. 2004
    ..were assessed in 1013 men (n=385) and women (n=628), both aged 55 [SD 11] years, living in 12 villages in Ashanti, Ghana. Five hundred thirty two lived in semi-urban and 481 in rural villages...
  6. ncbi An outbreak of serotype 1 Streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis in northern Ghana with features that are characteristic of Neisseria meningitidis meningitis epidemics
    Julia Leimkugel
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    J Infect Dis 192:192-9. 2005
    The Kassena-Nankana District (KND) of northern Ghana lies in the African meningitis belt, where epidemics of bacterial meningitis have been reoccurring every 8-12 years...
  7. ncbi Factors associated with hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in Ghana, West Africa
    C Agyemang
    Erasmus Medical Centre, Institute of Health Policy and Management, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hum Hypertens 20:67-71. 2006
    ..We analysed cross-sectional data from Ghana (West-Africa) to examine factors associated with awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension...
  8. ncbi Decentralization of health systems in Ghana, Zambia, Uganda and the Philippines: a comparative analysis of decision space
    Thomas J Bossert
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Policy Plan 17:14-31. 2002
    This study reviews the experience of decentralization in four developing countries: Ghana, Uganda, Zambia and the Philippines...
  9. ncbi Spatial variation of malaria incidence in young children from a geographically homogeneous area with high endemicity
    Benno Kreuels
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany
    J Infect Dis 197:85-93. 2008
    ..Detailed knowledge of spatial variation of malaria epidemiology and associated risk factors is important for planning and evaluating malaria-control measures...
  10. pmc Please understand when I cry out in pain: women's accounts of maternity services during labour and delivery in Ghana
    Lucia D'Ambruoso
    Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    BMC Public Health 5:140. 2005
    This study was undertaken to investigate women's accounts of interactions with health care providers during labour and delivery and to assess the implications for acceptability and utilisation of maternity services in Ghana.
  11. pmc Distribution of Mycobacterium ulcerans in buruli ulcer endemic and non-endemic aquatic sites in Ghana
    Heather R Williamson
    Department of Microbiology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2:e205. 2008
    ..ulcerans within 26 aquatic sites in Ghana. Results suggest that M...
  12. ncbi Public social policy development and implementation: a case study of the Ghana National Health Insurance scheme
    Irene Akua Agyepong
    Ghana Health Service, Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate, PO Box 184, Accra, Ghana
    Health Policy Plan 23:150-60. 2008
    ..b>Ghana, a low-income developing country in sub-Saharan Africa, embarked on a national policy process of replacing out-of-..
  13. ncbi Beliefs and attitudes toward Buruli ulcer in Ghana
    Ymkje Stienstra
    Department of Internal Medicine, Groningen University Hospital, The Netherlands
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 67:207-13. 2002
    ..Quantitative and qualitative data were obtained by interviewing patients with this disease and control subjects in Ghana. Common perceived causes were witchcraft and curses...
  14. pmc Accelerating reproductive and child health programme impact with community-based services: the Navrongo experiment in Ghana
    James F Phillips
    Policy Research Division, Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 84:949-55. 2006
    ..To determine the demographic and health impact of deploying health service nurses and volunteers to village locations with a view to scaling up results...
  15. ncbi Transactional sex is the driving force in the dynamics of HIV in Accra, Ghana
    Anne Marie Côté
    Centre for International Health, University of Sherbrooke, 3001 12th Avenue North, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada J1H 5N4
    AIDS 18:917-25. 2004
    To delineate the population attributable fraction (PAF) of transactional sex in prevalent cases of HIV infection in the male adult population of Accra, Ghana.
  16. ncbi Social costs of skilled attendance at birth in rural Ghana
    Alessandra Nina Bazzano
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 102:91-4. 2008
    To examine the social costs to women of skilled attendance at birth in rural Ghana.
  17. ncbi Beyond symptom recognition: care-seeking for ill newborns in rural Ghana
    Alessandra N Bazzano
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, London, UK, and College of Health Sciences, Touro University, Vallejo, CA, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 13:123-8. 2008
    To assess newborn care-seeking practices in a rural area of Ghana where most births take place at home in order to inform potential strategies for reducing newborn mortality.
  18. ncbi Rural and urban differences in blood pressure and hypertension in Ghana, West Africa
    Charles Agyemang
    Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Public Health 120:525-33. 2006
    ..Hypertension, once rare in traditional African societies, is rapidly becoming a major public health problem...
  19. pmc LiST as a catalyst in program planning: experiences from Burkina Faso, Ghana and Malawi
    Jennifer Bryce
    Institute for International Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 39:i40-7. 2010
    ..Here we describe how the Lives Saved Tool (LiST) was used as part of an early assessment of the expected impact of CI plans in Malawi, Burkina Faso and Ghana.
  20. pmc Buruli ulcer in Ghana: results of a national case search
    George Amofah
    Ministry of Health, Accra, Ghana
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:167-70. 2002
    A national search for cases of Buruli ulcer in Ghana identified 5,619 patients, with 6,332 clinical lesions at various stages. The overall crude national prevalence rate of active lesions was 20.7 per 100,000, but the rate was 150...
  21. ncbi Molecular epidemiology of Plasmodium falciparum infections among asymptomatic inhabitants of a holoendemic malarious area in northern Ghana
    S Owusu-Agyei
    Navrongo Health Research Centre, Navrongo, Ghana
    Trop Med Int Health 7:421-8. 2002
    ..was assessed in an age-stratified cluster sample of 308 individuals from Kassena-Nankana District of northern Ghana during June and July 2000...
  22. ncbi Social and behavioral determinants of consistent condom use among female commercial sex workers in Ghana
    Ahmed Adu-Oppong
    Georgia Southern University, Jiann Ping Hsu College of Public Health in Statesboro, GA 30460 8015, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 19:160-72. 2007
    ..the social and behavioral predictors of consistent condom use among female commercial sex workers (FCSWs) in Ghana. Four hundred fifty street commercial sex workers were interviewed in Accra, Kumasi and Techiman...
  23. ncbi The changing patterns of hypertension in Ghana: a study of four rural communities in the Ga District
    Juliet Addo
    National Diabetes Management and Research Centre, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Korle Bu, Ghana
    Ethn Dis 16:894-9. 2006
    To determine the prevalence, distribution and risk factors of hypertension among rural residents in Ghana.
  24. ncbi Factors associated with exclusive breastfeeding in Accra, Ghana
    B A Aidam
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 3624 Horsebarn Hill Road Extension, U 17, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 59:789-96. 2005
    To assess factors associated with exclusive breast-feeding (EBF) in Accra, Ghana. DESIGN, SUBJECTS, SETTING: Data on current and past infant feeding patterns, sociodemographic, biomedical and biocultural factors were collected using a ..
  25. pmc Beyond fragmentation and towards universal coverage: insights from Ghana, South Africa and the United Republic of Tanzania
    Diane McIntyre
    Health Economics Unit, University of Cape Town, Observatory, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 86:871-6. 2008
    ..aim of this paper is to explore the extent of fragmentation within the health systems of three African countries (Ghana, South Africa and the United Republic of Tanzania)...
  26. pmc Transcription profiling of a recently colonised pyrethroid resistant Anopheles gambiae strain from Ghana
    Pie Müller
    Vector Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, L3 5QA, UK
    BMC Genomics 8:36. 2007
    ..Although three enzyme families (cytochrome P450s, glutathione S-transferases and carboxylesterases) have been widely associated with insecticide detoxification the role of individual enzymes is largely unknown...
  27. ncbi Costs of near-miss obstetric complications for women and their families in Benin and Ghana
    J Borghi
    Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Health Policy Plan 18:383-90. 2003
    ..associated with a spontaneous vaginal delivery and five types of 'near-miss' obstetric complication in Benin and Ghana, and assesses affordability in relation to household cash expenditure...
  28. ncbi Resolution and resurgence of schistosoma haematobium-induced pathology after community-based chemotherapy in ghana, as detected by ultrasound
    Y Wagatsuma
    Department of International Health, School of Hygiene and Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Infect Dis 179:1515-22. 1999
    ..For this population, retreatment is not needed annually but might be cost effective if given several years later. Confirmation from other areas is required before general policies can be formed...
  29. ncbi Composition and antioxidant activity of the essential oils of Xylopia aethiopica (Dun) A. Rich. (Annonaceae) leaves, stem bark, root bark, and fresh and dried fruits, growing in Ghana
    Anastasia Karioti
    Department of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, School of Pharmacy, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Zografou 15771, Greece
    J Agric Food Chem 52:8094-8. 2004
    ..the barks of the stem and the root, as well as from the fresh and dried fruits of Xylopia aethiopica, growing in Ghana, was investigated by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry analyses...
  30. ncbi Trend and causes of neonatal mortality in the Kassena-Nankana district of northern Ghana, 1995-2002
    F Baiden
    Navrongo Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service, Navrongo, UER, Ghana
    Trop Med Int Health 11:532-9. 2006
    To describe the trend and causes of neonatal deaths in a rural district in northern Ghana.
  31. pmc SAVVY (C31G) gel for prevention of HIV infection in women: a Phase 3, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial in Ghana
    Leigh Peterson
    Family Health International, Durham, North Carolina, United States
    PLoS ONE 2:e1312. 2007
    ..The objective of this trial was to determine the effectiveness of 1.0% C31G (SAVVY) in preventing male-to-female vaginal transmission of HIV infection among women at high risk...
  32. ncbi The experience of Ghana in implementing a user fee exemption policy to provide free delivery care
    Sophie Witter
    Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
    Reprod Health Matters 15:61-71. 2007
    ..This paper describes an innovative scheme introduced in Ghana in 2003 to exempt all pregnant women from payments for delivery, in which public, mission and private providers ..
  33. pmc Clonal waves of Neisseria colonisation and disease in the African meningitis belt: eight- year longitudinal study in northern Ghana
    Julia Leimkugel
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Med 4:e101. 2007
    The Kassena-Nankana District of northern Ghana lies in the African "meningitis belt" where epidemics of meningococcal meningitis have been reoccurring every eight to 12 years for the last 100 years...
  34. ncbi Community-based study on knowledge, attitude and practice on the mode of transmission, prevention and treatment of the Buruli ulcer in Ga West District, Ghana
    Andre M N Renzaho
    Honorary and Senior Research Fellow, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University, Australia
    Trop Med Int Health 12:445-58. 2007
    ..tropical disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, occurs in more than 80% of the administrative districts of Ghana. To elucidate community perceptions and understanding of the aetiology of BUD, attitudes towards Buruli patients ..
  35. pmc A community programme to reduce salt intake and blood pressure in Ghana [ISRCTN88789643]
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    Clinical Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, UHCW Campus, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry CV2 2DX, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:13. 2006
    ..BP can be lowered by reducing salt intake. In Africa salt is added to the food by the consumer, as processed food is rare. A population-wide approach with programmes based on health education and promotion is thus possible...
  36. pmc Severe falciparum malaria in young children of the Kassena-Nankana district of northern Ghana
    Abraham R Oduro
    Navrongo Health Research Centre, Navrongo, Ghana
    Malar J 6:96. 2007
    Severe falciparum malaria in children was studied as part of the characterization of the Kassena-Nankana District Ghana for future malaria vaccine trials...
  37. ncbi Does irrigated urban agriculture influence the transmission of malaria in the city of Kumasi, Ghana?
    Yaw Asare Afrane
    Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
    Acta Trop 89:125-34. 2004
    ..studied entomological parameters, self-reported malaria episodes, and household-level data in the city of Kumasi, Ghana. A comparison was made between city locations without irrigated agriculture, city locations with irrigated urban ..
  38. ncbi Seroprevalence and isolation of Toxoplasma gondii from free-range chickens in Ghana, Indonesia, Italy, Poland, and Vietnam
    J P Dubey
    U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory, Building 1001, Beltsville, Maryland 20705 2350, USA
    J Parasitol 94:68-71. 2008
    ..The prevalence of T. gondii in free-range chickens from Ghana, Indonesia, Italy, Poland, and Vietnam was determined using the modified agglutination test (MAT). Antibodies to T...
  39. ncbi Challenges to the reproductive-health needs of African women: on religion and maternal health utilization in Ghana
    Stephen Obeng Gyimah
    Department of Sociology, Kingston, Ont, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 62:2930-44. 2006
    ..Using data from the 2003 Ghana Demographic Survey, we found religion (measured by denominational affiliation) to be a significant factor in MH ..
  40. ncbi Marketing hygiene behaviours: the impact of different communication channels on reported handwashing behaviour of women in Ghana
    Beth E Scott
    Environmental Health Group, London, UK
    Health Educ Res 23:392-401. 2008
    In 2003-04, a National Handwashing Campaign utilizing mass media and community events took place in Ghana. This article describes the results of the evaluation of the campaign in a sample of 497 women with children <5 years...
  41. ncbi Incidence and risk factors of paediatric rotavirus diarrhoea in northern Ghana
    Fred N Binka
    Navrongo Health Research Centre, Navrongo, Ghana
    Trop Med Int Health 8:840-6. 2003
    We measured the type-specific incidence of paediatric rotavirus diarrhoea in an area of northern Ghana. Over 1 year, diarrhoea 1717 episodes were identified, of which 677 (39%) were positive for rotavirus...
  42. pmc MCP-1 promoter variant -362C associated with protection from pulmonary tuberculosis in Ghana, West Africa
    Thorsten Thye
    Department of Molecular Medicine, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany
    Hum Mol Genet 18:381-8. 2009
    ..more than 2000 cases with pulmonary TB and more than 2300 healthy controls and 332 affected nuclear families from Ghana, West Africa, and more than 1400 TB patients and more than 1500 controls from Russia...
  43. ncbi Malaria and intestinal helminth co-infection among pregnant women in Ghana: prevalence and risk factors
    Nelly J Yatich
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:896-901. 2009
    ..assessed the prevalence of malaria and intestinal helminth co-infection in a sample of > 700 pregnant women in Ghana and identified risk factors for co-infection...
  44. ncbi How did formative research inform the development of a home-based neonatal care intervention in rural Ghana?
    Z Hill
    Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Perinatol 28:S38-45. 2008
    ..This study describes how an integrated home visit intervention for newborns in Ghana was designed...
  45. ncbi Distribution of human Oesophagostomum bifurcum, hookworm and Strongyloides stercoralis infections in northern Ghana
    L Yelifari
    Ministry of Health, Upper East Region, P O Box 48, Bolgatanga, Ghana
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 99:32-8. 2005
    ..study was carried out in 216 randomly selected, representative rural villages in the northeastern part of Ghana from March 1995 to May 1998...
  46. ncbi Characterisation of DDT, pyrethroid and carbamate resistance in Anopheles funestus from Obuasi, Ghana
    Patricia N Okoye
    Vector Control Reference Unit, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Service NHLS, Sandringham, South Africa
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 102:591-8. 2008
    Indoor-resting anopheline mosquitoes were collected from Obuasi, Ghana, and were identified morphologically and by PCR as Anopheles funestus Giles. Wild-caught females were induced to lay eggs...
  47. pmc Correlates of HIV, HBV, HCV and syphilis infections among prison inmates and officers in Ghana: A national multicenter study
    Andrew A Adjei
    Department of Pathology, University of Ghana Medical School, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
    BMC Infect Dis 8:33. 2008
    ..Prison officers are considered to have an intermittent exposure potential to bloodborne infectious diseases on the job, however there has been no studies on the prevalence of these infections in prison officers in Ghana.
  48. ncbi Molecular characterization of enteric viral agents from children in northern region of Ghana
    Paula Andreia Silva
    Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    J Med Virol 80:1790-8. 2008
    ..noroviruses, adenoviruses, astroviruses, and enteroviruses obtained from 367 children in the Northern Region of Ghana. One hundred and forty-two rotavirus-positive stool samples were examined...
  49. ncbi Voluntary counseling and HIV testing for pregnant women in the Kassena-Nankana district of northern Ghana: is couple counseling the way forward?
    Frank Baiden
    Navrongo Health Research Center, Navrongo, Ghana
    AIDS Care 17:648-57. 2005
    ..study reports the results of a cross-sectional questionnaire survey undertaken in the Kassena-Nankana district of Ghana to assess the perception and attitude of 270 antenatal clinic attendants towards voluntary counseling and HIV ..
  50. pmc Effect of removing direct payment for health care on utilisation and health outcomes in Ghanaian children: a randomised controlled trial
    Evelyn Korkor Ansah
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 6:e1000007. 2009
    ..This trial was designed to test the impact of free health care on health outcomes directly...
  51. pmc Sensitivities and specificities of diagnostic tests and infection prevalence of Schistosoma haematobium estimated from data on adults in villages northwest of Accra, Ghana
    Artemis Koukounari
    Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:435-41. 2009
    ..In this study, 220 adults in three villages northwest of Accra, Ghana were examined using five Schistosoma haematobium diagnostic measures: microscopic examination of urine for ..
  52. ncbi "Villagers": differential treatment in a Ghanaian hospital
    Helle Max Andersen
    Institute of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksholms Kanal 4, 1220 Copenhagen K, Denmark
    Soc Sci Med 59:2003-12. 2004
    ..On the basis of qualitative field material from a hospital in Northern Ghana the relation between socio-cultural, biomedical and bureaucratic aspects of hospital practice is explored through ..
  53. ncbi Health in our hands, but not in our heads: understanding hygiene motivation in Ghana
    Beth Scott
    The Hygiene Centre, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Health Policy Plan 22:225-33. 2007
    ..investigate the factors motivating handwashing with soap in order to inform a national communications campaign for Ghana. It revealed that the strongest motivators for handwashing with soap were related to nurturance, social acceptance ..
  54. pmc Rotavirus G and P genotypes in rural Ghana
    R H Asmah
    Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, Africa
    J Clin Microbiol 39:1981-4. 2001
    ..on specimens collected from patients with gastroenteritis and domiciled in the rural Upper Eastern Region of Ghana during 1998...
  55. ncbi "Delivering" on the MDGs?: equity and maternal health in Ghana, Ethiopia and Kenya
    Meg Wirth
    Center for International Earth Science Information Network CIESIN, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, USA
    East Afr J Public Health 5:133-41. 2008
    ..This paper uses Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data from Kenya, Ethiopia and Ghana to examine a set of maternal health indicators stratified along five different dimensions...
  56. ncbi Rapid achievement of the child survival millennium development goal: evidence from the Navrongo experiment in Northern Ghana
    Fred N Binka
    School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
    Trop Med Int Health 12:578-83. 2007
    ..To determine the impact of deploying nurses and volunteers to village locations on demographic and health outcomes...
  57. ncbi Survival and sequelae of meningococcal meningitis in Ghana
    A Hodgson
    Navrongo Health Research Centre, Ghana
    Int J Epidemiol 30:1440-6. 2001
    ..We analysed excess mortality in the two years following the 1997 epidemic in northern Ghana and carried out a case-control study to assess sequelae in the survivors...
  58. pmc Cytokines and adhesion molecules expression in the brain in human cerebral malaria
    Henry Armah
    Department of Pathology, University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 2:123-31. 2005
    ..Both cytokines and adhesion molecules were maximally upregulated in the cerebellar sections of the malaria cases...
  59. pmc Q fever in young children, Ghana
    Robin Kobbe
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:344-6. 2008
  60. ncbi Economic consequences of injury and resulting family coping strategies in Ghana
    Charles N Mock
    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
    Accid Anal Prev 35:81-90. 2003
    ..In this study, we sought to assess the economic consequences of injuries in Ghana by looking at the effects on households and the coping mechanisms these households employed...
  61. ncbi Cost-effectiveness of HIV screening of blood donations in Accra (Ghana)
    Marinus van Hulst
    Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Value Health 11:809-19. 2008
    ..mini pool nucleic acid amplification testing (MP-NAT), or individual donation NAT (ID-NAT) to the HIV-antibody screening at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (Accra, Ghana), where currently only HIV-antibody screening is undertaken.
  62. ncbi Community-based health insurance and access to maternal health services: evidence from three West African countries
    Kimberly V Smith
    Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School and Office of Population Research, 219 Wallace Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:2460-73. 2008
    ..We use recent household surveys in three West African countries--Senegal, Mali, and Ghana--to examine the relationship between CBHI membership and access to formal sector maternal health care...
  63. ncbi Malaria transmission dynamics at a site in northern Ghana proposed for testing malaria vaccines
    Maxwell Appawu
    Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Legon, Accra, Ghana
    Trop Med Int Health 9:164-70. 2004
    We studied the malaria transmission dynamics in Kassena Nankana district (KND), a site in northern Ghana proposed for testing malaria vaccines...
  64. ncbi "He will ask why the child gets sick so often": the gendered dynamics of intra-household bargaining over healthcare for children with fever in the Volta Region of Ghana
    Rachel Tolhurst
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    Soc Sci Med 66:1106-17. 2008
    ..treatment seeking for children with fever revealed through two qualitative research studies in the Volta Region of Ghana, and discusses the influence of different gender and health discourses on the likely policy implications drawn ..
  65. ncbi Invasive disease and paediatric carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Ghana
    Eric S Donkor
    Department of Microbiology, University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana
    Scand J Infect Dis 42:254-9. 2010
    This study was carried out primarily to evaluate the public health burden related to Streptococcus pneumoniae in Ghana and to provide related preliminary molecular epidemiological data on the organism...
  66. ncbi Ultrasound verification of bladder damage is associated with known biomarkers of bladder cancer in adults chronically infected with Schistosoma haematobium in Ghana
    Clive Shiff
    Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 100:847-54. 2006
    ..We have used three indicators to examine the potential bladder cancer problem in an adult rural population in Ghana endemic for urinary schistosomiasis: (i) parasitological positivity; (ii) age prevalence of bladder damage from ..
  67. ncbi National health insurance coverage and socio-economic status in a rural district of Ghana
    N Sarpong
    Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, Agogo, Ghana
    Trop Med Int Health 15:191-7. 2010
    To explore the association between socio-economic status (SES) and health insurance subscription to the Ghanaian National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) of residents of the Asante Akim North district of the Ashanti Region, Ghana.
  68. pmc Cervical cancer screening among college students in ghana: knowledge and health beliefs
    Peter N Abotchie
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, 77030, USA
    Int J Gynecol Cancer 19:412-6. 2009
    Cervical cancer is the most incident cancer and the leading cause of cancer mortality in women in Ghana. Currently, little is known about Ghanaian women's knowledge and beliefs about cervical cancer screening, yet this information is ..
  69. ncbi Randomized comparison of 3 types of micronutrient supplements for home fortification of complementary foods in Ghana: effects on growth and motor development
    Seth Adu-Afarwuah
    Program in International Nutrition and Community Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 8669, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:412-20. 2007
    ..A potential low-cost solution is the home fortification of complementary foods with Sprinkles (SP) powder, crushable Nutritabs (NT) tablets, or energy-dense (108 kcal/d), fat-based Nutributter (NB)...
  70. ncbi Effect of vitamin A supplementation in women of reproductive age on maternal survival in Ghana (ObaapaVitA): a cluster-randomised, placebo-controlled trial
    Betty R Kirkwood
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 375:1640-9. 2010
    ..We assessed the effect of vitamin A supplementation in women in Ghana.
  71. ncbi Social movements and health insurance: a critical evaluation of voluntary, non-profit insurance schemes with case studies from Ghana and Cameroon
    C Atim
    Health Economics Consultant, London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 48:881-96. 1999
    ..non-profit health insurance schemes and their potential contribution to health in the two African countries of Ghana and Cameroon...
  72. ncbi Hypertension in Ghana: a cross-sectional community prevalence study in greater Accra
    Albert G B Amoah
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Ghana Medical School, National Diabetes Management and Research Centre, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana
    Ethn Dis 13:310-5. 2003
    ..To determine the prevalence of hypertension, and the extent to which it is treated and controlled, among adult Ghanaians...
  73. ncbi Diagnostic accuracy of verbal autopsies in ascertaining the causes of stillbirths and neonatal deaths in rural Ghana
    Karen M Edmond
    Kintampo Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service, Kintampo, Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:417-29. 2008
    ..accuracy of a verbal autopsy (VA) tool in ascertaining the causes of stillbirths and neonatal deaths in rural Ghana and was nested within a community-based maternal vitamin A supplementation trial (ObaapaVitA trial)...
  74. ncbi Cervical cancer prevention: safety, acceptability, and feasibility of a single-visit approach in Accra, Ghana
    Paul D Blumenthal
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 196:407.e1-8; discussion 407.e8-9. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the safety and acceptability of a single-visit approach to cervical cancer prevention combining visual inspection of the cervix with acetic acid wash (VIA) and cryotherapy...
  75. ncbi Informed consent in Ghana: what do participants really understand?
    Z Hill
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Med Ethics 34:48-53. 2008
    ....
  76. ncbi Assessing water-related risk factors for Buruli ulcer: a case-control study in Ghana
    Hirotsugu Aiga
    Emergency Needs Assessment Unit, FASID, United Nations World Food Programme, Via Cesare Giulio Viola, 68 70 Parco de Medici, 00148 Rome, Italy
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 71:387-92. 2004
    ..51 controls) was undertaken by matching age group, sex, and bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination history in Ghana. The factors used here for matching have previously been implicated as factors of Buruli ulcer, an emerging ..
  77. pmc Self-reported use of anti-malarial drugs and health facility management of malaria in Ghana
    Kwame O Buabeng
    Department of Social Pharmacy, University of Kuopio, Finland
    Malar J 6:85. 2007
    To assess the appropriateness of self-reported use of anti-malarial drugs prior to health facility attendance, and the management of malaria in two health facilities in Ghana.
  78. ncbi Prevalence and intensity of Onchocerca volvulus infection and efficacy of ivermectin in endemic communities in Ghana: a two-phase epidemiological study
    Mike Y Osei-Atweneboana
    Institute of Parasitology, McGill University, Canada
    Lancet 369:2021-9. 2007
    ....
  79. pmc Malaria and anaemia among children in two communities of Kumasi, Ghana: a cross-sectional survey
    Lisa A Ronald
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, UK
    Malar J 5:105. 2006
    A survey in Kumasi, Ghana found a marked Plasmodium falciparum prevalence difference between two neighbouring communities (Moshie Zongo and Manhyia)...
  80. ncbi Molecular epidemiology of HIV in Ghana: dominance of CRF02_AG
    Lucia Fischetti
    Department of Haematology, Division of Transfusion Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
    J Med Virol 73:158-66. 2004
    ..The present study aimed at determining the molecular diversity of HIV in Ghana and investigating the possible epidemiologic advantage of recombinant HIV-1...
  81. ncbi Diagnosis of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer) at a treatment centre in Ghana: a retrospective analysis of laboratory results of clinically diagnosed cases
    Ernestina Mensah-Quainoo
    Ghana Health Service, Ministry of Health, Tema, Ghana
    Trop Med Int Health 13:191-8. 2008
    ..records of 99 Buruli ulcer (BU) patients diagnosed clinically and treated surgically at Amasaman Health Centre in Ghana, for whom post-treatment diagnostic laboratory tests were performed...
  82. pmc Improving the accuracy of malaria-related laboratory tests in Ghana
    Imelda Bates
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA, UK
    Malar J 3:38. 2004
    ..This study described the process and assessed the feasibility of establishing a nation-wide system for improving the accuracy of malaria-related tests in peripheral laboratories in Ghana.
  83. ncbi Epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease in Kumasi, Ghana
    Richard E Holliman
    Department of Medical Microbiology, St George s Hospital and Medical School, Blackshaw Road, London, UK
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101:405-13. 2007
    ..We undertook a prospective study of these infections in Kumasi, Ghana, collecting clinical data on all patients with laboratory-confirmed pneumococcal meningitis, pneumonia or systemic ..
  84. pmc Pattern of drug utilization for treatment of uncomplicated malaria in urban Ghana following national treatment policy change to artemisinin-combination therapy
    Alexander N O Dodoo
    Centre for Tropical Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Ghana Medical School, P, O, Box KB 4236, Accra, Ghana
    Malar J 8:2. 2009
    ..b>Ghana implemented first-line therapy of artesunate-amodiaquine in 2005...
  85. ncbi Prevalence of myocilin mutations in adults with primary open-angle glaucoma in Ghana, West Africa
    P Challa
    Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27712, USA
    J Glaucoma 11:416-20. 2002
    ..Primary open-angle glaucoma patients with mutations in myocilin have a similar phenotype. Therefore, we investigated the role of mutations in myocilin in patients with POAG in a West African population...
  86. pmc Aetiology of suppurative corneal ulcers in Ghana and south India, and epidemiology of fungal keratitis
    A K Leck
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Clinical Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Br J Ophthalmol 86:1211-5. 2002
    A multicentre study was carried out in Ghana and southern India to determine the aetiology of suppurative keratitis in two regions located at similar tropical latitudes. Studies of fungal keratitis from the literature were reviewed.
  87. ncbi Higher viral load may explain the dominance of CRF02_AG in the molecular epidemiology of HIV in Ghana
    Lucia Fischetti
    Division of Transfusion Medicine, Department of Haematology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    AIDS 18:1208-10. 2004
    ..A higher viral load of CRF02-AG is compatible with higher infectivity and prevalence...
  88. ncbi Factors affecting the choice of cooking fuel, cooking place and respiratory health in the Accra metropolitan area, Ghana
    Kwasi Owusu Boadi
    Department of Biological and Environmental Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Science, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Biosoc Sci 38:403-12. 2006
    ..of cooking fuel, place of cooking and behavioural risk factors affect respiratory health infections in Accra, Ghana. About 65.3% of respondents use charcoal and 4.2% use unprocessed wood. A total of 241 (25...
  89. ncbi Contamination status of arsenic and other trace elements in drinking water and residents from Tarkwa, a historic mining township in Ghana
    Kwadwo Ansong Asante
    Center for Marine Environmental Studies, Ehime University, Bunkyo cho 2 5, Matsuyama, Ehime 790 8577, Japan
    Chemosphere 66:1513-22. 2007
    ..status of 22 trace elements, especially As in water and residents in Tarkwa, a historic mining town in Ghana. Drinking water and human urine samples were collected from Tarkwa in addition to control samples taken from Accra,..
  90. ncbi The epidemiology of malaria among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in an area with intense and highly seasonal malaria transmission in northern Ghana
    Christine Alexandra Clerk
    Dodowa Health Research Centre, Dodowa, Ghana
    Trop Med Int Health 14:688-95. 2009
    To describe the factors associated with malaria infection and anaemia in pregnancy in northern Ghana.
  91. ncbi Determinants of condom use intentions of university students in Ghana: an application of the theory of reasoned action
    K Bosompra
    Medical Biostatistics Department, University of Vermont, Burlington 05405, USA
    Soc Sci Med 52:1057-69. 2001
    ..of the Theory of Reasoned Action to the study of condom use intentions of students at a university in southern Ghana. The data supported the model, explaining 33% of the variance in students' condom use intentions...
  92. ncbi A retrospective content analysis of studies on factors constraining the implementation of health sector reform in Ghana
    E Kojo Sakyi
    Department of Public Administration, University of Ghana Business School, Legon, Accra, Ghana
    Int J Health Plann Manage 23:259-85. 2008
    b>Ghana has undertaken many public service management reforms in the past two decades. But the implementation of the reforms has been constrained by many factors...
  93. ncbi Unplanned pregnancies are associated with less likelihood of prolonged breast-feeding among primiparous women in Ghana
    B Chinebuah
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
    J Nutr 131:1247-9. 2001
    ..intentions and the likelihood of breast-feeding and to determine whether parity modifies this relationship in Ghana. These cross-sectional analyses were based on the last-born children, aged 13-36 mo, of women participating in the ..
  94. ncbi Factors influencing resource allocation decisions and equity in the health system of Ghana
    A D Asante
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine HRH The University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
    Public Health 123:371-7. 2009
    ..This study explores the 'other' factors that influence the equity of resource allocation in the health system of Ghana. The extent to which these factors are, or can be, accounted for in the resource allocation process is analysed.
  95. pmc Changing patterns of rotavirus genotypes in ghana: emergence of human rotavirus G9 as a major cause of diarrhea in children
    George E Armah
    Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon
    J Clin Microbiol 41:2317-22. 2003
    ..on 312 rotavirus-positive samples collected from 2,205 young children with diarrhea in the Upper East District of Ghana, a rural community. Of the 271 (86.9%) rotavirus strains that could be VP7 (G) or VP4 (P) characterized, 73 (26...
  96. ncbi Dual fortification of salt with iron and iodine in women and children in rural Ghana
    E Asibey-Berko
    Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana
    East Afr Med J 84:473-80. 2007
    ..To test the efficacy of double-fortified salt (DFS) on the anaemia and iodine deficiency (ID) status of women and their children...
  97. ncbi Dying peacefully: considering good death and bad death in Kwahu-Tafo, Ghana
    Sjaak van der Geest
    Medical Anthropology Unit, University of Amsterdam, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185, 1012 DK Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 58:899-911. 2004
    People in Kwahu-Tafo, a rural town in Southern Ghana, regard a peaceful death as a 'good death'...
  98. ncbi Mothers' education and childhood mortality in Ghana
    Daniel Buor
    Faculty of Social Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
    Health Policy 64:297-309. 2003
    ..In Ghana, very little has been done to relate the two variables and offer pragmatic explanations...
  99. pmc Feasibility and acceptability of artemisinin-based combination therapy for the home management of malaria in four African sites
    IkeOluwapo O Ajayi
    Malaria Research Laboratories, Institute of Medical Research and Training, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
    Malar J 7:6. 2008
    ..The feasibility and acceptability of incorporating ACT in HMM needs to be evaluated...
  100. ncbi Obstetric fistula admissions at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana
    K A Danso
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana kadanso1443 yahoo com
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 99:S69-70. 2007
  101. ncbi Antibacterial activity of plants used in traditional medicines of Ghana with particular reference to MRSA
    George A Pesewu
    School of Health and Bioscience, University of East London, Stratford, London E15 4LZ, UK
    J Ethnopharmacol 116:102-11. 2008
    In an ethno botanical survey carried out in the Akwapim-North district of the Republic of Ghana, 25 plant species, used in traditional medicine to treat skin disease and/or to treat antimicrobial (viral, bacterial or protozoan) ..

Research Grants64

  1. IeDEA West -Africa collaboration
    Francois Dabis; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..involve 27 HIV centers (adults: 16, pediatrics: 11) in nine countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'lvoire, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo)...
  2. Fogarty Global Health Fellows Coordinating Center
    CHARLES MICHAEL VAN DER HORST; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This consortium brings together 17 primary research training sites in Africa (Ghana, Malawi, South Africa (2), Swaziland, Uganda (2), Zambia), Asia (Bangladesh, China (3), India, Thailand) and South ..
  3. HOST IMMUNITY TO EBV INFECTION IN VITRO AND IN VIVO
    David A Thorley-Lawson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of AID expression (RT-PCR and Western blotting) are elevated in GC B cells from an area of holoendemic malaria (Ghana) compared to controls from individuals in the same area under long-term anti-malarial treatment or from areas that ..
  4. ROLE OF COMPLEMENT RECEPTOR 1 IN ERYTHROCYTE INVASION BY PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM IN
    GORDON AKANZUWINE AWANDARE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This application will extend our investigations to clinical isolates of P. falciparum in Ghana to examine the molecular mechanisms used by field parasites for invasion of erythrocytes in semi-immune ..
  5. Intervening to Improve Birth Weight and Infant Respiratory Health in Rural Ghana
    PATRICK LOTT KINNEY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..be tested in a randomized intervention trial among 800 maternal- infant pairs in the Kintampo district of rural Ghana in West Africa...
  6. Task Shifting and Blood Pressure Control in Ghana: A Cluster- Randomized Trial.
    GBENGA GODWIN OGEDEGBE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Ghana and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are experiencing an epidemic of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) propelled by rapidly increasing rates of hypertension...
  7. UAB Public Health / Biomedical Research Training Program
    PAULINE EVADNE JOLLY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..one of seven foreign sites in four countries: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana;Kumasi South Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana;Center for the Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism (CeSSIAM), ..
  8. Impact of Distinct Eco-epidemiology on Malaria Drug Resistance in Ghana
    Anita Ghansah; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..measure of transmission intensity on the surveillance of drug resistance in two major eco-epidemiological zones of Ghana. Specifically, we will measure and compare the clinical and parasitological efficacy of anti-malarial drugs in two ..
  9. NYU/UG Cardiovascular Research Training Institute Program
    GBENGA GODWIN OGEDEGBE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In Ghana, the incidence of hypertension, diabetes and stroke-related mortality has increased tremendously in the past ..
  10. H3Africa Kidney Disease Research Network
    Akinlolu O Ojo; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..362 million (Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa) and four North American institutions...
  11. Gendered Social Context of Adolescent HIV Risk Behavior in Ghana
    Jeffrey B Bingenheimer; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..IDIs) with a longitudinal cohort study (LCS) of youth and their parents in three communities in southeastern Ghana to identify the ways in which gendered parenting practices, peer group norms, and other factors interact with ..
  12. Admixture Mapping of Glaucoma Genes in African Americans
    Michael A Hauser; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Follow-up to the genome scan will be performed in a large POAG case/control dataset collected in Ghana, West Africa...
  13. Endothelial progenitor cells and the pathogenesis of cerebral malaria
    BEN ADU GYAN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..P. falciparum-infected children in Ghana with different degrees of disease severity (CM, UM and AP) will be compared with healthy controls...
  14. Epidemiology and molecular mechanisms of anthelminthic treatment failure in Kinta
    Michael D Wilson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..pilot studies of the epidemiology of hookworm infection in communities in Kintampo North Municipality (KNM), Ghana in 2007 and found a high prevalence of hookworm infection (45%) that correlated with poor nutritional status in ..
  15. New Avenues to Increase the Use of Skilled Birth Attendants in Ghana
    Jody Rae Lori; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Key Elements of Career Plan The career plan focuses on coursework at the University of Ghana (UG), University of Michigan (UM) and the University of North Carolina (UNC) with participation and presentations ..
  16. Determinants and Consequences of Low Vitamin D in Populations of African Descent
    Ramón Angel Durazo-Arvizu; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The five METS countries include Ghana, Seychelles, South Africa, Jamaica and the US;the five populations differ greatly in terms of sun exposure and ..
  17. The Intra-household Distribution of Food and Health Resources amongst Children
    Achyuta Adhvaryu; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..by designing a dietary intake assessment module and integrating it into a large-scale household panel survey in Ghana. I will accomplish Aim 2 by performing preliminary analyses with these new data...
  18. Pharmacokinetics of Anti-tuberculosis and Antiretroviral Drugs in Children
    AWEWURA JACOB KWARA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..drugs, as well as characterize the factors associated with variable PK and drug-drug interactions in children in Ghana, West Africa...
  19. Impact of seasonality and vector control on population structure of P.falciparum
    Mercedes Pascual; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..epidemiologists, entomologists, bioinformaticians, population , geneticists and malaria epidemiologists from Ghana and US. Our approach combines both modeling and empirical studies to explore malaria transmission dynamics of P...
  20. Morehouse School of Medicine Training in Genomics and Hemoglobinopathies Program
    Jonathan K Stiles; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The program covers travel, living and research expenses for trainees. Collaborators from University of Ghana Medical School in Accra, Ghana, Emory University and Medical College of Georgia will be included in this program...
  21. The Function of EZH2 in Estrogen Receptor Negative Breast Cancer in Women of Af
    Celina G Kleer; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..the use of unique, well-annotated human tissues from Caucasian, African-American, and West-African patients from Ghana with in vivo and in vitro models of TN breast carcinoma...
  22. Prevention of hepatocellular carcinoma in vulnerable communities in Texas
    Timothy Phillips; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In clinical trials in Texas and Ghana, we confirmed the safety and efficacy of NS...
  23. Molecular mechanisms of mitochondrial dysfunction in ATP13A2-associated neurodege
    Michael C Kruer; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Sanford has grown to include locations in 112 communities in seven states with international sites in Ireland, Ghana, Israel and Mexico...
  24. Northern/Pacific Universities Global Health Research Training Consortium
    JOSEPH RAYMOND ZUNT; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Minnesota and Washington) and partnerships with universities and research institutions in six countries (Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Peru, China and Thailand)...
  25. Morehouse School of Medicine Training in Genomics and Hemoglobinopathies Program
    Jonathan K Stiles; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The program covers travel, living and research expenses for trainees. Collaborators from University of Ghana Medical School in Accra, Ghana, Emory University and Medical College of Georgia will be included in this program...
  26. STERILITY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
    Ulla Larsen; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..The countries to be studies are the following: Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, and Zimbabwe...
  27. Health and Aging in Africa: Longitudinal Studies of INDEPTH Communities
    Lisa F Berkman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..health and demographic surveillance sites (HDSS) at different stages of health transitions (in South Africa, Ghana and Tanzania) in adults age 50 and over (n=12,000)...
  28. Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative Training Program
    Peter Donkor; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Current emergency care in Ghana is sub-optimal with significant delays to definitive care and high morbidity and mortality...
  29. AFrica Focus on Intervention Research for Mental health (AFFIRM)
    Ezra S Susser; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..AFrica Focus on Intervention Research for Mental health (AFFIRM) program, in 5 African countries: South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Ethiopia, with the following four specific aims: 1) To investigate strategies for ..
  30. Epidemiology, Prevention and Treatment of Influenza and Other Respiratory Infecti
    William Kwabena Ampofo; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In Ghana, where infectious diseases including respiratory infections, constitute more than 40% of all deaths in the country,..
  31. Seasonal Impact of iron fortification on malaria incidence in Ghanaian children
    Stanley H Zlotkin; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..and non-anemic infants and young children (6-24 months of age) living in a high malaria burden area (Northern Ghana)...
  32. Integrated Primary Prevention &Chemotherapy: Urogenital Schistosomiasis Control
    DAVID MUELLER GUTE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..schistosomiasis (UGS) is a parasitic infection that afflicts >110 million people, 3 million of whom live in Ghana. Prevalence remains high despite mass drug administration (MDA)...
  33. Minority Health and Health Disparties International Research Training Program
    Robert S Pozos; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g. MBRS, McNair, MARC) continue to support the students. Major SDSU-MHIRT sites are in Australia, Ghana, Mexico, Peru, and Taiwan (Republic of China)...
  34. Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program
    Jerome Nriagu; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of University of Michigan faculty members in three geographical regions: the Americas (Chile, Jamaica);Africa (Ghana, South Africa);and East Asia (China). These projects address both physical health and psycho-educational issues...
  35. Brown/Tufts Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Program
    Susan Cu-Uvin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The University of Ghana is being added as a pilot training site.
  36. Women Empowerment &Child Health in Developing Countries - Continuation 2
    PASCALINE M DUPAS; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..by the current grant, we have shown, in two settings (upper primary education in Kenya and secondary education in Ghana), that reducing the cost of education leads to significant increases in school participation...
  37. Genomic and environmental risk factors for cardiometabolic disease in Africans
    MICHELE MICHELE RAMSAY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..South Africa (Wits based), and the well established INDEPTH demographic health and surveillance centers in Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, Burkina Faso and South Africa...
  38. Partnerships to Improve Lifestyle Interventions (PILI) 'Ohana Dissemination Proj
    JOSEPH KEAWE apos AIMOKU KAHOLOKULA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This grant application titled, Partnerships to Improve Lifestyle Interventions (PILI) 'Ghana Dissemination Project, is the continuation of an 8-year community-based participatory research (CBPR) initiative ..
  39. Exploring Perspectives on Genomics and Sickle Cell Public Health Interventions
    Ambroise Wonkam; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Cell Disease Research in Africa with moderate expertise on psychosocial research (Cameroon), newborn screening (Ghana) or genomics studies (Tanzania) could serves as a reservoir for rigorous examination of a wide range of ..
  40. Partnership for Mental Health Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Oyewusi Gureje; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..institutions in six countries in great need for major improvements in their health systems: Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Liberia with outstanding researchers from institutions in the US and UK, in partnership ..
  41. Nutritional antecedents of chronic diseases and disorders in low-income populatio
    Kathryn G Dewey; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of the proposed training program is to strengthen and sustain the capability of three developing countries (Ghana, Malawi and Bangladesh) to conduct research on maternal and child health and nutrition issues and their relation ..
  42. Study of monkeypox virus in rodents
    R Buller; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..African rodents imported from Ghana into the U.S. showed none of the expected signs of a lethal infection with monkeypox virus (e.g...
  43. UVa Framework Program in Global Health
    Richard Guerrant; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..help build collaborative programs that include trans-university Centers for Global Health in Brazil, Philippines, Ghana, and South Africa...
  44. Migration to Urban Slums, Sexual Networks, and HIV in Ghana
    Susan Cassels; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The first aim is to review existing data on migration and HIV in Ghana. This literature review and empirical research will 1) highlight migration patterns and HIV disparities in Ghana 2)..
  45. PS11-003 Minority AIDS Research Initiative
    Pamela H Foster; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..approach and includes HIV/AIDS education, a seven-week training program developed by the Council of Churches in Ghana, and encouragement of participating congregations to conduct HIV/AIDS prevention activities within their ..
  46. Stroke Investigative Research &Educational Network (SIREN)
    Mayowa Ojo Owolabi; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..These projects will be implemented at eight sites in three countries (Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa), and will leverage prior experience and ongoing collaborations including previous participation ..
  47. 1 / 2-The West African-Michigan CHARTER for GEOHealth : Ghana
    Thomas G Robins; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..health (OEH) research and training collaborations between academic and government partner institutions in Ghana and the University of Michigan (UM) in order to enhance capacity for scientific research, research training, and ..
  48. A bioecological pediatric HIV disclosure intervention in Ghana -
    Nancy R Reynolds; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..aims to provide information on a structured disclosure intervention that can be integrated into usual care in Ghana and other resource-limited settings to improve the welfare of HIV-infected children and their caregivers...
  49. Intra-Urban Health Assessed by Remote-Sensing and GIS
    John Weeks; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..to enhance our understanding of intraurban inequalities in health, using data for the metropolitan area of Accra, Ghana as a study site...
  50. The Ghana-Michigan Post-doctoral And Research Trainee NEtwoRk (PARTNER) Program
    Thomas G Robins; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..applicant): The overall objective of this proposal is the strengthening of interdisciplinary research capacity in Ghana to address global health challenges faced by to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)...
  51. Migration to Urban Slums, Sexual Networks, and HIV in Ghana
    SUSAN LYNN CASSELS; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The first aim is to review existing data on migration and HIV in Ghana. This literature review and empirical research will 1) highlight migration patterns and HIV disparities in Ghana 2)..
  52. The Ghana-Michigan Post-doctoral And Research Trainee NEtwoRk-Investing in Innova
    Thomas G Robins; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..applicant): The overall objective of this proposal is the strengthening of interdisciplinary research capacity in Ghana, and at the University of Michigan (UM), to develop and test innovations in training methods and in research ..
  53. Bladder Cancer and Urinary Schistosomiasis in Ghana
    Clive Shiff; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This can be done in Ghana where S. haematobium is prevalent...
  54. EVALUATION OF DCA AS ADJUNCT THERAPY IN SEVERE MALARIA
    PETER STACPOOLE; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Patients will be studied at the Komofo-Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana where personnel and resources exist to conduct the patient oriented aspects of the study...
  55. Liberia School-Based HIV/STD Prevention Program
    Stephen Kennedy; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..1998) that is currently being adapted in other Sub-Saharan African countries (e.g., Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Swaziland, Liberia, etc.)...
  56. The role of aquatic Invertebrates in M. ulcerans Disease
    RICHARD MERRITT; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..study takes a systematic, spatially-explicit hierarchical approach to determine these associations in regions of Ghana, Africa. A foodweb-based hypothesis is proposed to determine the extent of M...
  57. African Society of Human Genetics Conference
    Charles Rotimi; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Previous meetings in Accra, Ghana ? 2003, Washington DC ? 2004, Johannesburg,[unreadable] South Africa -2005 and Addis Abba, Ethiopia ? 2006, served ..
  58. GENETIC ARCHITECTURE OF PLASMA T-PA AND PAI-1
    Jason Moore; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University Medical School, University of Groningen, University of Ghana and the University of Michigan) and from multiple departments within these institutions...
  59. SOCIAL LEARNING, SOCIAL INFLUENCE AND FERTILITY CONTROL
    Mark Montgomery; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..will be tested using micro-level longitudinal data to be collected in two settings in southern and northern Ghana. Ghana provides an excellent setting for this research because its fertility transition is just getting underway...
  60. SOCIAL LEARNING, SOCIAL INFLUENCE, AND FERTILITY CONTROL
    JOHN CASTERLINE; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..will be tested using micro-level longitudinal data to be collected in two settings in southern and northern Ghana. Ghana provides an excellent setting for this research because its fertility transition is just getting underway...
  61. GENETIC VARIANTS AND THROMBOSIS
    Patricia Hebert; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..College, Vanderbilt University Medical School, University of Groningen, University of Michigan and University of Ghana) and from multiple departments within these institutions...
  62. Genetic Studies of POAG in Ghana, West Africa
    R Allingham; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..S. and elsewhere. There has been very little population emigration to Ghana or West Africa thus resulting in reduced genetic admixture. Genetic admixture is very common in the U.S...
  63. Endothelial progenitor cells and malaria pathogenesis
    Linnie Golightly; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..P. falciparum infected patients in southern Ghana with different degrees of disease severity (CM, uncomplicated malaria and asymptomatic parasitemia) will be ..