Kojo Yeboah-Antwi

Assistant Professor, Global Health

University Ghana Medical School, MBChB
Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, MPH

  • Office: Crosstown Center, CT367
  • Phone: 617-414-1275
  • Email: kyantwi@bu.edu

Biography

Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, MBChB, MPH, is a public health specialist and a researcher with over 20 years’ experience in conducting operations and implementation research and project and program implementation. Currently, Dr. Yeboah-Antwi is Assistant Professor at the Boston University Center for Global Health & Development and his research is focused on improving the life of children and women in developing countries. He also teaches a course in global control and eradication of infectious diseases. From 1989 to 1998, Dr. Yeboah-Antwi served as district director of health services in Ghana and conducted research in pre-packaging of antimalarials in unit doses to improve adherence and cost to patients; the results provided the basis for WHO’s home management of malaria. He was a member of the WHO/TDR Task Force on home management of malaria. From 1998 to 2002, Dr. Yeboah-Antwi served as the director of Kintampo Health Research Center and conducted research on child survival leading to revision of WHO guidelines on treatment of childhood pneumonia and management of young infant illnesses. From 2002 to 2004, he served as West Africa field officer of the Malaria Consortium and supported the development of the Roll Back Malaria West Africa Network and the West Africa Network on Monitoring Antimalarial Treatment. From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Yeboah-Antwi completed a cluster-randomized trial to use community volunteers to manage both malaria and pneumonia, the findings of which have initiated a policy dialogue across sub-Saharan Africa on the treatment of malaria and pneumonia at the community level. Current interests and areas of expertise include testing community-based interventions to reduce neonatal and childhood mortality. Dr. Yeboah-Antwi holds a medical degree from Ghana Medical School and Master of Public Heath from Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam.

Projects

Publications

Etiology of Bacteremia in Young Infants in Six Countries

Hamer, Davidson H.; Darmstadt, Gary L.; Carlin, John B.; Zaidi, Anita K. M.; Yeboah-Antwi, Kojo; Saha, Samir K.; Ray, Pallab; Narang, Anil; Mazzi, Eduardo; Kumar, Praveen; Kapil, Arti; Jeena, Prakash M.; Deorari, Ashok; Chowdury, A.K. Azad; Bartos, Andrés; Bhutta, Zulfiqar A.; Adu-Sarkodie, Yaw; Adhikari, Miriam; Addo-Yobo, Emmanuel; Weber, Martin W.

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2015 Jan; 34(1):e1-e8.

Prevention and Management of Neonatal Hypothermia in Rural Zambia

Karsten Lunze, Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, David R. Marsh, Sarah Ngolofwana Kafwanda, Austen Musso, Katherine Semrau, Karen Z. Waltensperger, Davidson H. Hamer

PLOS ONE. 2014 Apr; 9(4).

Impact of biomass fuels on pregnancy outcomes in central East India

Wylie BJ, Coull BA, Hamer DH, Singh MP, Jack D, Yeboah-Antwi K, Sabin L, Singh N, MacLeod WB

Environ Health.. 2014 Jan; 13(1).

Measuring teamwork and taskwork of community-based “teams” delivering life-saving health interventions in rural Zambia: a qualitative study

Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Gail Snetro-Plewman, Karen Z Waltensperger, Davidson H Hamer, Chilobe Kambikambi, William MacLeod, Stephen Filumba, Bias Sichamba and David Marsh

BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2013 Jun; 13(84).

Impact of Integrated Community Case Management on Health-Seeking Behavior in Rural Zambia

Philip D. Seidenberg, Davidson H. Hamer, Hari Iyer, Portipher Pilingana, Kazungu Siazeele, Busiku Hamainza, William B. MacLeod, and Kojo Yeboah-Antwi

American Journal of Tropical Medicine. 2012 Nov; 87(5):105-110.

Beyond Distance: An Approach to Measure Effective Access to Case Management for Sick Children in Africa

Tanya Guenther, Salim Sadruddin, Tiyese Chimuna, Bias Sichamba, Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Bamody Diakite, Bamadio Modibo, Eric Swedberg, and David R. Marsh

American Journal of Tropical Medicine. 2012 Nov; 87(Suppl 5):77-84.

Impact of Integrated Community Case Management on Health-Seeking Behavior in Rural Zambia

Philip D. Seidenberg, Davidson H. Hamer, Hari Iyer, Portipher Pilingana, Kazungu Siazeele, Busiku Hamainza, William B. MacLeod, and Kojo Yeboah-Antwi

American Journal of Tropical Medicine. 2012 Nov; 87(Suppl 5):105-110.

Malaria prevalence among pregnant women in two districts with differing endemicity in Chhattisgarh, India

Neeru Singh, Mrigendra P Singh, Blair J Wylie, Mobassir Hussain, Yeboah A Kojo, Chander Shekhar, Lora Sabin, Meghna Desai, V Udhayakumar and Davidson H Hamer  

Malaria Journal. 2012 Sep; 11(274):1-14.

Quality and safety of integrated community case management of malaria using rapid diagnostic tests and pneumonia by community health workers

Davidson H. Hamer, Erin Twohig Brooks, Katherine Semrau, Portipher Pilingana, William B. MacLeod, Kazungu Siazeele, Lora L. Sabin, Donald M. Thea, & Kojo Yeboah-Antwi

Pathogens and Global Health. 2012 Mar; 106(1):32-39.

External Evaluation Of The President’s Malaria Initiative Final Report

Jonathon Simon, Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Allan Schapira, Mohammadou Kabir Cham, Rosemary Barber-Madden, and Mohamad Ibrahim Brooks

Washington, DC: USAID; 2011 Dec.

Availability and Utilization of Malaria Prevention Strategies in Pregnancy in Eastern India

Wylie B.J., Hashmi A.H., Singh N., Singh M.P., Tuchman J., Hussain M., Sabin L., Yeboah-Antwi K., Banerjee C., Brooks M.I., Desai M., Udhayakumar V., Macleod W.B., Dash A.P., Hamer D.H.

BMC Public Health. 2010 Sep; 10(1):557.

Community Case Management of Fever Due to Malaria and Pneumonia in Children Under Five in Zambia: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

Yeboah-Antwi K., Pilingana P., Macleod W.B., Semrau K., Siazeele K., Kalesha P., Hamainza B., Seidenberg P., Mazimba A., Sabin L., Kamholz K., Thea D.M., Hamer D.H.

PLoS Med. 2010 Sep; 7(9).

Attitudes, Knowledge, and Practices Regarding Malaria Prevention and Treatment Among Pregnant Women in Eastern India

Sabin L. L., Rizal A., Brooks M. I., Singh M. P., Tuchman J., Wylie B. J., Joyce K. M., Yeboah-Antwi K., Singh N., Hamer D. H.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Jun; 82(6):1010-6.

Burden of Malaria in Pregnancy in Areas with Stable and Unstable Malaria Transmission in Chhattisgarh, India. Abstract 900

Singh N., Singh M.P., Shukla M.M., Hussain M., Dash A.P., Wylie B.J., Yeboah-Antwi K., Sabin L., Udhayakumar V., Desai M., Hamer D.H.

58th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; 2009 Nov 1; Washington, DC.

Burden of Malaria in Pregnancy in Women Presenting to Delivery Units in Areas with Stable and Unstable Malaria Transmission in Chhattisgarh, India. Abstract 666

Singh N., Singh M.P., Wylie B.J., Shukla M.M., Hussain M., Dash A.P., Yeboah-Antwi K., Sabin L., Udhayakumar V., Desai M., Hamer D.H.

58th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; 2009 Nov 1; Washington, DC.

Management of Pneumonia and Malaria at the Community Level in Zambia. Abstract 732

Yeboah-Antwi K., Pilingana P., MacLeod W.B., Semrau K., Siazeele K., Kalesha P., Hamainza B., Mtonga E., Chanda P., Sabin L., Kamholz K., Twohig E., Thea D.M., Hamer D.H.

58th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; 2009 Nov 1; Washington, DC.

Burden of Malaria in Pregnancy in Jharkhand State, India

Hamer D. H., Singh M. P., Wylie B. J., Yeboah-Antwi K., Tuchman J., Desai M., Udhayakumar V., Gupta P., Brooks M. I., Shukla M. M., Awasthy K., Sabin L., MacLeod W. B., Dash A. P., Singh N.

Malar J. 2009 Sep; 8:210.

Zambia Integrated Management of Malaria and Pneumonia Study

Yeboah-Antwi K., Pilangana P., Semrau K., Siazelee K., MacLeod W.B., Kalesha P., Hamainza B., Sabin L.L., Kamholz K., Chanda P., Seidenberg P., Mazimba A., Hamer D.H.

5th National Health Research Conference in Lusaka, Zambia; 2009 Sep 1; Lusaka, Zambia.

Burden of Malaria in Pregnancy in Chhattisgarh State India. Abstract 010-O

Singh N., Singh M.P., Hussain M., Shukla M.M., Dash A.P., Wylie B., Yeboah-Antwi K., Udhayakumar V., Desai M., Hamer D.

International Symposium on Tribal Health; 2009 Feb 27; Jabalpur, India.

Impact of Biomass Cook Smoke on Exposure on Birth Weight in Central East India

Wylie B.J., Singh N., Singh M.P., van Vliet E., Kinney P.L., MacLeod W.B., Yeboah-Antwi K., Hamer D.H.

29th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine: The Pregnancy Meeting; 2009 Jan 1; San Diego, CA.

Management of Malaria and Pneumonia at the Community Level in Zambia. Abstract LB 2213

Yeboah-Antwi K., Pilangana P., MacLeod W.B., Siazeele K., Mtonga E., Chanda P., Sabin L., Kamholz K., Thea D.M., Hamer D.H.

57th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; 2008 Dec 1; New Orleans, LA.

Malaria in Pregnancy Assessment in Chhattisgarh, India

Singh N., Banerjee C., Wylie B.J., Singh M.P., Hashmi A.H., Hussain M., Yeboah-Antwi K., Hamer D.H.

23rd Annual National MD/PhD Student Conference; 2008 Jul 18; Keystone, CO.

Clinico-Epidemiological Profile and Predictors of Severe Illness in Young Infants (0-59 Days) in Ghana

Yeboah-Antwi K., Addo-Yobo E., Adu-Sarkodie Y., Carlin J. B., Plange-Rhule G., Osei Akoto A., Weber M. W., Hamer D. H.

Ann Trop Paediatr. 2008 Mar; 28(1):35-43.

Improved Diagnostic Testing and Malaria Treatment Practices in Zambia

Hamer D. H., Ndhlovu M., Zurovac D., Fox M., Yeboah-Antwi K., Chanda P., Sipilinyambe N., Simon J. L., Snow R. W.

JAMA. 2007 May; 297(20):2227-31.

Vitamin A Supplementation Increases Ratios of Proinflammatory to Anti-Inflammatory Cytokine Responses in Pregnancy and Lactation

Cox S. E., Arthur P., Kirkwood B. R., Yeboah-Antwi K., Riley E. M.

Clin Exp Immunol. 2006 Jun; 144(3):392-400.

Rapid Acquisition of Isolate-Specific Antibodies to Chondroitin Sulfate A-Adherent Plasmodium Falciparum Isolates in Ghanaian Primigravidae

Cox S. E., Staalsoe T., Arthur P., Bulmer J. N., Hviid L., Yeboah-Antwi K., Kirkwood B. R., Riley E. M.

Infect Immun. 2005 Apr; 73(5):2841-7.

Plasma Zinc Concentrations are Depressed during the Acute Phase Response in Children with Falciparum Malaria

Duggan C., MacLeod W. B., Krebs N. F., Westcott J. L., Fawzi W. W., Premji Z. G., Mwanakasale V., Simon J. L., Yeboah-Antwi K., Hamer D. H.

J Nutr. 2005 Mar; 135(4):802-7.

Age, Temperature, and Parasitaemia Predict Chloroquine Treatment Failure and Anaemia in Children with Uncomplicated Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria

Hamer D. H., MacLeod W. B., Addo-Yobo E., Duggan C. P., Estrella B., Fawzi W. W., Konde-Lule J. K., Mwanakasale V., Premji Z. G., Sempertegui F., Ssengooba F. P., Yeboah-Antwi K., Simon J. L.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2004 Jul; 97(4):422-8.

Use of Microencapsulated Iron(II) Fumarate Sprinkles to Prevent Recurrence of Anaemia in Infants and Young Children at High Risk

Zlotkin S., Antwi K. Y., Schauer C., Yeung G.

Bull World Health Organ. 2003 May; 81(2):108-15.

Home-Fortification with Iron and Zinc Sprinkles or Iron Sprinkles Alone Successfully Treats Anemia in Infants and Young Children

Zlotkin S., Arthur P., Schauer C., Antwi K. Y., Yeung G., Piekarz A.

J Nutr. 2003 Apr; 133(4):1075-80.

Predictors of Hemoglobin Change from Day 0 to Day 7 in Children with Uncomplicated Falciparum Malaria: Results from a Multi-country Study. Abstract 564

MacLeod W., Hamer D.H., Addo-Yobo E., Duggan C.P., Estrella B., Fawzi W.W., Konde-Lule J.K., Mwanakasale V., Premji Z.G., Sempértegui F., Simon J.L., Ssengooba F., Yeboah-Antwi K.

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 50th Annual Meeting; 2001 Nov 1; Atlanta, Georgia.

Randomized, Controlled Trial of Single Versus 3-Times-Daily Ferrous Sulfate Drops for Treatment of Anemia

Zlotkin S., Arthur P., Antwi K. Y., Yeung G.

Pediatrics. 2001 Sep; 108(3):613-6.

Holding Up a Mirror: Changing Obstetric Practice through Criterion-Based Clinical Audit in Developing Countries

Wagaarachchi P. T., Graham W. J., Penney G. C., McCaw-Binns A., Yeboah Antwi K., Hall M. H.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2001 Aug; 74(2):119-30; discussion 131.

Impact of Prepackaging Antimalarial Drugs on Cost to Patients and Compliance with Treatment

Yeboah-Antwi K., Gyapong J. O., Asare I. K., Barnish G., Evans D. B., Adjei S.

Bull World Health Organ. 2001 Jun; 79(5):394-9.

Criteria for Clinical Audit of the Quality of Hospital-Based Obstetric Care in Developing Countries

Graham W., Wagaarachchi P., Penney G., McCaw-Binns A., Antwi K. Y., Hall M. H.

Bull World Health Organ. 2000 Jun; 78(5):614-20.