Kojo Yeboah-Antwi

Research Associate 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 is a public health specialist and a researcher and has over 25 years experience in managing health systems, program and project implementation, monitoring and evaluation, policy and strategy development and implementation, and conducting operations and implementation research. Before joining Boston University in July 2004, he was the Malaria Consortium West Africa Officer and coordinated it’s activities in West Africa in technical areas of policy and strategy development and monitoring and evaluation; and working with National Malaria Control Programs and their partners in the sub-region in implementing malaria control activities by identifying gaps and working with local, national, regional and international agencies to achieve outcomes related to relieving the burden of malaria. Prior to his work with the Malaria Consortium, Kojo served as the Director of the Kintampo Health Research Center, responsible for setting up and managing the field research station for epidemiological and clinical studies, and building and strengthening the capacity of district health managers to implement district health services and conduct operations research. For over a decade, he served as the District Director of Health Services in Wenchi in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana and was responsible for managing district health services. He holds a medical degree from the Ghana Medical School and a Master of Public Health degree from the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Research interests include improving access to and scale up of integrated community case management, improving maternal and newborn care, improving health systems and quality of care, health sector human resource strengthening and improving community sanitation and hygiene.

Projects

Publications

Effect of deploying community health assistants on appropriate treatment for diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia: quasi-experimental study in two districts of Zambia

Godfrey Biemba, Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Kathryn Bradford Vosburg, Margaret L. Prust, Brett Keller, Yekoyesew Worku, Happy Zulu, Emily White and Davidson H. Hamer

Tropical Medicine and International Health. 2016 Jun;.

Beliefs, behaviors, and perceptions of community-led total sanitation and their relation to improved sanitation in rural Zambia

J. Joseph Lawrence, Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Godfrey Biemba, Pavani K. Ram, Nicolas Osbert, Lora L. Sabin and Davidson H. Hamer

The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2016 Jan;.

Association between wood cooking fuel and maternal hypertension at delivery in central East India

Blair J. Wylie, Mrigendra P. Singh, Brent A. Coull, Ashlinn Quinn, Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Lora Sabin, Davidson H. Hamer, Neeru Singh, and William B. MacLeod

Hypertens Pregnancy. 2015 Jul; 1-14.

What is the burden of submicroscopic malaria in pregnancy in central India?

Neeru Singh, Praveen K. Bharti, Mrigendra P. Singh, Rajshree Singh, Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Meghna Desai, Venkatachalam Udhayakumar, Malaisamy Muniyandi, Davidson H. Hamer, Blair J. Wylie

Pathogens and Global Health. 2015 Feb; 109(1):30-38.

Engagement of the Community, Traditional Leaders, and Public Health System in the Design and Implementation of a Large Community-Based, Cluster-Randomized Trial of Umbilical Cord Care in Zambia

Davidson H. Hamer, Julie M. Herlihy, Kebby Musokotwane, Bowen Banda, Chipo Mpamba, Boyd Mwangelwa, Portipher Pilingana, Donald M. Thea, Jonathon L. Simon, Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Caroline Grogan, and Katherine E. A. Semrau

Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.. 2015 Feb; 92(3):666-672.

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.