Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, MD

Research Associate Professor, Global Health
Kojo Yeboah-Antwi
(617) 414-1275kyantwi@bu.edu
Crosstown Center – CT362
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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.

Other Positions

  • Center Faculty Member, Center for Global Health & Development , Boston University School of Public Health

Education

  • University of Ghana Medical School, MBBChB
  • Royal Tropical Institute, MPH

Classes Taught

  • SPHGH805

Publications

  • Published on 1/19/2016

    Lawrence JJ, Yeboah-Antwi K, Biemba G, Ram PK, Osbert N, Sabin LL, Hamer DH. Beliefs, Behaviors, and Perceptions of Community-Led Total Sanitation and Their Relation to Improved Sanitation in Rural Zambia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Mar; 94(3):553-62. PMID: 26787149.

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  • Published on 7/8/2015

    Wylie BJ, Singh MP, Coull BA, Quinn A, Yeboah-Antwi K, Sabin L, Hamer DH, Singh N, MacLeod WB. Association between wood cooking fuel and maternal hypertension at delivery in central East India. Hypertens Pregnancy. 2015; 34(3):355-68. PMID: 26153626.

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  • Published on 2/2/2015

    Hamer DH, Herlihy JM, Musokotwane K, Banda B, Mpamba C, Mwangelwa B, Pilingana P, Thea DM, Simon JL, Yeboah-Antwi K, Grogan C, Semrau KE. 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. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Mar; 92(3):666-72. PMID: 25646254.

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  • Published on 1/28/2015

    Singh N, Bharti PK, Singh MP, Singh R, Yeboah-Antwi K, Desai M, Udhayakumar V, Muniyandi M, Hamer DH, Wylie BJ. What is the burden of submicroscopic malaria in pregnancy in central India? Pathog Glob Health. 2015 Feb; 109(1):30-8. PMID: 25627878.

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  • Published on 1/1/2015

    Hamer DH, Darmstadt GL, Carlin JB, Zaidi AK, Yeboah-Antwi K, Saha SK, Ray P, Narang A, Mazzi E, Kumar P, Kapil A, Jeena PM, Deorari A, Chowdury AK, Bartos A, Bhutta ZA, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Adhikari M, Addo-Yobo E, Weber MW. Etiology of bacteremia in young infants in six countries. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2015 Jan; 34(1):e1-8. PMID: 25389919.

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  • Published on 12/17/2014

    Sakeah E, McCloskey L, Bernstein J, Yeboah-Antwi K, Mills S, Doctor HV. Can community health officer-midwives effectively integrate skilled birth attendance in the community-based health planning and services program in rural Ghana? Reprod Health. 2014; 11:90. PMID: 25518900.

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  • Published on 10/27/2014

    Yeboah-Antwi K, Hamer DH, Semrau K, Waltensperger KZ, Snetro-Plewman G, Kambikambi C, Sakala A, Filumba S, Sichamba B, Marsh DR. Can a community health worker and a trained traditional birth attendant work as a team to deliver child health interventions in rural Zambia? BMC Health Serv Res. 2014; 14:516. PMID: 25344701.

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  • Published on 8/11/2014

    Sakeah E, McCloskey L, Bernstein J, Yeboah-Antwi K, Mills S, Doctor HV. Is there any role for community involvement in the community-based health planning and services skilled delivery program in rural Ghana? BMC Health Serv Res. 2014; 14:340. PMID: 25113017.

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  • Published on 4/10/2014

    Sakeah E, Doctor HV, McCloskey L, Bernstein J, Yeboah-Antwi K, Mills S. Using the community-based health planning and services program to promote skilled delivery in rural Ghana: socio-demographic factors that influence women utilization of skilled attendants at birth in northern Ghana. BMC Public Health. 2014; 14:344. PMID: 24721385.

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  • Published on 4/8/2014

    Lunze K, Yeboah-Antwi K, Marsh DR, Kafwanda SN, Musso A, Semrau K, Waltensperger KZ, Hamer DH. Prevention and management of neonatal hypothermia in rural Zambia. PLoS One. 2014; 9(4):e92006. PMID: 24714630.

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