BiographyKojo 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.
- Center Faculty Member, Center for Global Health & Development , Boston University School of Public Health
- University of Ghana , MBBChB
- Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), MPH
- Published on 9/29/2016
Semrau KE, Herlihy J, Grogan C, Musokotwane K, Yeboah-Antwi K, Mbewe R, Banda B, Mpamba C, Hamomba F, Pilingana P, Zulu A, Chanda-Kapata P, Biemba G, Thea DM, MacLeod WB, Simon JL, Hamer DH. Effectiveness of 4% chlorhexidine umbilical cord care on neonatal mortality in Southern Province, Zambia (ZamCAT): a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet Glob Health. 2016 Nov; 4(11):e827-e836. PMID: 27693439.
- Published on 5/25/2016
Biemba G, Yeboah-Antwi K, Vosburg KB, Prust ML, Keller B, Worku Y, Zulu H, Hammond E, Hamer DH. Effect of deploying community health assistants on appropriate treatment for diarrhea, malaria, and pneumonia: quasi-experimental study in two districts of Zambia. Trop Med Int Health. 2016 May 25. PMID: 27224652.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 November 17, 2014