Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, MD

Assistant 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 15 years experience in managing health systems, program and project implementation, research for development, and policy and strategy development and implementation. Before he joined CIH in July, he was the Malaria Consortium (MC) West Africa Officer and coordinated the MC’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. He supported the development of RBM West Africa Network (WARN) and the West Africa Network on Monitoring Anti-malarial Treatment (WANMAT). Prior to his work with the Malaria Consortium, Kojo served as the Ag. Director of the Kintampo Health Research providing technical support to Ministry of Health programs. He participated in discussions to identify and develop research priorities for the Ministry and also in program evaluations. He served as PI on number of research projects, and served as a member of WHO/TDR Task Force on home management of malaria. From 1989 to 1998 Dr Yeboah-Antwi was the District Director of Health Services in Wenchi in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. He was responsible for managing the district health services to ensure the delivery of cost-effective and efficient quality health services in the district.

Education

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

Classes Taught

  • SPHIH805

Publications

  • 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 4; 92(3):666-72.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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(1):516.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • Published on 1/9/2014

    Wylie BJ, Coull BA, Hamer DH, Singh MP, Jack D, Yeboah-Antwi K, Sabin L, Singh N, MacLeod WB. Impact of biomass fuels on pregnancy outcomes in central East India. Environ Health. 2014; 13(1):1.

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  • Published on 6/27/2013

    Yeboah-Antwi K, Snetro-Plewman G, Waltensperger KZ, Hamer DH, Kambikambi C, MacLeod W, Filumba S, Sichamba B, Marsh D. Measuring teamwork and taskwork of community-based "teams" delivering life-saving health interventions in rural Zambia: a qualitative study. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2013; 13:84.

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