POST-DOC

POST-DOC

Dr. Gifty Dufie Antwi

University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana    

Post-Doctoral

Projet title: Malaria in female adolescents: Perceptions, use and prospects of improving coverage of Long Lasting Insecticide treated nets    

Gifty has a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree from the University of Ghana, Legon and a Masters’ and PhD in Public Health from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in Ghana. She worked as Head of various health institutions in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality, Ashanti Region of Ghana for 11 years. She is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Community Medicine, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana. Her research interests are in maternal and child health and implementation of health interventions. Her current research focuses on assessing the burden of malaria in adolescent females and young women who form the majority of the population of first and second time pregnant women and understanding what influences their use malaria preventive measures, especially the bed net, to help develop appropriate delivery of these interventions.