Dr. Gifty Dufie AMPOFO

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


Projet title: An assessment of the implementation and effectiveness of recommended routine antenatal care interventions for the control of malaria and other parasitic infections in pregnancy in Ghana    

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.