Strengthening research capacity

Joseph Osarfo

MCDC PhD Student
Project title: 
Efficacy, safety and tolerability of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine for treatment of uncomplicated malaria in pregnancy in Ghana.


Joseph qualified as a medical officer from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi in 2003 and obtained a Masters degree in Public Health also from KNUST in 2008. His dissertation was on “determinants of under-five mortality in Wa West district, Ghana". He has delivered both clinical and public health services, working in three different district hospitals since 2003. This shaped his interest in research and community medicine. Joseph's academic interests lie mainly in helping to evolve effective interventions to improve maternal and child welfare, malaria in pregnancy and malaria/HIV/AIDS interactions. His hobbies are reading, soccer, and listening to music.


Dr Harry Tagbor, KNUST

Prof Pascal Magnussen, DBL-Centre for Health Research and Development, University of Copenhagen

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