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Ethics of Managing Unintended Consequences in Global Health Research: A Case Study

In a study of dietary supplementation among women in Ghana, a disproportionately high number of pregnant study participants were found to no longer be pregnant, leading researchers to suspect that the very early identification of pregnancy status made possible by study participation may have contributed to an elevated incidence of... Read More

Prevalence of pneumonia and risk factors of pneumonia mortality among children under five years

Background Pneumonia remains the foremost cause of death in children under 5 years of age especially in sub-Saharan Africa killing nearly 1 million annually. Aim Identify pneumonia prevalence, mortality rate and associated factors among children under five admitted to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Ghana. Methods Using a prospective... Read More

Prevalence and characteristics of congenital talipes equinovarus (clubfoot) in Northern Ghana: a two year retrospective descriptive study

Objective: This study aimed to determine the prevalence and phenotypic characteristics of clubfoot in the Northern Region, one of the most deprived regions of Ghana. Method: Parameters of interest included sex distribution, laterality, types of clubfoot, annual trends and prevalence rate. Data was collected in the sole clubfoot clinic for... Read More

A 10-Year retrospective review of renal cases seen in a Tertiary Hospital in West Africa.

Introduction Renal diseases commonly present to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). There has not been a comprehensive analysis of the number of renal cases managed. We set out to analyze comprehensively the renal cases seen at KATH to describe the trends a decade. Methods A retrospective study was conducted... Read More

Transportation: Barrier to Maternal and Child Healthcare Service in Rural sub-Saharan Africa

Maternal and infant mortality has reduced over the years in sub-Saharan African but it is still the highest globally. Maternal Mortality Ratio in this region was approximately 66% (201,000) with 45% decrease in Infant Mortality rate between the periods of 1990 and 2015. Women on this part of the world... Read More