Dr. (Mrs) Millicent Ofori Boateng
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Dr. (Mrs) Millicent Ofori Boateng is a lecturer at the Ensign Global College, Ghana. https://www.linkedin.com/company/ensign-global/mycompany/
Dr. Ofori Boateng holds a Ph.D. in Health Sciences from Aarhus University and a Masters in International Health, from the University of Copenhagen, in Denmark. For her bachelor’s study, she pursued and graduated with a first-class degree in Economics from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
As part of her training in teaching and research, her exposure to diverse settings including Europe, Asia and Africa has enriched her expertise to engage with students and researchers from different backgrounds. Her primary research interests are in Health Promotion with major interest in health literacy, and then, health systems research. Three of her academic papers, with her as main author, have been published, with one under review.
In line with her research works, she has worked on integrating herbal medicine in the health system in Ghana, translated and assessed psychometric properties of the health literacy questionnaire in Ghana, which is the first ever and only translated health literacy questionnaire in Ghana and first translated version for use in West Africa. In addition, she developed one of the few health literacy interventions across the globe. The development of the intervention and its preliminary evaluation have been published as one of the few relevant co-created health literacy interventions in Africa and the first in West Africa.
Currently, the study under review covers an assessment of the associations between health literacy of caregivers and management of childhood illness (Malaria) in Ghana.
Dr. Ofori Boateng has worked extensively in the area of health literacy and currently, a member of a network of health literacy in Africa. https://africanhealthliteracy.wordpress.com/