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UNICEF/UNI162183/Frisone
Evidence Reviews

Research Update and Situation Analysis –  Ghana

The Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium is an ESPA1-funded research programme designed to deliver much-needed, cutting-edge science on the relationships between ecosystems, zoonoses, health and wellbeing with the...
ESPA
2013
UNICEF/UN028794/Tremeau
Evidence Reviews

Gold Mining Pollution and the Cost of Private Healthcare: The Case of Ghana

To attract greater levels of foreign direct investment into their gold mining sectors, many mineral-rich countries in sub-Saharan Africa have been willing to overlook serious instances of mining company non-compliance...
UNU-WIDER
2016
UNICEF/UN026559/Parry
Background Reports

Community Perception and Beliefs About Blood Draw for Clinical Research in Ghana

Clinical research participants often express concerns about blood draw because of misconceptions about the uses to which the blood will be put. Their comments can generate rumours in their communities,...
Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
2013
UNICEF/UNI118042/Pirozzi
Briefings

Controversial Ebola Vaccine Trials in Ghana: A Thematic Analysis of Critiques and Rebuttals in Digital News

Communication is of paramount importance in responding to health crises. The authors studied the media messages put forth by different stakeholders in two Ebola vaccine trials that became controversial in...
BMC Public Health
2017
UNICEF/UNI201450/Khuzaie
Background Reports

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Related to Meningitis in Northern Ghana

Meningitis has a significant impact in the Sahel, but the mechanisms for transmission and factors determining a person’s vulnerability are not well understood. Our survey examined the knowledge, attitudes, and...
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
2013
UNICEF/UNI177679/UNMEER Martine Perret
Background Reports

Living with Bats: The Case of Ve Golokuati Township in the Volta Region of Ghana

Transmission of zoonotic pathogens from bats to humans through direct and indirect contact with bats raises public apprehension about living close to bats. In the township of Ve Golokuati in...
Journal of Environmental and Public Health
2017
UNICEF/UNI167507/Jallanzo
Background Reports

Socio Cultural Perceptions of Communities in Kassena-Nankana District of Upper East Region towards Cerebro Spinal Meningitis

Perceptions of the causes of Cerebrospinal Meningitis, its treatment and prevention, as well as reasons for the blatant refusal by some sections of the communities to vaccinate against the disease...
2001
UNICEF/Kesner
Background Reports

Socio-cultural Determinants of Human-Bat Interaction in Rural Ghana

Bats are known to be a natural reservoir for a lot of disease pathogens and can spread several diseases. All 11 genera of fruit bat found in West Africa are...
Anthrozoos
2017
UNICEF/UNI173455/Schermbrucker
Background Reports

Understanding Framings and Perceptions of Spillover: Preventing Future Outbreaks of Bat-Borne Zoonoses?

Bats provide many ecosystem services and have intrinsic value. They also act as host reservoirs for some viruses. Several studies have linked zoonotic diseases to bats, raising questions about the...
2017
UNICEF/UNI118546/Nooran
Background Reports

Zoonotic Diseases: Who Gets Sick, and Why? Explorations from Africa

Global risks of zoonotic disease are high on policy agendas. Increasingly, Africa is seen as a ‘hotspot’, with likely disease spillovers from animals to humans. This paper explores the social...
Critical Public Health
2016
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