Dr. Ellis Owusu-Dabo,

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
School of Medical Sciences
Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine
South End Asyogya Road
UPO, Kumasi, Ghana
Tel: +233 3220 60512
Mob.: +233 20 1964425
Fax.: +233 32 2062017



  • Senior Research Fellows

Dr. Fred Adomako-Boateng MD, Fwacp
Tel: +233 3220 60351
Mobile: +2332 20 6300763

Dr. John Humphrey Amuasi MD, PhD
Mobile: +233 02 063 00 405

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

Dr. Denis Dekugmen Yar
(Dip, BSc, PhD)
E-mail: yar@kccr.de
Tel: +233 3220 60351
Mobile: +233 24 3236810

Dr. Pandam Sampson Salifu
(BSc, MSc, PhD)
Tel: +233 3220 60351
Mobile: +233 2095 83359

Dr. Anthony Afum-Adjei Awuah
(BSc, PhD)
Tel: +233 242107721


  • Students

Naa Yaa Awua-Boateng
Tel: +233 3220 60351
Mobile: +233 26 8425152

Samuel Nkansah Darko
nkansahdarko@kccr.de / s.darko28@yahoo.com
Tel: +233 24 2185228

Aliyu Mohammed
Tel: +233 242318077/em>

Addofoh Nicholas
Tel: +233 26 9621259


  • Biomedical Scientist

Rexford Mawunyo Dumevi
Tel: +233 54 8983339

Ezekiel Bonwin Ackah
Tel: +233 27 1641725


  • Research Assistant

Ernestina Narveh Awarikabey
Tel: +233 24 23522177

Dominic Kwabena Sawiri-Kanin
Tel: +233 24 3639508

Issac Aguna
Tel: +233 24 48434338

Caleb Osei-Wusu Sarfo
Tel: +233 20 7183716


  • Software/Data Management

Karikari Williams
Tel: +233 3220 60351
mobile:+233 26 7383043
Associates Scientists


  • Administrative Assistant

Gifty Sandoh
Tel: +233 3220 60351
Mobile : +233 24 8762602

Project descriptions
– Healthcare services for new university entrants at KNUST, Kumasi Ghana

There is a huge gap in published literature concerning students’ health in tertiary institutions in Ghana since most students are thought to be naturally healthy. To adequately inform policy and public health responses as well as identifying the trend of medical conditions presenting at the KNUST hospital amongst new entrants to help improve managements, a clear understanding of health conditions is urgently needed.

– Inflammatory markers in type-2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension patients in rural and urban Ghana

The study aims to evaluate serum levels of inflammatory markers in relation to the risk of T2DM in rural and urban Ghana to develop a tool for early risk detection and to provide a basis for improving diagnosis and treatment.

– Genotypic prevalence, HPV infection, cervical abnormalities, and cancer in HIV-infected and non-infected women in Kumasi, Ghana.

Cervical cancer is an important public health problem in developing countries with severe annual burden.  Ghana has a high incidence of cervical cancer but has no effective national screening program for HPV infection. The current methods for screening are severely challenged such as cervical cytology, which is expensive because of repeated testing and not readily available to the reach of many Ghanaian women. Pap smear is one other method for screening for cervical cancer, but has significant limitations of high false negative rates. Visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) method is being validated in Ghana and considered as a low-technology alternative to cervical cytology. The detection of HPV infection would vary substantially depending on sampling technique and the availability of effective screening method/ technology.

– Cohorts of Hypertensive and Diabetes mellitus patients for clinical outcomes and correlates at the Suntreso Government Hospital (SUCHAD)

Carotid to femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) has emerged as the gold standard method of arterial stiffness for: its relative ease in determination, its perceived reliability and because of its association with incident CV disease independently of traditional risk factors. The relationships between PWV and the traditional risk factors, either addictively or independently on clinical outcomes have not been characterized in this population in Ghana.

Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine