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Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, MD

TitleResearch Associate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentGlobal Health
Address801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-1275
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-3516-9266
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TitleCenter Faculty Member
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentCenter for Global Health & Development

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Kojo is a public health specialist and a researcher and has over 25 years experience in managing health systems, program and project implementation, monitoring and evaluation, policy and strategy development and implementation, and conducting operations and implementation research. Before joining Boston University in July 2004, he was the Malaria Consortium West Africa Officer and coordinated it’s activities in West Africa in technical areas of policy and strategy development and monitoring and evaluation; and working with National Malaria Control Programs and their partners in the sub-region in implementing malaria control activities by identifying gaps and working with local, national, regional and international agencies to achieve outcomes related to relieving the burden of malaria. Prior to his work with the Malaria Consortium, Kojo served as the Director of the Kintampo Health Research Center, responsible for setting up and managing the field research station for epidemiological and clinical studies, and building and strengthening the capacity of district health managers to implement district health services and conduct operations research. For over a decade, he served as the District Director of Health Services in Wenchi in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana and was responsible for managing district health services. He holds a medical degree from the Ghana Medical School and a Master of Public Health degree from the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Research interests include improving access to and scale up of integrated community case management, improving maternal and newborn care, improving health systems and quality of care, health sector human resource strengthening and improving community sanitation and hygiene.

 Publications
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  1. Semrau KE, Herlihy J, Grogan C, Musokotwane K, Yeboah-Antwi K, Mbewe R, Banda B, Mpamba C, Hamomba F, Pilingana P, Zulu A, Chanda-Kapata P, Biemba G, Thea DM, MacLeod WB, Simon JL, Hamer DH. Effectiveness of 4% chlorhexidine umbilical cord care on neonatal mortality in Southern Province, Zambia (ZamCAT): a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet Glob Health. 2016 Nov; 4(11):e827-e836. PMID: 27693439.
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  2. Biemba G, Yeboah-Antwi K, Vosburg KB, Prust ML, Keller B, Worku Y, Zulu H, Hammond E, Hamer DH. Effect of deploying community health assistants on appropriate treatment for diarrhea, malaria, and pneumonia: quasi-experimental study in two districts of Zambia. Trop Med Int Health. 2016 May 25. PMID: 27224652.
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  3. Lawrence JJ, Yeboah-Antwi K, Biemba G, Ram PK, Osbert N, Sabin LL, Hamer DH. Beliefs, Behaviors, and Perceptions of Community-Led Total Sanitation and Their Relation to Improved Sanitation in Rural Zambia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Mar; 94(3):553-62. PMID: 26787149.
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  4. Wylie BJ, Singh MP, Coull BA, Quinn A, Yeboah-Antwi K, Sabin L, Hamer DH, Singh N, MacLeod WB. Association between wood cooking fuel and maternal hypertension at delivery in central East India. Hypertens Pregnancy. 2015; 34(3):355-68. PMID: 26153626.
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  5. Hamer DH, Herlihy JM, Musokotwane K, Banda B, Mpamba C, Mwangelwa B, Pilingana P, Thea DM, Simon JL, Yeboah-Antwi K, Grogan C, Semrau KE. Engagement of the community, traditional leaders, and public health system in the design and implementation of a large community-based, cluster-randomized trial of umbilical cord care in Zambia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Mar; 92(3):666-72. PMID: 25646254.
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  6. Singh N, Bharti PK, Singh MP, Singh R, Yeboah-Antwi K, Desai M, Udhayakumar V, Muniyandi M, Hamer DH, Wylie BJ. What is the burden of submicroscopic malaria in pregnancy in central India? Pathog Glob Health. 2015 Feb; 109(1):30-8. PMID: 25627878.
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  7. Hamer DH, Darmstadt GL, Carlin JB, Zaidi AK, Yeboah-Antwi K, Saha SK, Ray P, Narang A, Mazzi E, Kumar P, Kapil A, Jeena PM, Deorari A, Chowdury AK, Bartos A, Bhutta ZA, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Adhikari M, Addo-Yobo E, Weber MW. Etiology of bacteremia in young infants in six countries. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2015 Jan; 34(1):e1-8. PMID: 25389919.
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  8. Sakeah E, McCloskey L, Bernstein J, Yeboah-Antwi K, Mills S, Doctor HV. Can community health officer-midwives effectively integrate skilled birth attendance in the community-based health planning and services program in rural Ghana? Reprod Health. 2014; 11:90. PMID: 25518900.
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  9. Yeboah-Antwi K, Hamer DH, Semrau K, Waltensperger KZ, Snetro-Plewman G, Kambikambi C, Sakala A, Filumba S, Sichamba B, Marsh DR. Can a community health worker and a trained traditional birth attendant work as a team to deliver child health interventions in rural Zambia? BMC Health Serv Res. 2014; 14:516. PMID: 25344701.
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  10. Sakeah E, McCloskey L, Bernstein J, Yeboah-Antwi K, Mills S, Doctor HV. Is there any role for community involvement in the community-based health planning and services skilled delivery program in rural Ghana? BMC Health Serv Res. 2014; 14:340. PMID: 25113017.
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  11. Sakeah E, Doctor HV, McCloskey L, Bernstein J, Yeboah-Antwi K, Mills S. Using the community-based health planning and services program to promote skilled delivery in rural Ghana: socio-demographic factors that influence women utilization of skilled attendants at birth in northern Ghana. BMC Public Health. 2014; 14:344. PMID: 24721385.
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  12. Lunze K, Yeboah-Antwi K, Marsh DR, Kafwanda SN, Musso A, Semrau K, Waltensperger KZ, Hamer DH. Prevention and management of neonatal hypothermia in rural Zambia. PLoS One. 2014; 9(4):e92006. PMID: 24714630.
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  13. Wylie BJ, Coull BA, Hamer DH, Singh MP, Jack D, Yeboah-Antwi K, Sabin L, Singh N, MacLeod WB. Impact of biomass fuels on pregnancy outcomes in central East India. Environ Health. 2014; 13(1):1. PMID: 24405644.
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  14. Yeboah-Antwi K, Snetro-Plewman G, Waltensperger KZ, Hamer DH, Kambikambi C, MacLeod W, Filumba S, Sichamba B, Marsh D. Measuring teamwork and taskwork of community-based "teams" delivering life-saving health interventions in rural Zambia: a qualitative study. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2013; 13:84. PMID: 23802766.
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  15. Seidenberg PD, Hamer DH, Iyer H, Pilingana P, Siazeele K, Hamainza B, MacLeod WB, Yeboah-Antwi K. Impact of integrated community case management on health-seeking behavior in rural Zambia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Nov; 87(5 Suppl):105-10. PMID: 23136285.
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  16. Guenther T, Sadruddin S, Chimuna T, Sichamba B, Yeboah-Antwi K, Diakite B, Modibo B, Swedberg E, Marsh DR. Beyond distance: an approach to measure effective access to case management for sick children in Africa. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Nov; 87(5 Suppl):77-84. PMID: 23136281.
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  17. Hamer DH, Brooks ET, Semrau K, Pilingana P, MacLeod WB, Siazeele K, Sabin LL, Thea DM, Yeboah-Antwi K. Quality and safety of integrated community case management of malaria using rapid diagnostic tests and pneumonia by community health workers. Pathog Glob Health. 2012 Mar; 106(1):32-9. PMID: 22595272.
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  18. Yeboah-Antwi K, Pilingana P, Macleod WB, Semrau K, Siazeele K, Kalesha P, Hamainza B, Seidenberg P, Mazimba A, Sabin L, Kamholz K, Thea DM, Hamer DH. Community case management of fever due to malaria and pneumonia in children under five in Zambia: a cluster randomized controlled trial. PLoS Med. 2010 Sep; 7(9):e1000340. PMID: 20877714.
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  19. Wylie BJ, Hashmi AH, Singh N, Singh MP, Tuchman J, Hussain M, Sabin L, Yeboah-Antwi K, Banerjee C, Brooks MI, Desai M, Udhayakumar V, Macleod WB, Dash AP, Hamer DH. Availability and utilization of malaria prevention strategies in pregnancy in eastern India. BMC Public Health. 2010; 10:557. PMID: 20849590.
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  20. Sabin LL, Rizal A, Brooks MI, Singh MP, Tuchman J, Wylie BJ, Joyce KM, Yeboah-Antwi K, Singh N, Hamer DH. Attitudes, knowledge, and practices regarding malaria prevention and treatment among pregnant women in Eastern India. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Jun; 82(6):1010-6. PMID: 20519593.
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  21. Hamer DH, Singh MP, Wylie BJ, Yeboah-Antwi K, Tuchman J, Desai M, Udhayakumar V, Gupta P, Brooks MI, Shukla MM, Awasthy K, Sabin L, MacLeod WB, Dash AP, Singh N. Burden of malaria in pregnancy in Jharkhand State, India. Malar J. 2009; 8:210. PMID: 19728882.
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  22. Yeboah-Antwi K, Addo-Yobo E, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Carlin JB, Plange-Rhule G, Osei Akoto A, Weber MW, Hamer DH. Clinico-epidemiological profile and predictors of severe illness in young infants (0-59 days) in Ghana. Ann Trop Paediatr. 2008 Mar; 28(1):35-43. PMID: 18318947.
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  23. Hamer DH, Ndhlovu M, Zurovac D, Fox M, Yeboah-Antwi K, Chanda P, Sipilinyambe N, Simon JL, Snow RW. Improved diagnostic testing and malaria treatment practices in Zambia. JAMA. 2007 May 23; 297(20):2227-31. PMID: 17519412.
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  24. Cox SE, Arthur P, Kirkwood BR, Yeboah-Antwi K, Riley EM. Vitamin A supplementation increases ratios of proinflammatory to anti-inflammatory cytokine responses in pregnancy and lactation. Clin Exp Immunol. 2006 Jun; 144(3):392-400. PMID: 16734607.
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  25. Cox SE, Staalsoe T, Arthur P, Bulmer JN, Hviid L, Yeboah-Antwi K, Kirkwood BR, Riley EM. Rapid acquisition of isolate-specific antibodies to chondroitin sulfate A-adherent plasmodium falciparum isolates in Ghanaian primigravidae. Infect Immun. 2005 May; 73(5):2841-7. PMID: 15845489.
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  26. Duggan C, MacLeod WB, Krebs NF, Westcott JL, Fawzi WW, Premji ZG, Mwanakasale V, Simon JL, Yeboah-Antwi K, Hamer DH. Plasma zinc concentrations are depressed during the acute phase response in children with falciparum malaria. J Nutr. 2005 Apr; 135(4):802-7. PMID: 15795438.
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  27. Hamer DH, MacLeod WB, Addo-Yobo E, Duggan CP, Estrella B, Fawzi WW, Konde-Lule JK, Mwanakasale V, Premji ZG, Sempértegui F, Ssengooba FP, Yeboah-Antwi K, Simon JL. Age, temperature, and parasitaemia predict chloroquine treatment failure and anaemia in children with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2003 Jul-Aug; 97(4):422-8. PMID: 15259472.
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  28. Yeboah-Antwi K, Gyapong JO, Asare IK, Barnish G, Evans DB, Adjei S. Impact of prepackaging antimalarial drugs on cost to patients and compliance with treatment. Bull World Health Organ. 2001; 79(5):394-9. PMID: 11417034.
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