Ghana

UNESCO-AAU (Association of African Universities) Chair for Women in Science and Technology (97), established in 1995 at the University of Ghana (Ghana).

Fields/Disciplines

Science and Technology Education.

Objectives

  • To promote, facilitate and enrich the existing biomedical scientific training, teaching, research and capacity building in our public and private tertiary Institutions.
  • Translating the gains of research to the community through outreach program to empower women and girls.

Partnership

  • Members of the Association of African Universities (A.A.U.).
  • Faculty of the University of Ghana in both academic and Research Institutions.
  • Members from the Health Sector, Ghana Health service (GHS), Ghana Aids Commission (GAC).
  • Graduate and Postgraduate Students from the University of Ghana.
  • Queen Mothers Association, Manya Krobo.

Major activities

Research Activities

  • Knowledge & perceptions of Young People on HIV/VCT in the West Akim District Mr. Philip Asante (PhD student).
  • Current Trends of status disclosure and partner notification for the prevention of HIV infection in Ghana Mr. Philip Asante (PhD student)
  • Development of Ref. Guide on status disclosure & PN for HIV/VCT trainers or counselors Mr. Philip Asante (PhD student).
  • Influence of Malaria and HIV-1 Infections on the Immune Status, the Nutritional Status, and Perinatal outcomes of HIV-infected ANC Clients in the Manya Krobo District, and Tema Municipality Mr. Amos K. Laar (MPhil student).
  • The Influence of HIV and Malaria Infection on the Nutritional Status of Pregnant Women in the Manya Krobo District and Tema Municipality. Laar, AK. (PhD student)
  • Determinants of Anemia and Low Quality of Life in Hiv-Infected Pregnant Women in the Manya Krobo District and Tema Municipality, Ghana. (PhD student).
  • Associations among Anemia, Quality of Life, and Macro- and Micro-Nutrient Status of HIV-Infected Pregnant Women in the Manya Krobo District and Tema Municipality, Ghana. (PhD student).

Training activities

  • Training of Trainers and Councilors for HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) were carried out.

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for Chair/Network

Education; Natural Sciences; UNESCO Office in Accra.

Contact

Prof. Isabella A. Quakyi, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana
Chairholder
E-Mail address -
iaquakyi(at)ug.edu.gh
Work Phone - +233 284631575
Fax - +233 21517501
City - Legon
Country - Ghana