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RESEARCH INTERESTS

1. Migration Studies
2. Women in Migration
3. Sexuality and AIDS
4. Adolescent Reproductive Health
5. Street Children


PUBLICATIONS

(a) Articles in Peer reviewed journals

Anarfi, J. K. 1993a "Sexuality, migration and AIDS in Ghana: a socio-behavioural study". Health Transition Review, (Sexual networking and HIV/AIDS in West Africa), Supplement to Volume 3, pp. 45-68.

Anarfi, J. K. and Awusabo-Asare, K. 1993b "Experimental research on sexual networking in some selected areas of Ghana". Health Transition Review, (Sexual Networking and HIV/AIDS in West Africa), Supplement to Volume 3, pp. 29-44.Awusabo-Asare, K., Anarfi, J. K. and Agyemang, D. K. 1993c "Women's control over their sexuality and the spread of STDs and HIV/AIDS in Ghana". Health Transition Review, (Sexual Networking and HIV/AIDS in West Africa), Supplement to Volume 3, pp. 69-84.

Caldwell, J. C., Caldwell, P., Ankrah, E. M., Anarfi, J. K., Agyeman, D. K., Awusabo- Asare, K. and Orubuloye, I. O.1993d "African families and AIDS: context, reactions and potential interventions". Health Transition Review, (Sexual Networking and HIV/AIDS in West Africa), Supplement to Volume 3, pp. 1-16.

Anarfi, J. K. 1995c "The condition and care of AIDS victims in Ghana: AIDS sufferers and their relations". In Orubuloye, I.O. et. al. (eds.) The Third World AIDS Epidemic. (Supplement to Health Transition Review, Vol. 5:253-263

Anarfi, J. K. and Antwi, P. 1995e "Street youth in Accra city: sexual networking in a high-risk environment and its implications for the spread of HIV/AIDS". In Orubuloye, I.O. et. al. (eds.) The Third World AIDS Epidemic. (Supplement to Health Transition Review, Vol. 5:131-151)

Caldwell, J. C., Anarfi, J. K. and Caldwell, P. 1996 "Mobility, Migration, Sex, STDs, and AIDS: An Essay on Sub-Saharan Africa with Other Parallels". In Herdt, G. (Ed.) Sexual Cultures and Migration in The Era of AIDS, Clarendon Press, Oxford. Pp. 41 -54.

Anarfi, J. K. 1997a "Vulnerability to sexually transmitted disease: Street children in Accra”. In Ntozi J. P. M. et al (Eds). Vulnerability to HIV Infection and Effects of AIDS in Africa and Asia/India. Supplement to Health Transition Review, Volume 7: 281- 306. Anarfi, J. K., Appiah, E. N. and Kofi Awusabo - Asare. 1997b "Livelihood and the risk of HIV/AIDS infection in Ghana: the case of female itinerant traders". In Ntozi J. P. M. et al (Eds). Vulnerability to HIV Infection and Effects of AIDS in Africa and Asia/India. Supplement to Health Transition Review, Volume 7: 225 -242.

Awusabo – Asare, K., and Anarfi, J. K. 1997c "Postpartum sexual abstinence in the era of AIDS in Ghana: Prospects for change". In Ntozi J. P. M. et al (Eds). Vulnerability
to HIV Infection and Effects of AIDS in Africa and Asia/India. Supplement to Health Transition Review, Volume 7: 257-270.

Anarfi, J. K. and Awusabo - Asare 1997d "Health - Seeking behaviour of persons with HIV/AIDS in Ghana " In Ntozi J. P. M. et al (Eds). Vulnerability to HIV Infection and Effects of AIDS in Africa and Asia/India. Supplement to Health Transition Review , Volume 7: 243-256.

Anarfi, J. K. and Awusabo - Asare 1997e "Sexual-behavioural factors predisposing out-of-school youth in Accra to HIV/AIDS infection". African Population Studies. Mill, J. E. and Anarfi, J. K. 2001a “HIV Risk Environment for Ghanaian Women: Challenges to Prevention”. Social Science and Medicine, 0:1-13.

Anarfi, J. K. 2001b “Migration and Livelihoods in the era of AIDS: A West African focus with Emphasis on Ghana”. Pp. 17-23 in Research Review, New series, Vol. 17, No. 1. Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon.

Anarfi, J. K. 2003a “To Change or not to Change: Obstacles and Resistance to Sexual Behavioural Change Among the Youth in Ghana in the Era of AIDS”. In Research review, Vol. 19.1 (2003)27-45.
Duda, RB, Darko R, Adanu, RMK, Seffa, J., Anarfi, JK, Gautam, S., and Hill, AG. 2005b “HIV prevalence and risk factors in women in Accra, Ghana: Results from the Women‟s Health Study of Accra”. AJTMH, 73(1):63-66, 2005.

Duda RB, Chen GL, Hill AG, Darko R, Adanu RMK, Seffah, J, Anarfi JK. 2005e “Screening for cervical cancer still not included as routine health care for women”. http://www.medwellonline.net Int J Trop Med, 1(1):1-6, 2005.

Chen GL. Hill AG, Seffah J, Darko R, Anarfi JK, Duda RB. 2005f ”Epidemiology of cervical cancer and dysphasia in a cross-sectional of women in Accra, Ghana”. http://www.medwellonline.net Int J Trop Med, 1(1):7-11,2005.

Adanu RMK, Hill AG, Darko R, Seffah J, Anarfi JK, Duda RB. 2007a “Health of urban Ghanaian women as identified by the Women‟s Health Study of Accra.” International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Volume 99, Issue 2, Pages 150-156, November 2007. A. Hill, R. Darko, J. Seffah, R. Adanu, J. Anarfi, R. Duda

Duda RB, Darko R, Adanu RMK, Seffah J, Anarfi JK, Hill AG. 2007b “Prevalence of Obesity in an Urban West African Population: Results of the Women‟s Health Study of Accra”. Accepted, African J Health Sciences, 2007.

Duda RB, Kim MP, Darko R, Adanu RMK, Seffah, J, Anarfi JK, Hill AG. 2007c “Prevalence of elevated blood pressure in women residing in Accra, Ghana: report of
the Women‟s Health Study of Accra”. International J of Cardiology, 117: 115-122, 2007.

Hill AG, Darko R, Seffah J, Adanu RMK, Anarfi J, Duda RB. 2007d “Clinical findings from the Women‟s Health Study of Accra”. Int J of Gyne and Ob, Available on line: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science.

Adanu, RM, Seffah, JD, Hill, AG, Darko, R, Duda RB and Anarfi, JK. (2009d). "Contraceptive use by women in Accra, Ghana: Results from the 2003 Accra Women's Health Survey." African Journal of Reproductive Health 13(1): 123-133.

Owusu, A. Y. and Anarfi, J. K. 2010a “Sexuality of the Aged and People with Disability: Challenging Popular Folkways”. Resaerch Review, 26:61-79.

Owusu, A. Y. and Anarfi, J. K. 2010b “The making of a sexual being in Ghana: The state, religion and the influence of society as agents of sexual socialization”. In press, Sexuality and Culture, ISSN:1095-5143, Journal no. 12119, Spring, US.

Adanu, RM, Seffah, JD, Hill, AG, Darko, R, Duda RB and Anarfi, JK. 2010c “Clinic visits and Cervical Cancer Screening in Accra”. Ghana Medical Journal, Volume 44, Number 2, Pp. 59-63.

Adanu, RM, Seffah, J, Anarfi, JK, Lince, N and Blanchard, K. (2012). "Sexual and reproductive health in Accra, Ghana." Ghana Medical Journal 46(2): 58-65.

Lince, N., Blanchard, K., Adanu, R., Anarfi, J., and Hill, A. (2012b) “People really worry about unwanted pregnancy”: Women‟s desired family size and attitudes towards abortion in Accra, Ghana. Internatioanal Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics: 10/2012, 119:S844

Owusu, A. Y., Anarfi, J. K. and Tenkorang, E. Y. 2013 “The socio-cultural context of sexual socialization and sexual behavior of young people within the family setting in Ghana”. Ghana Social Science Journal, Volume 10, Numbers 1 and 2, pp. 156-182.

Sanuade, O. A., Anarfi, J. K., Aikins, A. d. and Koram, K. A. (2013) “Patterns of Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in Ghana: A 5-year Review of Autopsy cases at Korle- Bu Teaching Hospital”. Ethnicity & Disease. 2013 Volume 24 No 1

Awuah, R. B., Anarfi, J. K., Agyeman C., Ogedegbe, G. and Aikins, A. D. (2014) “Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in urban poor communities in Accra, Ghana”. Journal of Hypertension. 2014 Jun,32(6):1203-10.

Sarkodie, A.O., Agyei-Mensah, S. Anarfi, J.K. and Antwi Bosiako, T. 2014. Education and Employment Outcomes in Ghana Through the Lens of the Capability Approach, African Population Studies, Vol. 01, 2014;28(2) 797-815

Sauvain-Dugerdil, C. Antwi-Bosiako, T., Diarra, S., A. Piraud, A., Diop, S., Anarfi, J. and Agyei-Mensah, S. 2014. “Shaping the Family”: Individuals‟ capabilities to exercise reproductive rights seen through a qualitative survey. African Population Studies, 01/2014;28(2)872-889.

(b) Book Chapters

Anarfi, J. K. 1992. "Sexual networking in some selected societies in Ghana and the sexual behaviour of Ghanaian female migrants in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire". In Dyson, T. (Ed.) Sexual Behaviour and Networking: Anthropological and sociological studies on the transmission of HIV. Liege, IUSSP.

Anarfi, J. K. 1995b "Historical perspectives of migration within the ECOWAS sub- region", in Twum-Baah, K. A. et. al.(eds.). International Migration in Ghana, Ghana Statistical Service, Accra (Chapter 19).

Anarfi, J. K. and Ohene-Konadu, K. 1995d. "Migration of Ghanaians within the Ecowas sub-region". In Twum-Baah, K. A. et. al. (eds.). International Migration in Ghana. Ghana Statistical Service, Accra, Ghana. (Chapter 20).

Anarfi, J. K. 1998a "Ghanaian Women and Prostitution in Cote d'Ivoire". Pp. 104-113 in Kempadoo, K. and Doezema, J (Eds). Global Sex Workers: Rights, Resistance and Redefinition. Routledge: New York and London.

Anarfi, J. K. 1998b “Anthropological perspectives on Migration”. Pp. 198-222 in Basu, A. M. and Aaby, P. (Eds) The Methods and Uses of Anthropological Demography. Claredon Press, Oxford.

Anarfi, J. K. and Fayorsey, C. K. 1999a “Male Participants in the “commercialization” of aspects of the female life cycle in Ghana. In Orubuloye, I.O. et. al. (eds.). The continuing HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Africa. Health Transition Centre. Australian National University, Canberra. Pp. 109-120.

Awusabo-Asare, K. and Anarfi, J. K. 1999b. “Routes to HIV transmission and intervention: an analytical framework”. In Orubuloye, I.O. et al. (eds.). The continuing HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Africa: Responses and Coping Strategies. Health Transition Centre, Australian National University, Canberra. Pp. 1-8.

Awusabo-Asare, K. and Anarfi, J. K. 1999c “Rethinking the Circumstances surrounding the first sexual experience in the era of AIDS in Ghana”. In Orubuloye, I.O. et. al. (eds.). The continuing HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Africa. Health Transition Centre. Australian National University, Canberra. Pp. 9-18.

Anarfi, J. K. 1999d “Initiating behavioural change among street-involved youth: findings from a youth clinic in Accra”. Pp. 81 - 90 in J. C. Caldwell et. al. (Eds.). Resistances to Behavioural Change to Reduce HIV/AIDS Infection in Predominantly Heterosexual Epidemics in Third World Countries Health Transition Centre. Australian National University, Canberra.

Awusabo-Asare, K., Abane, A. M., Anarfi, J. K. And Badasu, D. M. 1999e “All die be die”: obstacles to change in the face of HIV infection in Ghana”. Pp 125-132 in J. C. Caldwell et. al. (eds.) Resistances to Behavioural Change to Reduce HIV/AIDS Infection in Predominantly Heterosexual Epidemics in Third World Countries, Health Transition Centre. Australian National University, Canberra.

Anarfi, J. K. and Fayorsey, C. K.2000a “Male protagonists in the `Commercialization` of aspects of the Female Life-Cycle in Ghana”. Pp 144-162 in Bledsoe, C. et al. (Eds) Fertility and the Male Life-Cycle in the Era of Fertility decline. Claredon Press, Oxford.

McCombie, S. Hornik, R. and Anarfi, J. K. .2000b “Effects of a Mass Media Campaign to Prevent AIDS Among Young People in Ghana”. In Robert Hornik (ed.) Public Health Communication: Evidence for Behaviour Change, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Anarfi, J. K., Awusabo-Asare, K. and Appiah, E. N. 2000c “Female emigration, AIDS and their socio-demographic impact: a case study of a Ghanaian rural community”. Pp. 99-114 in J. C. Caldwell et. al. (eds.). Toward the Containment of the AIDS Epidemic: Social and Behavioural Research, Health Transition Centre. Australian National University, Canberra.

Anarfi, J. K. 2003b “The Role of Local Herbs in the Recent Fertility Decline in Ghana: Contraceptives or Abortifacients?” Pp. 139-152 in Basu, A. (Ed.). The Socio-cultural and Political Aspects of Abortion: Global Perspectives, Praeger

Anarfi, J. K. 2005a “Women‟s Migration, Livelihoods and HIV/AIDS in West Africa”. Pp. 5-12 in Women Migrants and HIV/AIDS: An Anthropological Approach. Studies and Reports, Special Series, Issue No. 22. UNESCO/UNAIDS Research Project.

Anarfi, J. K. 2005g “Underreaction to sexual Behavioural Change Among the Youth in the Era of AIDS”. Pp. 225-242 in Agyei-Mensah, S., Casterline, J.B. and Agyeman, D.K. (Eds.), Reproductive Change in Ghana: recent Patterns and Future Prospects. Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, Legon.

Anarfi, J. K., Kwankye, S. O. And Ahiadeke, C. 2005h “Migration, Return and Impact in Ghana: A Comparative Study of Skilled and Unskilled Transnational Migrants”. Pp. 204- 226 in Takyiwaa Manuh (Ed), At Home in the World? International Migration and Development in Contemporary Ghana and West Africa. Sub-Saharan Publishers, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

Anarfi, J. K. 2006a “Talking and Deciding about Sex and Contraception in Ashanti Towns”. Pp. 169-188 in Oppong C, Oppong M. Y. P. A. and Odotei I. K. (Eds.), Sex and Gender in an Era of AIDS. GHANA AT TURN OF THE MILLENIUM. Sub-Saharan Publishers, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

Anarfi, J. K. and Jagare, S. 2008 “Toward the Sustainable Return of West African Transnational Migrants: What are the Options?” Pp. 107-126 in Moser, C. and Dani, A. A. (Eds.). Assets, Livelihoods, and Social Policy. The World Bank, Washington, DC.

Kwankye, S. O., Anarfi, J. K., Tagoe, C. A. and Castaldo, A. 2009a “Coping strategies of Independent Child Migrants from Northern Ghana to Southern Cities”. S. Rajagopolan (Ed.). Rural – Urban Migration: Trends, Challenges and Strategies. The Icfai University Press, India

Anarfi, J. K. and Appiah, M. 2009b “The Phenomenon of Independent Child Migration in Ghana in the context of a Globalised World”. In Anarfi, J.K. and Kwankye, S.O. (Eds.). The Independent Migration of Children in Ghana, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) and Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS), Pp. 45 – 70.

Anarfi, J.K. and Agyei, J. 2009c “To Move or not to Move: The Decision-Making Process of Child Migrants from Northern to Southern Ghana”. In Anarfi, J.K. and Kwankye, S.O. (Eds.). The Independent Migration of Children in Ghana, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) and Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS), Pp. 101 – 131.

Anarfi, J. K. and Gyasi-Gyamerah, A. A. (2014) Religiousity and Attitudes Toward Homosexuality – Views from Ghanaian University Students. In Piedmont, R. and Village, A. (Eds.), Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Vol. 25. Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.

(c) Monographs and Conference Proceedings

Wogugu, M. O. and Anarfi, J. K. 1985, "International labour migration and the expulsion of illegal immigrants in West Africa: Emerging trends, issues and implications". Research Monograph, Series No. 14 (Special Issue). Cairo Demographic Centre.

Anarfi, J. K. 1990 "The socio-economic implications of Ghanaian women in international migration: The Abidjan case study". The proceedings of the conference on migration in African Development: Issues and Policies for the 90's, Nairobi, Kenya, February 19-23, 1990.

Anarfi, J. K. 1994. HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa - Its Demographic and Socio- economic Implications. African Population Paper No. 3, December 1994.

Anarfi, J. K. 1995a Female migration and prostitution in West Africa - The case of Ghanaian women in Cote d'Ivoire. Studies on Sexual Health, GTZ Regional AIDS programme for West and Central Africa, April 1995.

Anarfi, J. K. 2005i “Reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS: What Role has Migration?”. International Migration and the Millennium development Goals”. UNFPA. Selected Papers of the UNFPA Expert Group Meeting, Marrakech, Morocco, 11-12 May 2005.

(d) Technical Reports

1991 [With Susan McCombie] Results from a survey of knowledge, attitudes and practices related to AIDS among young people in Ghana. Report of a project funded by USAID and executed by AIDSCOM.

1992 [With Susan McCombie] Results of a second survey of knowledge, attitudes and practices related to AIDS among young people in Ghana. Report of a project funded
by USAID and executed by AIDSCOM.

1995 [With K. Awusabo-Asare] Social Dimensions of AIDS Infection in Ghana. Report submitted to the Swedish Agency for Research and Economic Co-operation with Developing Countries (SAREC). Universities of Ghana and Cape Coast.

1996a Oral Rehydration Therapy - A Ghana Case Study. A report written for UNICEF, Ghana.

1996b Street Children in Accra, Sexual-Behavioural factors and HIV/AIDS. A survey report written for the Catholic Action for Street Children (CAS).

1997 The interface of urban poverty and AIDS/STDs: A case study of street children in Accra.

1999 [With L. A. Kannae] Results from a baseline survey on STD/AIDS for in- and out- of-school youth in Accra, Kumasi and Obuasi. For UNICEF, Accra.

2000a Preliminary Assessment of HIV/AIDS and Family Planning Products and Services at UNILEVER‟s Plantation at Twifo-Praso

2000b [With Awusabo-Asare, K. and Nsowah-Nuamah, N. N. N.] Push and Pull factors of International Migration, Country Report, Ghana. A report compiled on behalf of the European Commission

2001 [January] Universities and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa – A Case Study of the University of Ghana.

2001 [August] Ghana Red Cross/Family Health International Youth Peer Education Project, Kumasi. Evaluation Report.

2002 [April] HIV in Tertiary Institutions in Ghana. For the National Council for Tertiary Education, Accra, working in collaboration with The World Bank.

2006 [With Clement Ahiadeke] Improving the Health of Children Among the Urban Poor in the City of Accra, Ghana. Report of a project Funded by the European Union and undertaken at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana, in collaboration with the African Population and Health Research Centre, Nairobi, Kenya and Centre for Social research, Zambia, Malawi.

2011 Evaluation of EDSEP Component „C‟ Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund (TALIF) Sub-Projects. For national Council for Tertiary Education (NVTE) with support from the World Bank