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.Christiana Naa Momo Lokko

Christiana Naa Momo Lokko

TOPIC: Caesarean section deliveries in Ghana: Trends, disparities and influencing factors


C-section births have been increasing, yet disparities exist in the rates spatially and among socioeconomic sub-groups globally. Wide C-section disparities mirror a situation of overuse or underuse of the procedure with implications for maternal mortality. Factors associated with the C-section rise and disparities have not been well documented. The determinants of C-section rise and disparities have focused extensively on individual, institutional and medical factors to the neglect of influence of beliefs and community factors.Read More

.Desmond Klu

Desmond Klu

TOPIC: Antenatal and Postnatal Health Services Uptake and Contraceptive use among Women in Ghana


Maternal and child health and family planning are important issues that have population and health implications globally. The use of antenatal and postnatal health care services are important components of maternal and child health care services. The essence of these health care services is to ensure good health of mothers and babies before, during and after birth. Also, the use of modern contraceptives ensures good health of mothers and their babies through good child spacing, reduction in the risk of short pregnancy intervals and prevention of unintended pregnancy. Read More

.Margaret Appiah

Margaret Appiah

TOPIC - Modelling the climatic and Socio-demographic influence on Malaria transmission in Accra


Climate change and variability affect the suitability of environmental conditions for malaria transmission. Although malaria transmission is place-specific, existing assessments of malaria transmission have largely focused on large-scale changes in malaria transmission and overlooked the socio-demographic factors that modulate climate and malaria nexus with the result largely indicating widespread increase in areas suitable for malaria transmission.Read More

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 Eric Adjei Boadu

TOPIC - Parent-child living arrangements and children’s attainment of the required level of education in Ghana


Background - Most of the arguments are that children suffer when they grow in any other type of parent-child living arrangements other than both parents. As more single-parent families appear in societies, interest grows as to the effect of these households on children's wellbeing. Assessing the risks and impacts of family instability on children is therefore essential in planning programmes and policies to promote healthy children and families. The study used Ghana’s Demographic and Health Surveys (GDHS) 2008 and 2014 data files. Read More


Esinam Afi Kayi

TOPIC -  Male Partners’ Involvement in Abortion and Uptake of Post-Abortion Family Planning Services


Male involvement in abortion and post-abortion family planning uptake is pivotal in reducing unintended pregnancies while optimising contraceptive use. While literature is extant with the positive outcomes of men’s role in abortion and contraceptive use, there is insufficient interrogation of the relationship between male partners’ involvement in abortion and post-abortion family planning uptake. This study sought to examine the relationship between male partners’ involvement in abortion and immediate post-abortion contraception uptake. The specific objectives were to: explore the extent of male partners’ participation in abortion; women's expectations of their partners’ roles in the abortion and barriers to partners’ inclusion and participation in abortion.Read More




Michael Larbi Odame


TOPIC - Delayed marriage and fertility transition in Ghana

Stalls in fertility transition have been observed in many Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries, including Ghana. This stalling fertility, defy the Demographic Transition Theory, and have attracted the research attention. Current studies seeking to unravel the causes of the stalling fertility have been inconclusive. Changes in the timing and prevalence of marriage are areas that call for attention because total fertility rate is a function of the age composition of the proportion ever married and never married as well as the fertility of the ever married and never married women. Therefore, a slight change in any of the components will most likely affect the total fertility rateRead More