Publications & Project Reports


The team has a combined publication strength of over 200. Please click on the names of members for details.

Amos Laar’s publications 
Lydia Aziator’s publications 
Chris Guure’s publications 
Bismark Sarfo’s publications

List is being updated

Recently completed projects:

“Assessing the HIV care cascade in key populations in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana: a pilot study”.
This study aimed to characterize the extent to which steps in the HIV care cascade are achieved for key populations in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. It explored the individual, social, and structural level factors related to disparities in achieving the HIV care cascade steps across key population groups in Ghana.

“Housing and Health needs among HIV positive persons in Agomenya, Ghana”. 
This project examined broadly housing and health needs of HIV+ persons in the Lower Manya Krobo District, Ghana. We specifically determined the availability of adequate and affordable housing for HIV+ persons in the area – examining whether a person’s HIV serostatus in any way compromises their chances of living in adequate and affordable homes.

“Assessment of non-prescription drugs use among Ghanaian HIV-positive persons on antiretroviral therapy (ART)”. 
This study assessed multiple non-prescription drugs use among HIV-positive persons on antiretroviral therapy (ART). The study aimed to confirm the practice and extent of polypharmacy, polyherbacy, nutritional supplement use, and other alternative medication use among HIV-positive persons receiving ART from four treatment centers in southern Ghana.

“Know-Your- HIV Response Study:  Mapping of HIV prevention activities to the district level in the Greater Accra region, Ghana”.
We pilot-tested a newly developed Know Your HIV Response (KYR) Toolkit in Accra, Ghana. Data were collected on HIV programming being undertaken in each of the 16 metropolitan, municipal, and district assemblies (MMDAs) in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. Analysis and dissemination of data generation of maps of HIV services using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. The study provides information needed to guide prioritization, and/or adjustment of the national HIV-prevention programs and interventions being carried out in the Greater Accra Region.

“Performance Evaluation of HIV Prevention Services for Most-at-risk Populations (MARP) in Ghana”
The study aimed to describe how services are being delivered key populations in Ghana; document barriers and facilitators to accessing health services for MSM and FSW; and document efforts to increase stakeholder and organizational coordination and to address social, cultural, religious, political, and legal barriers to HIV prevention efforts among FSW and MSM.

“Scaled-up Mobile Phone Intervention for HIV Care and Treatment: Protocol for a Facility Randomized Controlled Trial”

The project aimed to evaluate an mHealth intervention where SMS reminders are used as supportive tools for health providers and as motivators and reminders for ART clients to adhere to treatment and remain linked to care. Study was designed to evaluate the mHealth component of the FHI 360-led, USAID-funded program, Strengthening HIV/AIDS Response Partnerships with Evidenced-based Results (SHARPER) in Ghana.

“Service Providers’ Knowledge of Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Options Available To HIV-Positive Ghanaian Women”.
This research explored the knowledge of health workers from two Ghanaian districts on the reproductive rights and options available to HIV-positive women who wish to conceive.

“HIV/AIDS Interactive Training, Education and Development Center Project”.
The project sought to contribute to addressing the problem of HIV in Ghana by establishing an HIV Interactive Training Center. The overarching objective was to build capacity in HIV through Education, research, and information sharing through the center’s IT Resource Library and a National HIV hotline.

“Reduction of HIV Transmission & Severity of Malaria in Mother-To-Child Transmission Project”.
The project sought to enhance capacity building by incorporating capability training on “Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission (PMTCT)” into the research study program of the School of Public Health.

Project Reports

Establishment of an HIV/AIDS Interactive Training, Education and Development Center  pdf
A Performance Evaluation of the National HIV Prevention Program for FSW and MSM in Ghana   pdf
Know Your HIV/AIDS Response: A Pilot Test of a New Service Mapping Tool Kit in Greater Accra, Ghana   pdf