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Frederick Armah   Dr.  University Lecturer 
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Frederick Armah published an article in November 2018.
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Gwyn Campbell

54 shared publications

Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Genesis T. Yengoh

23 shared publications

Centre For Sustainability Studies, Lund University – LUCSUS, Lund, Sweden

Michael Osei Adu

22 shared publications

Department of Crop Science, School of Agriculture, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Sheila A. Boamah

19 shared publications

Faculty of Nursing, University of Windsor, ON. Canada

David Oscar Yawson

18 shared publications

Department of Environmental Science, School of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Access to improved water and sanitation in sub-Saharan Africa in a quarter century Frederick Ato Armah, Bernard Ekumah, David Oscar Yawson, Jus... Published: 01 November 2018
Heliyon, doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2018.e00931
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The realization of the scale, magnitude, and complexity of the water and sanitation problem at the global level has compelled international agencies and national governments to increase their resolve to face the challenge. There is extensive evidence on the independent effects of urbanicity (rural-urban environment) and wealth status on access to water and sanitation services in sub-Saharan Africa. However, our understanding of the joint effect of urbanicity and wealth on access to water and sanitation services across spatio-temporal scales is nascent. In this study, a pooled regression analysis of the compositional and contextual factors that systematically vary with access to water and sanitation services over a 25-year time period in fifteen countries across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) was carried out. On the whole, substantial improvements have been made in providing access to improved water sources in SSA from 1990 to 2015 unlike access to sanitation facilities over the same period. Households were 28.2 percent and 125.2 percent more likely to have access to improved water sources in 2000–2005 and 2010–2015 respectively, than in 1990–1995. Urban rich households were 329 percent more likely to have access to improved water sources compared with the urban poor. Although access to improved sanitation facilities increased from 69 percent in 1990–1995 and 74 percent in 2000–2005 it declined significantly to 53 percent in 2010–2015. Urban rich households were 227 percent more likely to have access to improved sanitation facilities compared with urban poor households. These results were mediated and attenuated by biosocial, socio-cultural and contextual factors and underscore the fact that the challenge of access to water and sanitation in sub-Saharan Africa is not merely scientific and technical but interwoven with environment, culture, economics and human behaviour necessitating the need for interdisciplinary research and policy interventions.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Ghanaians Might Be at Risk of Excess Dietary Intake of Potassium Based on Food Supply Data David Oscar Yawson, Michael Osei Adu, Benjamin Ason, Frederi... Published: 17 October 2018
Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, doi: 10.1155/2018/5989307
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the beneficial role of adequate intake of potassium (K) in combating the global burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), mainly hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. Diets are the main source of K supply to humans and can contribute to both K deficiency (hypokalemia) and excess (hyperkalemia). While global attention is currently devoted to K deficiency, K excess can be even more dangerous and deserves equal attention. The objectives of this paper were to (i) estimate the K intake of Ghanaian population using food supply and food composition data and (ii) compare this estimate with the WHO-recommended requirement for K in order to assess if there is a risk of inadequate or excess K intake. Food supply data (1961–2011) were obtained from the Food Balance Sheet (FBS) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to derive trends in food and K supply. The average food supply in the FBS for 2010 and 2011 was used in assessing the risk of inadequate or excess dietary intake of K. The K content of the food items was obtained from food composition databases. Based on 2010-2011 average data, the K supply per capita per day was approximately 9,086 mg, about 2.6-fold larger than the WHO-recommended level (3,510 mg). The assessment suggests a potentially large risk of excess dietary K supply at both individual and population levels. The results suggest the need for assessing options for managing K excess as part of food security and public health strategies. The results further underscore a need for assessment of the K status of staple food crops and mixed diets, as well as K management in food crop production systems in Ghana.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Systematic review of the effects of agricultural interventions on food security in northern Ghana Michael Osei Adu, David Oscar Yawson, Frederick Ato Armah, E... Published: 07 September 2018
PLOS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203605
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Food insecurity and poverty rates in Ghana are highest in the districts from latitude 8° N upwards. These have motivated several interventions aimed at addressing the food insecurity via promoting agricultural growth. An assessment of the overall impact of these interventions on food security is necessary to guide policy design and future interventions. A systematic review was used to assess the cumulative evidence of the effect of development interventions, implemented from 2006 to 2016 on food security, especially in Northern Ghana. Information were retrieved from over 20 Government and non-Governmental organisations through online search and actual visits. The number of studies included in systematic review was 22. The study showed that a large number of interventions have been implemented in Northern Ghana over the study period. Access to quality extension services, training and capacity building was a major intervention strategy. About 82% of studies considered increasing production but only 14% of the studies reported on changes in yield. About 42% of the included studies used market access as a strategy but about 44% reported increase in incomes of beneficiaries (with only seven studies providing numerical evidence for this claim). The ranking of frequency of intervention strategies was in the order extension and capacity building > production > postharvest value addition > water and irrigation facilities > storage facilities > input supply. A substantial number of the studies had no counterfactuals, weakening confidence in attributing impacts on food security for even the beneficiaries. It is concluded that evidence for impacts of the interventions on food security was weak, or largely assumed. A logical recommendation is the need for development partners to synchronise their measurement and indicators of food security outcomes. It is also recommended that some food security indicators are explicitly incorporated into intervention design while bearing in mind the potential need for counterfactuals.
Article 1 Read 0 Citations Evaluating the complex interactions between malaria and cholera prevalence, neglected tropical disease comorbidities, an... Sheila A. Boamah, Frederick Ato Armah, Isaac Luginaah, Herbe... Published: 07 July 2017
Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, doi: 10.1080/10911359.2017.1336961
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Article 0 Reads 9 Citations Effectiveness of interventions to reduce household air pollution and/or improve health in homes using solid fuel in low-... Reginald Quansah, Sean Semple, Caroline A. Ochieng, Sanjar J... Published: 01 June 2017
Environment International, doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2017.03.010
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Modelling spatio-temporal heterogeneities in groundwater quality in Ghana: a multivariate chemometric approach Frederick Ato Armah, Arnold Paintsil, David Oscar Yawson, Mi... Published: 26 May 2017
Journal of Water and Health, doi: 10.2166/wh.2017.244
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