Ama de-Graft Aikins

In Ghana, Covid-19 feels like just another familiar health threat

Understanding how covid-19 has been perceived in West African nations like Ghana is crucial to tackling it, says Ama de-Graft Aikins IN A comedy sketch that recently went viral on Ghanaian social media, Coronavirus arrives late to a meeting. “What’s up, fellow deadly diseases,” Coronavirus says, as Malaria, Cholera and AIDS jump up from their seats and …

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Africa’s Neglected Epidemic: Multidisciplinary Research, Intervention and Policy for Chronic Diseases

This report was written by Professor Ama de-Graft Aikins (then Dr. Ama de-Graft Aikins) for The British Academy. The report was based on a synthesis of presentations from an international conference on Africa’s Neglected Epidemic: Multidisciplinary Research, Intervention and Policy for Chronic Diseases organised by the British Academy, Royal Society and Ghana Academy of Arts …

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