CCA Network

The Chronicity Care Africa Network brings together researchers, patient advocates and support groups, healthcare providers, NCD advocates, creatives and policy makers working on Chronic Care matters in continental and diaspora African communities. The Chronicity Care Africa Network meets annually to share experiences, lessons and opportunities for collaborating on research, practice, advocacy and community building.

Researchers

Dr Deborah Atobrah

CEGENSA, UG | Ghana

Prof Magnus Mfoafo M’Cathy

Wilfrid Laurier University | Canada

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Dr Macarius Donneyong

Ohio State Univeristy | USA

Dr Ursula Read

Kings College London | UK

Dr Cynthia Sottie

Booth College | Canada

Prof Charles Agyemang

University of Amsterdam

Dr Francis Agyei

University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho | Ghana

Dr Leonard Baatiema

School of Public Health, UG | Ghana

Dr Adote Anum

Dept of Psychology, UG | Ghana

Dr Olutobi Sanuade

Northwestern University, Chicago | USA

Dr Frank Kyei-Arthur

University of Environment and Sustainable Development, Somanya | Ghana

Dr Ernestina K. Dankyi

CSPS, UG | Ghana

Dr Darlingtina Esiaka

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School | USA

Dr Misheck Nkhata

Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL | UK

Advocates

Mr Salifu Manneh

Manchester Metropolitan University/Director for Mobee Gambia Mental Health Project | UK/Gambia

Mr Ferdinand Sonyuy

Secretary General for Cameroon Civil Society NCD Alliance | Cameroon

Mr Christopher Kwizera

Programs Manager/CEO Uganda NCD Alliance | Uganda

Mr Labram Musah

National Cordinator, Ghana NCD Alliance | Ghana

Mr Christopher Agbenga

Mrs Lydia Bedwei

Patient Advocates

Ms Farida Bedwei

Artists

Tilapia de Cartoonist

Cartoonist and Animator

Fatric Bewong

Artist and Educator

Dr. Magnus Mfoafo-M'Carthy is a Professor of Social Work in the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. Dr. Mfoafo-M’Carthy holds a master’s and PhD in Social Work from Columbia University, New York, and the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada respectively. A former Associate Director of Laurier’s Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa (TISCA) and a former Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow at the University of Ghana and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). He has extensive policy, teaching, and research experience and has worked in adolescent and adult community-based mental health organizations in New York City, British Columbia, and Ontario, including the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. He has taught at the University of Toronto and the University of Windsor. His research interests include global mental health, examining mental illness and stigma among immigrant communities, post-colonial and critical race theories, social justice, and anti-oppressive practice. Dr. Mfoafo-M’Carthy is also involved in multiple collaborative projects in Canada, Ghana and other parts of the world.