Kwame Adjei

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Kwame Adjei - 2017 Nominee
Position: Researcher
Organization: Kintampo Health Research Centre
Current Location: Kintampo, Ghana
Master of Public Health- Specialization in Population Family & Reproductive Health (PFRH) from University of Ghana, Public Health- MPH (PFRH)
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Bsc Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana
Research Ethics (Basic & Advanced)
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Quality Innovation Challenge Award
    Awarding Organization:
    David & Lucile Packard Foundation
    Date Awarded:
    December 1, 2016
He is a recipient of the ICFP 2016 quality Innovation award. He champions family planning research in a very remote area in Ghana. He has published and presented his research findings in reputable scientific journals and international conferences. – Nominator
His work has provided key information on family planning at the district level some of which have been published in scientific journals. He is a Quality Innovation Challenge grant recipient for 2016. – Martha Ali Abdulai, Kintampo Health Research Centre
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

My contributions have mostly been in the area of research where I have written proposals, coordinated field activities and published findings on family planning. One of such research activities carried out in collaboration with Palladium group has led to the establishment of adolescent corners in Kintampo, a rural district in Ghana ,where I work currently.My research findings have also been presented both locally and globally at international conferences including ICFPs (2013 & 2016).In addition, I recently received a grant from the Packard foundation to develop a Continuum of Care (CoC) card for family planning for women of reproductive age in Kintampo, as part of the Quality Innovation challenge.The card will help improve the use of modern contraceptives amongst participants in the area

What sparked your passion for family planning?

I have always had an interest in maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH). When I discovered during my postgraduate studies that family planning was an effective means to address some of the challenges in MNCH particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, my passion was sparked. The passion was heightened at my first ICFP in Ethiopia (2013) where I met for the first time the family planning community and some of the wonderful people and institutions championing family planning across the globe

Give one or two examples of how you display leadership in your family planning work.:

As the Principal Investigator (PI) for the CoC family planning project, I put together a team to finalize the CoC proposal and submit for ethical clearance, which is a requirement for conducting and publishing research findings. I am currently spearheading the team to carry out all other related activities including meetings with stakeholders, training of health workers, designing of the card as well as monitoring and evaluation of the study.

If you are named a winner of 120 under 40, how will you use this new platform and the $1000 grant to advance your work? :

This platform is a great opportunity to showcase some of the work we are currently doing in rural Ghana I hope it leads to more collaborations which will ultimately improve the health and well being of women and children in the area.The $1,000 will primarily be used on the hard working health workers involved in family planning in the district. The idea is to start an award scheme (yearly) in the district with the help of the district health team.This is to reward and motivate the health workers

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