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Derivation of Time-Activity Data Using Wearable Cameras and Measures of Personal Inhalation Exposure among Workers at an Informal Electronic-Waste Recovery Site in Ghana.

Ann Work Expo Health 2019 Oct;63(8):829-841

Department of Biological, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Ghana, School of Public Health, Accra, Ghana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/annweh/wxz056DOI Listing
October 2019

Socioeconomic Status and Temporal Urban Environmental Change in Accra: a Comparative Analysis of Area-based Socioeconomic and Urban Environmental Quality Conditions Between Two Time Points.

Environ Manage 2019 05;63(5):574-582

Department of Biological, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Accra, Legon, Ghana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00267-019-01150-1DOI Listing
May 2019

Screening for retroviruses and hepatitis viruses using dried blood spots reveals a high prevalence of occult hepatitis B in Ghana.

Ther Adv Infect Dis 2019 Jan-Dec;6:2049936119851464. Epub 2019 May 23.

Research Institute Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain, and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2049936119851464DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6535694PMC
May 2019

Atmospheric monitoring of organochlorine pesticides across some West African countries.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2018 Nov 31;25(32):31828-31835. Epub 2016 Jul 31.

Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences, Yokohama National University, 79-7 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama, 240-8501, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-7284-yDOI Listing
November 2018

Household biomass fuel use, blood pressure and carotid intima media thickness; a cross sectional study of rural dwelling women in Southern Nigeria.

Environ Pollut 2018 Nov 4;242(Pt A):390-397. Epub 2018 Jul 4.

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Port Harcourt, East-West Road, Choba, Rivers state, Nigeria.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2018.06.102DOI Listing
November 2018

Source characterization and risk of exposure to atmospheric polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in Ghana.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2018 Jun 29;25(17):16316-16324. Epub 2018 Apr 29.

Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences, Yokohama National University, 79-7 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 240-8501, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-018-2090-3DOI Listing
June 2018

Informal processing of electronic waste at Agbogbloshie, Ghana: workers' knowledge about associated health hazards and alternative livelihoods.

Glob Health Promot 2017 Dec 7;24(4):90-98. Epub 2016 Jun 7.

2 School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1757975916631523DOI Listing
December 2017

Structured identification of response options to address environmental health risks at the Agbogbloshie electronic waste site.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2017 Nov;13(6):980-991

Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.1964DOI Listing
November 2017

Scarification in sub-Saharan Africa: social skin, remedy and medical import.

Trop Med Int Health 2017 06 9;22(6):708-715. Epub 2017 May 9.

Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Vietnam.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tmi.12878DOI Listing
June 2017

Solid medical waste: a cross sectional study of household disposal practices and reported harm in Southern Ghana.

BMC Public Health 2017 05 18;17(1):464. Epub 2017 May 18.

Department of Biological, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4366-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5437398PMC
May 2017

Pilot study on the internal exposure to heavy metals of informal-level electronic waste workers in Agbogbloshie, Accra, Ghana.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2017 Jan 17;24(3):3097-3107. Epub 2016 Nov 17.

Department of Biological, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG13, Legon, Ghana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-8002-5DOI Listing
January 2017

Multiple elemental exposures amongst workers at the Agbogbloshie electronic waste (e-waste) site in Ghana.

Chemosphere 2016 Dec 28;164:68-74. Epub 2016 Aug 28.

Department of Biological, Environmental, and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5048578PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.08.089DOI Listing
December 2016

Urbanicity and Paediatric Bacteraemia in Ghana-A Case-Control Study within a Rural-Urban Transition Zone.

PLoS One 2015 29;10(9):e0139433. Epub 2015 Sep 29.

Research Group Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany; German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF), partner site Hamburg-Borstel-Lübeck, Hamburg, Germany.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0139433PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587855PMC
May 2016

A Way Forward for Healthcare in Madagascar?

Clin Infect Dis 2016 Mar;62 Suppl 1:S76-9

University of Antananarivo, Madagascar.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/civ758DOI Listing
March 2016

Heart Rate, Stress, and Occupational Noise Exposure among Electronic Waste Recycling Workers.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2016 Jan 19;13(1). Epub 2016 Jan 19.

Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan, 1415 Washington Heights 6611 SPH I, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13010140DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4730531PMC
January 2016

Health seeking behaviours among electronic waste workers in Ghana.

BMC Public Health 2015 Oct 16;15:1065. Epub 2015 Oct 16.

Department of Biological, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-2376-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4609051PMC
October 2015

Accumulation of Heavy Metals and Metalloid in Foodstuffs from Agricultural Soils around Tarkwa Area in Ghana, and Associated Human Health Risks.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2015 Jul 28;12(8):8811-27. Epub 2015 Jul 28.

Laboratory of Toxicology, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Kita 18, Nishi 9, Kita ku, Sapporo 060-0818, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph120808811DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4555249PMC
July 2015

Levels of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) and biphenyls (PCBs) in blood of informal e-waste recycling workers from Agbogbloshie, Ghana, and controls.

Environ Int 2015 Jun 20;79:65-73. Epub 2015 Mar 20.

Clinical Research Unit, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Bernhard-Nocht Str. 74, 20359 Hamburg, Germany; Clinic of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases, University Hospital Düsseldorf, Moorenstr. 5, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2015.03.008DOI Listing
June 2015

Integrated assessment of artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana--part 1: human health review.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2015 May 13;12(5):5143-76. Epub 2015 May 13.

Department of Epidemiology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph120505143DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4454960PMC
May 2015

Immunolocalization of the 29 kDa Schistosoma haematobium species-specific antigen: a potential diagnostic marker for urinary schistosomiasis.

BMC Infect Dis 2015 Apr 26;15:198. Epub 2015 Apr 26.

Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG581, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-015-0931-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4416236PMC
April 2015

Evidence of recent dengue exposure among malaria parasite-positive children in three urban centers in Ghana.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2015 Mar 12;92(3):497-500. Epub 2015 Jan 12.

Department of Geography, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida; Department of Public Health Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida; Kintampo Health Research Centre, Kintampo, Ghana; West African Center for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens, Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana; Virology Department, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana; Navrongo Health Research Centre, Navrongo, Ghana; Department of Biological, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.14-0678DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4350537PMC
March 2015

Mobile phone-based mHealth approaches for public health surveillance in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2014 Nov 12;11(11):11559-82. Epub 2014 Nov 12.

Department of Biological, Environmental, Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, P.O. Box LG13, Legon, Ghana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph111111559DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4245630PMC
November 2014

Deconstructing "malaria": West Africa as the next front for dengue fever surveillance and control.

Acta Trop 2014 Jun 5;134:58-65. Epub 2014 Mar 5.

Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2014.02.017DOI Listing
June 2014

Working conditions and environmental exposures among electronic waste workers in Ghana.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2013 Oct-Dec;19(4):278-86

Department of Biological, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/2049396713Y.0000000034DOI Listing
April 2014

High levels of PAH-metabolites in urine of e-waste recycling workers from Agbogbloshie, Ghana.

Sci Total Environ 2014 Jan 7;466-467:369-76. Epub 2013 Aug 7.

Clinical Research Unit, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Bernhard-Nocht Str. 74, 20359 Hamburg, Germany; Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases, University Hospital Düsseldorf, Moorenstr. 5, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.06.097DOI Listing
January 2014

Mapping urban malaria and diarrhea mortality in Accra, Ghana: evidence of vulnerabilities and implications for urban health policy.

J Urban Health 2012 Dec;89(6):977-91

Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11524-012-9702-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3531344PMC
December 2012

Neighborhood urban environmental quality conditions are likely to drive malaria and diarrhea mortality in Accra, Ghana.

J Environ Public Health 2011 21;2011:484010. Epub 2011 Jun 21.

Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Bernhard Nocht Str. 74, 20359 Hamburg, Germany.

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http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jeph/2011/484010/
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/484010DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3136154PMC
February 2012

A review of the structure and function of vital registration system in Ghana: towards improvement in mortality data quality for health policy analysis.

J Public Health Afr 2011 Mar 4;2(1):e5. Epub 2011 Mar 4.

School of Public Health, Department of Public Health Medicine, Bielefeld University, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2011.e5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5345480PMC
March 2011

A study of autopsy procedures in Ghana: implications for the use of autopsy data in epidemiological analyses.

J Public Health Afr 2011 Mar 4;2(1):e7. Epub 2011 Mar 4.

Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2011.e7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5345482PMC
March 2011

Modeling the relationship between precipitation and malaria incidence in children from a holoendemic area in Ghana.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2011 Feb;84(2):285-91

Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany; German Forces at Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.2011.10-0381DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3029183PMC
February 2011

Assessing the relationship between socioeconomic conditions and urban environmental quality in Accra, Ghana.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2010 01 13;7(1):125-45. Epub 2010 Jan 13.

Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Bernhard-Nocht-Str. 74, D-20359 Hamburg, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph7010125DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2819780PMC
January 2010

The influence of institutions and organizations on urban waste collection systems: an analysis of waste collection system in Accra, Ghana (1985-2000).

J Environ Manage 2008 Jan 8;86(1):262-71. Epub 2007 Feb 8.

School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, P.O. Box LG13, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2006.12.038DOI Listing
January 2008

Online access by adolescents in Accra: Ghanaian teens' use of the internet for health information.

Dev Psychol 2006 May;42(3):450-8

Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0012-1649.42.3.450DOI Listing
May 2006