•  214
    Contemporary History of the Increasing Use of Traditional Medicine among the Asante of Ghana: A Focus on Afigya Kwabre South District
    with Obour Asante Sophia
    Caribbean Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies 2 (1): 25-44. 2023.
    Using a qualitative method of research, the study investigated the increasing use of traditional medicine in Ghana, focusing on Afigya Kwabre South District. Traditional medicine has gone through various stages since time immemorial, especially with regard to how its patronage has evolved over time. The period ranges from the pre-colonial era, when it was the only source of remedy for the entire continent of Africa including Ghana, to the colonial period which marked another phase when European …Read more
  •  394
    Medical Tourism in Ghana: A History
    Kaleidoscope: Journal of History of Culture, Science and Medicine 12 (25): 1-26. 2022.
    Medical tourism can be defined as the process of travelling outside of an individual’s country to another to seek medical care. The current research studies medical tourism in Ghana historically, focusing on Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumase. Using a qualitative research approach, the study provides a historical argument on the continuities and discontinuities of medical tourism in Ghana. Indeed, medical tourism has undergone several transitions ov…Read more
  •  376
    THE INFLUENZA PANDEMIC IN COLONIAL ASANTE: LESSON DRAWING FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
    with Lucky Tomdi and Phinehas Asiamah
    REVISTA DE ETNOLOGIE ȘI CULTUROLOGIE 30 (1): 11-20. 2021.
    This paper pays attention to colonial strategies that were deployed to fight against the influenza pandemic among the Asante of Ghana. It does a comparative analysis of the outbreak and mode of spread of COVID-19 and influenza pandemics in Ghana and Asante, in particular. Based on the theory of lesson-drawing, the authors aimed to ascertain whether the strategies adopted to fight the current COVID-19 pandemic reminisce the earlier strategies deployed during the influenza pandemic of 1918. Based …Read more
  •  140
    WOMEN AND BIOMEDICAL HEALTHCARE IN A COMMUNITY IN GHANA
    Current Issues of Social Studies and History of Medіcine 28 (4): 59-64. 2020.
    The contribution of women to the development of societies and medicine around the world cannot be overstated. Their contribution to medicine is great; this is seen, in particular, in their role among other physicians, obstetricians, nurses, herbalists, and assistant physicians. Despite the significant contribution of women to medicine and health care, the have often been largely omitted in the history of medicine and other scientific literature. Therefore, my study contains an obvious novelty: t…Read more
  •  266
    ILLICIT DRUG USE AND TRADE: AN ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY OF KUMASE (2000–2018)
    with Ali Yakubu Nyaaba, Kwasi Amakye-Boateng, Daniel Owusu-Ansah, and Michael Nimoh
    Sociological Studies 26 (1): 59-81. 2020.
    The illegal drug trade is a world phenomenon, which has had some adverse impact on societies. Significantly, the impact is damning in developing economies in Africa and Ghana in particular. This paper therefore seeks to address the causes and effects of the use and peddle of these illegal drugs in three communities in the capital city of the Asante Region of Ghana. It further ascertains the extent to which these drugs burden the security agencies in the communities and the country in general. We…Read more
  •  181
    That there is a positive correlation between healthy populations and socio-economic and human development is not in dispute. It is in countries’ interests, therefore, to aim to have healthy, productive citizens. A strong, well-functioning public health care system would go some way to realising this. In sub-Saharan Africa, the issue of how to finance health care and make it accessible to the majority of citizens is an ongoing challenge. While the overall intention behind The Structural Adjustmen…Read more
  •  307
    DISCOURSE ON NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES INTERVENTIONS IN GHANA (1990-2018)
    with Lucky Tomdi and Kwasi Amakye-Boateng
    Journal of Basic and Applied Research International 26 (2): 17-26. 2020.
    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes are reported to have caused significant deaths for more than a decade. Consequently, NCDs have posed as a threat to the socio-economic well-being of individuals and families, contributed to a rise in healthcare costs and largely undermined the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) especially in developing countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the prevalence of NCDs have compounde…Read more
  •  223
    Evolutionary Study of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases Policy as Healthcare Intervention in Ghana (2000-2019)
    with Lucky Tomdi, Michael Nimoh, and Benjamin Darkwa Dompreh
    International Journal of Body, Mind and Culture 6 (4): 185-200. 2020.
    The incidence of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, hypertension, cancers and cardiovascular diseases in Ghana has created a new mix of healthcare challenge for the country.
  •  237
    Women and Medicine: A Historical and Contemporary Study on Ghana
    with Kwasi Amakye-Boateng, Ali Yakubu Nyaaba, Adwoa Birago Acheampong, Dennis Baffour Awuah, and Richard Oware
    Ethnologia Actualis 19 (2): 34-55. 2020.
    Women have always been central concerning the provision of healthcare. The transitions into the modern world have been very slow for women because of how societies classify women. Starting from lay care, women provided healthcare for their family and sometimes to the members of the community in which they lived. With no formal education, women served as midwives and served in other specialised fields in medicine. They usually treated their fellow women because they saw ‘women’s medicine’ as wome…Read more
  •  254
    An evolutionary study of production of electricity in Ghana (1900–1960s)
    with Kwasi Amakye-Boateng, Dennis Baffour Awuah, Richard Oware, and Stephen Quansah
    History of Science and Technology 16 (1): 10-33. 2020.
    The literature on the history of electricity production have studied the evolution of electricity in both developed and developing countries and its impact on their economies. Some have laid foundations upon which other works are carried out. A close examination of historiography and multidisciplinary research on electricity production in Ghana shows that more efforts are required to improve the electric power landscape in Ghana. From the colonial era, the increasing demand for electricity has b…Read more
  •  2428
    Ancient Egyptian Medicine: A Systematic Review
    Annals of Philosophy, Social and Human Disciplines 2 9-21. 2015.
    Our present day knowledge in the area of medicine in Ancient Egypt has been severally sourced from medical papyri several of which have been deduced and analyzed by different scholars. For educational purposes it is always imperative to consult different literature or sources in the teaching of ancient Egypt and medicine in particular. To avoid subjectivity the author has found the need to re-engage the efforts made by several scholars in adducing evidences from medical papyri. In the quest to r…Read more
  •  16
    Review of the History of Distilled Liquor and Its Impact on the Kumasi People of Ghana
    with Wilhemina Joselyn Donkoh and Dinah Ntim Akosua Gyamfuah
    Annals of Philosophy, Social and Human Disciplines 1 (1): 53-92. 2017.
    Socio-cultural changes in the pattern of development of a group of people often occur when there is an introduction of foreign cultures. The annexation of Gold Coast brought the Asante Empire under British rule, and from the beginning of the twentieth century Gold Coast witnessed a total transformation of the economy from it subsistence nature to a cash economy. Economic changes associated with diversification and rapid expansion of Gold Coast export mitigated for a demand in labour force. Howev…Read more