Kwaku Poku-Asante

Kwaku Poku-Asante, MD,MPH,PhD

Dr. Asante is a Co-Principal Investigator of the Ghana study and is currently the Agency Director at Kintampo Health Research Centre in Ghana. He is a clinical epidemiologist with interest in malaria, and their environmental determinants.

Dr. Asante is a Co-Principal Investigator of the Ghana study and is currently the Agency Director at Kintampo Health Research Centre in Ghana. He is a clinical epidemiologist with interest in malaria, and their environmental determinants.

He graduated with a BSc. in Medical Sciences, MD degree, Masters in Public Health from the premier University of Ghana and a Ph.D. from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. Dr Asante has about fifteen years experience in a large community-based research in public health research and environmental health sciences.

Dr. Asante is currently the Director at Kintampo Health Research Centre in Ghana and the Trial Director for the Ghana Randomized Air Pollution and Health Study (GRAPHS). Until his appointment, he was the Head of Research at KHRC. Between 2006 and 2013, Dr. Asante was the Head of Malaria Research and led research teams to implement Phase II and III malaria vaccine and drug trials. He has led research projects as a principal investigator in several African Countries including Ghana, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Guinea, and Uganda.

He has received research grants from the Government of Ghana, Wellcome Trust, USAID, USA National Institute of Health, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Thrasher Research Fund, Anglogold Ashanti Malaria Control Program/ Global Fund among others.

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