47 Works

GCRF African SWIFT White Paper Policy Brief: The future of African weather forecasting

Lorraine Youds, Douglas Parker, Elijah A Adefisan , Philip Antwi-Agyei, Caroline L Bain , Emily Black, Alan Blyth, Andrew Dougill, Linda C Hirons , Victor S Indasi, Benjamin L Lamptey, Fionne Marshall, John Marsham, Thorwald H M Stein, Christopher M Taylor , Martin C Todd, Emma L Visman & Steven Woolnough
There is a huge opportunity for the African continent to benefit from the ‘silent revolution’ in weather forecasting that has been realised in the mid-latitudes throughout the twentieth century. While there are tremendous societal and economic benefits from advancing the science behind weather forecasting in sub-Saharan Africa, there are also significant barriers to realising advances. This policy brief examines the value of investment in African weather forecasting science and the technical & communication challenges that...

The future of African nowcasting

Lorraine Youds, Douglas Parker, Elijah A Adefisan, Leonard Kofitse Amekudzi, Jeffrey N. A. Aryee, Ifeoluwa Adebowale BALOGUN, Alan Blyth, Bernard Chanzu, Sylvester Danuor, Abdoulahat Diop, Jennifer Fletcher, Andre K Foamouhoue, Amadou T Gaye, Morne Gijben, Steven Goodman, Peter Hill, Ishiyaku Ibrahim, David Koros, Kamoru Abiodun Lawal, John Marsham, Bethwel Mutai K, Joseph Mutemi, Coumba Niang, Ousmane Ndiaye & Eniola Olaniyan
Nowcasting (weather forecasting predictions from zero to several hours) has enormous value and potential in Africa, where populations and economic activity are highly vulnerable to rapidly changing weather conditions. Timely issuing of warnings, a few hours before an event, can enable the public and decision-makers to take action. Rainfall radar estimates are not widely available in Africa, nor likely to be in the coming years, and numerical weather prediction (NWP) currently has low skill over...

Edge disturbance shapes liana diversity and abundance but not liana-tree interaction network patterns in moist semi-deciduous forests, Ghana

Patrick Addo-Fordjour
Edge disturbance can drive liana community changes and alter liana-tree interaction networks, with ramifications for forest functioning. Understanding edge effects on liana community structure and liana-tree interactions is therefore essential for forest management and conservation. We evaluated the response of liana community structure and the patterns of liana-tree interaction structure to forest edge in two moist semi-deciduous forests in Ghana (Asenanyo and Suhuma Forest Reserves: AFR and SFR, respectively). Liana community structure and liana-tree interactions...

Additional file 1 of Multi-drug resistant bacteria isolates from lymphatic filariasis patients in the Ahanta West District, Ghana

Bill Clinton Aglomasa, Cynthia Kyerewaa Adu-Asiamah, Samuel Opoku Asiedu, Priscilla Kini, Emmanuel Kobla Atsu Amewu, Kennedy Gyau Boahen, Solomon Wireko, Isaac Kingsley Amponsah, Yaw Duah Boakye, Vivian Etsiapa Boamah & Alexander Kwarteng
Additional file 1.

Additional file 2 of Detection of Salmonella Typhi nucleic acid by RT-PCR and anti-HlyE, -CdtB, -PilL, and -Vi IgM by ELISA at sites in Ghana, Madagascar and Ethiopia

Ursula Panzner, Ondari Daniel Mogeni, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Trevor Toy, Hyon Jin Jeon, Gi Deok Pak, Se Eun Park, Yeetey Enuameh, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Trinh Van Tan, Abraham Aseffa, Mekonnen Teferi, Biruk Yeshitela, Stephen Baker, Raphael Rakotozandrindrainy & Florian Marks
Additional file 2. Distribution of ELISA OD values by antigen.

sj-docx-1-cpc-10.1177_10556656221135926 - Supplemental material for Damaging Mutations in AFDN Contribute to Risk of Nonsyndromic Cleft Lip With or Without Cleft Palate

Waheed Awotoye, Peter A Mossey, Jacqueline B Hetmanski, Lord J J Gowans, Mekonen A Eshete, Wasiu L Adeyemo, Azeez Alade, Erliang Zeng, Olawale Adamson, Olutayo James, Azeez Fashina, Modupe O Ogunlewe, Thirona Naicker, Chinyere Adeleke, Tamara Busch, Mary Li, Aline Petrin, Abimbola Oladayo, Sami Kayali, Joy Olotu, Veronica Sule, Mohaned Hassan, John Pape, Emmanuel T Aladenika, Peter Donkor … & Azeez Butali
Supplemental material, sj-docx-1-cpc-10.1177_10556656221135926 for Damaging Mutations in AFDN Contribute to Risk of Nonsyndromic Cleft Lip With or Without Cleft Palate by Waheed Awotoye, Peter A Mossey, Jacqueline B Hetmanski, Lord J J Gowans, Mekonen A Eshete and Wasiu L Adeyemo, Azeez Alade, Erliang Zeng, Olawale Adamson, Olutayo James, Azeez Fashina, Modupe O Ogunlewe, Thirona Naicker, Chinyere Adeleke, Tamara Busch, Mary Li, Aline Petrin, Abimbola Oladayo, Sami Kayali, Joy Olotu, Veronica Sule, Mohaned Hassan, John Pape,...

Damaging Mutations in AFDN Contribute to Risk of Nonsyndromic Cleft Lip With or Without Cleft Palate

Waheed Awotoye, Peter A Mossey, Jacqueline B Hetmanski, Lord J J Gowans, Mekonen A Eshete, Wasiu L Adeyemo, Azeez Alade, Erliang Zeng, Olawale Adamson, Olutayo James, Azeez Fashina, Modupe O Ogunlewe, Thirona Naicker, Chinyere Adeleke, Tamara Busch, Mary Li, Aline Petrin, Abimbola Oladayo, Sami Kayali, Joy Olotu, Veronica Sule, Mohaned Hassan, John Pape, Emmanuel T Aladenika, Peter Donkor … & Azeez Butali
ObjectivesNovel or rare damaging mutations have been implicated in the developmental pathogenesis of nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (nsCL ± P). Thus, we investigated the human genome for high-impact mutations that could explain the risk of nsCL ± P in our cohorts.Materials and Methods:We conducted next-generation sequencing (NGS) analysis of 130 nsCL ± P case-parent African trios to identify pathogenic variants that contribute to the risk of clefting. We replicated this analysis...

Clearcutting and selective logging have inconsistent effects on liana diversity and abundance but not on liana–tree interaction networks

Patrick Addo-Fordjour & Isaac Afram
Understanding the effects of forest management on lianas and their interaction with trees is an important step towards effective forest management. Our study therefore aimed at quantifying the patterns of liana diversity and abundance, and liana-tree interaction network structure in response to logging disturbance in a moist semi-deciduous forest in Ghana. We sampled lianas (diameter at 1.3 m ≥ 1 cm) and their host trees (diameter at breast height ≥ 5 cm) in 90 20...

Farmer Perceptions and Economic Performance of Cocoa Agroforestry Shade Levels in Ghana

Victor Owusu, Vera Akoto-Adjepong, Emmanuel Acheampong & Victor Rex Barnes
Improving productivity of cocoa farms while ensuring forests sustainability through cocoa agroforestry is increasingly gaining the attention of policy makers. Using data from cocoa farmers in rural areas of Southern Ghana, the present study analyzes farmer perceptions on economic and ecological benefits of cocoa agroforestry shade levels with non-parametric tests, and economic performance of cocoa agroforestry shade levels with a cost-benefit modeling approach. The results from the study show that apart from market forces, farmers’...

Dataset from plant survey in the KNUST Botanic Garden

Eric Boateng Acheampong, Gordon Manu, Winston Adams Asante & Boateng Kyere
This dataset represents the raw data collected for a study of plant composition and diversity in a12.9 ha moist semi-deciduous forest in the urban landcape of Kumasi, the city capital of the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Since 1960, the forest ecosytem has been gazetted and managed as a botanic garden, known as the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Botanic Garden, to preserve its rich flora for environmental education, research and recreation. The...

Prisma checklist: Pharmacological management of seizures in patients with COVID-19: a systematic review

Priscilla Mante, Nana Ofori Adomako, & Paulina Antwi
The PRISMA checklist provides information on the 27-item checklist indicating where data on the introduction, methods, results and discussion sections of the publication titled "Pharmacological management of seizures in patients with COVID-19: a systematic review" may be located in the manuscript. This checklist also covers information such as competing interests.

Additional file 3 of Detection of Salmonella Typhi nucleic acid by RT-PCR and anti-HlyE, -CdtB, -PilL, and -Vi IgM by ELISA at sites in Ghana, Madagascar and Ethiopia

Ursula Panzner, Ondari Daniel Mogeni, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Trevor Toy, Hyon Jin Jeon, Gi Deok Pak, Se Eun Park, Yeetey Enuameh, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Trinh Van Tan, Abraham Aseffa, Mekonnen Teferi, Biruk Yeshitela, Stephen Baker, Raphael Rakotozandrindrainy & Florian Marks
Additional file 3. Mean ELISA ODs by antigen. Notes: OD=optical density; red dot=mean of original data; blue dot=mean of each 1,000 bootstrap random samples; light red dashed line=upper and lower 95% confidence interval (CI) of original data; dark red dashed line=upper and lower 99% confidence interval (CI) of original data

Additional file 3 of Detection of Salmonella Typhi nucleic acid by RT-PCR and anti-HlyE, -CdtB, -PilL, and -Vi IgM by ELISA at sites in Ghana, Madagascar and Ethiopia

Ursula Panzner, Ondari Daniel Mogeni, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Trevor Toy, Hyon Jin Jeon, Gi Deok Pak, Se Eun Park, Yeetey Enuameh, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Trinh Van Tan, Abraham Aseffa, Mekonnen Teferi, Biruk Yeshitela, Stephen Baker, Raphael Rakotozandrindrainy & Florian Marks
Additional file 3. Mean ELISA ODs by antigen. Notes: OD=optical density; red dot=mean of original data; blue dot=mean of each 1,000 bootstrap random samples; light red dashed line=upper and lower 95% confidence interval (CI) of original data; dark red dashed line=upper and lower 99% confidence interval (CI) of original data

Farmers perceptions on trends of onset and session of rainfall in Northern Ghana

Francis Muthoni, Winifred Ayinpogbilla Atiah, Bekele Kotu, Fred Kizito & Leonard K. Amekudzi
The timing of onset and cession of rainfall has wide implications on the cropping calendar activities. This information is recorded by rainfall gauge stations that are sparse in northern Ghana. Data recorded from earth observing satellites can complement the sparse gauge stations. However, there is need to verify if the trends measured from satellite data is consistent with the experiences of farmers. The aim of this tool is to collect information on farmers perceptions on...

The incidence of TB and MDR-TB in pediatrics and therapeutic options: a systematic review

Sheetal Harichander, Ebenezer Wiafe, Kofi Boamah Mensah, Varsha Bangalee & Frasia Oosthuizen
Abstract Background Tuberculosis (TB) is considered one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide and the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent. Multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB can affect people of all age groups, including children (aged 0–15 years). However, very little is known about the extent of this problem in children. This systematic review aims to investigate the incidence of TB and drug-resistant (DR) TB among the pediatric population. It also reviews...

The incidence of TB and MDR-TB in pediatrics and therapeutic options: a systematic review

Sheetal Harichander, Ebenezer Wiafe, Kofi Boamah Mensah, Varsha Bangalee & Frasia Oosthuizen
Abstract Background Tuberculosis (TB) is considered one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide and the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent. Multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB can affect people of all age groups, including children (aged 0–15 years). However, very little is known about the extent of this problem in children. This systematic review aims to investigate the incidence of TB and drug-resistant (DR) TB among the pediatric population. It also reviews...

Multi-drug resistant bacteria isolates from lymphatic filariasis patients in the Ahanta West District, Ghana

Bill Clinton Aglomasa, Cynthia Kyerewaa Adu-Asiamah, Samuel Opoku Asiedu, Priscilla Kini, Emmanuel Kobla Atsu Amewu, Kennedy Gyau Boahen, Solomon Wireko, Isaac Kingsley Amponsah, Yaw Duah Boakye, Vivian Etsiapa Boamah & Alexander Kwarteng
Abstract Background Antimicrobial resistance is associated with increased morbidity in secondary infections and is a global threat owning to the ubiquitous nature of resistance genes in the environment. Recent estimate put the deaths associated with bacterial antimicrobial resistance in 2019 at 4.95 million worldwide. Lymphatic filariasis (LF), a Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD), is associated with the poor living in the tropical regions of the world. LF patients are prone to developing acute dermatolymphangioadenitis (ADLA), a...

Multi-drug resistant bacteria isolates from lymphatic filariasis patients in the Ahanta West District, Ghana

Bill Clinton Aglomasa, Cynthia Kyerewaa Adu-Asiamah, Samuel Opoku Asiedu, Priscilla Kini, Emmanuel Kobla Atsu Amewu, Kennedy Gyau Boahen, Solomon Wireko, Isaac Kingsley Amponsah, Yaw Duah Boakye, Vivian Etsiapa Boamah & Alexander Kwarteng
Abstract Background Antimicrobial resistance is associated with increased morbidity in secondary infections and is a global threat owning to the ubiquitous nature of resistance genes in the environment. Recent estimate put the deaths associated with bacterial antimicrobial resistance in 2019 at 4.95 million worldwide. Lymphatic filariasis (LF), a Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD), is associated with the poor living in the tropical regions of the world. LF patients are prone to developing acute dermatolymphangioadenitis (ADLA), a...

Additional file 1 of Effectiveness of school-based interventions for preventing tobacco smoking initiation among young people in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review protocol

Divine Darlington Logo, Yeetey Enuameh, George Adjei, Arti Singh, Emmanuel Nakua, Edward Dassah, Felix Boakye Oppong & Ellis Owusu-Dabo
Additional file 1. PRISMA-P 2015 Checklist

Strengthening climate adaptation in the northern region of Ghana: insights from a stakeholder analysis

Enoch Yeleliere, Andy Bonaventure Nyamekye, Philip Antwi-Agyei & Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah
Climate change significantly impacts agriculture. Building an informed and collaborative process among stakeholders remains vital in minimizing climate risks and building climate-adaptive and resilient agricultural systems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, stakeholders’ involvement and collaboration in agriculture decision-making are framed by institutional, power, and resource dynamics, often ignoring vulnerable stakeholders most susceptible to climate shocks. These collaborative dynamics are less studied in the climate adaptation literature, especially in the context of Ghana and SSA. This...

Effectiveness of school-based interventions for preventing tobacco smoking initiation among young people in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review protocol

Divine Darlington Logo, Yeetey Enuameh, George Adjei, Arti Singh, Emmanuel Nakua, Edward Dassah, Felix Boakye Oppong & Ellis Owusu-Dabo
Abstract Background Despite the commendable progress made globally in tobacco control, the world is falling short of achieving a 30% relative reduction in current tobacco use by 2025. The African region remains the least in the efforts in fighting the tobacco epidemic and is most exploited by the tobacco industry. Schools have been continuously used for over three decades as a setting for delivering youth smoking prevention programmes; however, the evidence of the effectiveness of...

Additional file 1 of Effectiveness of school-based interventions for preventing tobacco smoking initiation among young people in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review protocol

Divine Darlington Logo, Yeetey Enuameh, George Adjei, Arti Singh, Emmanuel Nakua, Edward Dassah, Felix Boakye Oppong & Ellis Owusu-Dabo
Additional file 1. PRISMA-P 2015 Checklist

Registration Year

  • 2022
    31
  • 2021
    10
  • 2020
    2
  • 2018
    1
  • 2017
    1
  • 2014
    2

Resource Types

  • Text
    22
  • Dataset
    15
  • Collection
    10

Affiliations

  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
    47
  • Kintampo Health Research Centre
    11
  • Kangbuk Samsung Hospital
    8
  • University of Cambridge
    8
  • Federal Ministry of Health
    8
  • World Health Organization
    8
  • University of Basel
    7
  • University of Antananarivo
    7
  • Heidelberg University
    7
  • Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
    7