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Donnish Journal of Infectious Diseases and Immunity

February 2016 Vol. 2(1), pp. 001-006

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Original Research Paper


The Role of Women in Global Health Evidence Based Research: Margaret Kweku and the Identification of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Ho, Ghana


Margaret Kweku1, Ishmael D. Norman1,2*, McDamean Dedzo3 and Lawrence Ahadzie3

1School of Public Health, (Hohoe campus), University of Health and Allied Sciences, P. M. B. 31, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana.
2Institute for Security, Disaster and Emergency Studies, Sandpiper Place, NYD 54/55 Nyanyano District, Suit # 1, Langma, Central Region, Ghana.
3Ghana Health Service Ministries, Accra, Ghana.

Corresponding Author's Email: ishmael_norman@yahoo.com

Accepted 26th January, 2016.



Abstract


This narrative contains the steps taken to identify or discover the incidence and prevalence of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Volta Region of Ghana. The discovery had implication for the presence of the disease in other regions of Ghana in terms of finding the proper medical nomenclature, identifying the true aetiology of cutaneous leishmaniasis, treatment protocol and contributing to knowledge on disease outbreak and investigation as well as increasing awareness of the disease in the community. It shows a quick overview of some of the impediments that researchers, particularly women in the scientific community, ought to be aware of and how to leverage the support of their male counterparts in their small offices at the district level into the national level for maximum gains for all stakeholders and beneficiaries. This is the account of a female District Director of Health Services in Ghana.

Keywords: Discovery, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana.

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Margaret Kweku, Ishmael D. Norman, McDamean Dedzo and Lawrence Ahadzie. The Role of Women in Global Health Evidence Based Research: Margaret Kweku and the Identification of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Ho, Ghana. Donnish Journal of Infectious Diseases and Immunity 2(1) 2016 pp. 001-007.


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