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Nutrition Department

The overall goal of the department is to conduct research and provide solutions to nutritional problems in Ghana. In pursuance of this goal, the Nutrition Department since its inception has focused its research in the areas of maternal, infant and young child nutrition, food consumption and food security and micronutrient deficiency and interventions. These are priority food and nutrition problems in Ghana.

The Nutrition Department has extensive experience in community-based research in the area of livelihoods and food security, infant and young child nutrition with focus on breast-feeding, complementary feeding and the feeding of children born to HIV-positive mothers. Research in micronutrients has focused on supplementation and food-based strategies to improving iron and vitamin A intakes among vulnerable groups. Current research in this area involve nutritional therapy for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).

The Department has international recognition for Vitamin A and carotenoid analysis and has provided laboratory support for both national and international vitamin A programs. Scientists in the Department have also provided technical support in the design and evaluation of health and nutrition intervention programs implemented by organizations such as UNICEF, the LINKAGES project, BASICS, Freedom from Hunger among others.


Dr. Godfred Egbi Head , Research Fellow
Prof. Margaret A- Armar-Klemesu Associate Professor
Dr. Gloria Folson Research Fellow
Mr. Eric. K. Harrison Chief Research Assistant
Mrs. S. Zakariah-Akoto Chief Research Assistant
Ms. Hibbah Araba Saeed Research Assistant
Mrs Evelyn O. Temeng Technologist
Mr. Gabriel K. Osei Technician
Ms. Linda E. Sarpong Administrative Secretary


Prof. (Mrs.) Regina Appiah Opong

Senior Research Fellow (Head of Dept.)

Dr. Mark Ofosuhene

Research Fellow

Ms. Abigail Aning Senior Research Assistant
Mr. Isaac Tuffour Senior Research Assistant

Mr. Kojo Agyeman

Research Assistant

Ms. Eunice Dotse

Research Assistant

Mr. Justice Kumi Principal Research Assistant

Mrs. Eunice E. Ampem Danso

Laboratory Technologist

Mr. Ebenezer Ofori-Attah

Laboratory Technician

Mr. Francis Attigah

Assistant technician

Ms. Gloria Aku Darko

Senior Administrative Assistant

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), set up in 1979 as a semi autonomous institute of the University, is the leading biomedical research facility in Ghana.

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