The management and staff of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) wish to congratulate Dr. Benjamin Abuaku, an Epidemiologist at the Institute on his new appointment as a Senior Research Fellow. Dr. Abuaku obtained his Bachelor and Master degrees in the University of Ghana in 1991 and 2000 respectively and focused his thesis on patterns of antimalarial drug use in Ghana. In 2002 he obtained a post-graduate diploma in Research Methodology in the University of Copenhagen and his PhD degree in 2010 in the Central South University, China where he did his thesis onTuberculosis treatment outcomes in Hunan province of China and the Eastern region of Ghana.
He joined the Institute in 1994 as a Senior Research Assistant in the Department of Epidemiology.
Dr. Abuaku coordinated antimalarial therapeutic efficacy studies in six sentinel sites between 1998 and 2004, the results of which contributed to the change of the national malaria treatment policy in 2005. He continues to provide efficacy data on Artemisinin-based combination Therapies (ACTs) to the National Malaria Control Programme and the World Health Organization.
Dr. Abuaku has research interest in infectious disease epidemiology, clinical trials, rational drug use, quality assurance in health care facilities and impact of flood hazards.