Research Fellows

Name: Godfred Egbi

Academic qualification: PhD

Professional qualification: Nutritionist

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School/institute: Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Legon





Dr. Godfred Egbi as a Research Fellow in the Nutrition Department of Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon. He is a Part-Time Lecture at the Nutrition and Food Science Department of University of Ghana and a Guest Lecture at University of Ghana City Campus.

Administrative role

Dr. Godfred Egbi acts as Head of the Nutrition Department in absence of the substantive Head of Department.

Research interest

  1. 1. Maternal and Child Micronutrients Nutrition focusing on Dietary Modification and Bio-Fortification Strategies to eliminate or minimize Nutritional Anaemia among Ghanaian School Children.
  2. 2.  Dynamics of Climate Change, Food and Nutrients Security.


Research projects completed (within past five years)

Effect of Fishmeal and Vitamin-C on Iron Status of Ghanaian School Children. Role: PI with Grant from Nestle Foundation, Switzerland and IDRC-APHRC (ADDRF). Period: 2010 -2012.


On-going research projects

  1. 1.  Effect of Mixed Green Leafy Vegetables Powder on Vitamin-A and Anaemia Status of Ghanaian School Children. Role: PI with Grant from Nestle Foundation, Switzerland. Period: 2015 – 2016.
  2. 2.  Using Stable Isotope Techniques To   Monitor and Assess the Vitamin-A Status of Children susceptible to Infection (PROJECT RAF6047). Role: Co-PI. This is anAfrican Regional Project by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Vienna, Austria. It involves Eleven (11) African IAEA Member States: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia, United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia


List of publications

  1. 1.      Godfred Egbi, Irene Ayi, FiribuKwesiSaalia, Francis Zotor, Theodosia Adam, Eric Harrison, Collins K. Ahorlu And Matild Steiner-Asiedu. (2015). Impact of Cowpea-Based Food containing Fish Meal served with Vitamin C-Rich Drink on Iron Stores and Haemoglobin Concentrations in Ghanaian School Children in a Malaria Endemic Area. Food and Nutrition Bulletin 36(3):264-275. DOI:10.1177/0379572115596253.
  2. 2.      Egbi G, Steiner-AsieduM,Saalia FK, Ayi I, Ofosu W, Setorglo J, Klobodu SS, Armar-Klemesu M (2014). AnaemiaAmong School Children Older than Five Years in the Volta Region of Ghana. Pan Afr Med J;17(Supp 1):10.
  3. 3.      Theodosia Adom, Rose Boatin, David Bansa, Godfred Egbi, Isaac Baidoo, Dominic Datohe, Christian Brown-Appiah. (2014). Body Composition of Adults Living with HIV in Two Cities in Ghana. Science Journal Of Public Health,;2(4):251-256.
  4. 4.      Egbi G. (2012). Prevalence of Vitamin A, Zinc, Iodine Deficiency and Anemia Among 2-10 Year- Old Ghanaian Children. AJFAND 12(2):5946-5958.
  5. 5.      Godfred Egbi. (2007) Improving Nutritional Status Through Improved Cowpea-Based Foods-Tool For Promoting Food Sovereignty in Ghana. Biotech. Ghana 5(1):6-7
  6. 6.      Egbi G, Steiner-Asiedu M, Saalia F, Ayi I, Ofosu W, Setorglo J 2013. Iron Stores and Anaemia Prevalence Among School Children fed Cowpea-based Food Plus Fishmeal with Vitamin C-Rich Drink. Annals of Nutr Metabolism 63(suppl1): 913.
  7. 7.      Ziem N, G. Egbi, Steiner-Asiedu M, Armar-Klemesu M 2013. Prevalence and Determinants of AnaemiaAmong Older School Children in the Volta Region of Ghana. Annals of Nutr Metabolism 63(suppl1):821.

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