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Frederick Dun-Dery


Doctoral Student

Frederick Dun-Dery is a Global Health Practitioner and researcher. His expertise includes but not limited to Epidemiology (Tropical Infectious Diseases), Maternal Health, Pediatric Health, Vaccines and Immunizations, and Malaria. He graduated from the School of Medicine and Health Science (SMHS) at the University for Development Studies (UDS) in Tamale, Ghana, in 2016 with a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Community Health and Development (MCHD). Subsequently, in 2017, he was appointed an interim administrator at the UDS SMHS Hospital in Navrongo, Ghana. As an intern at the Ghana Health Service (GHS), he conducted baseline studies. He participated in many field monitoring works focusing on, among others, the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Post-natal Care (PNC) services, and Health Education and Promotion.

He is a co-founder of Research Web Africa (RWA), an independent project implementation, mentorship and cutting-edge research consultancy organization operating in Ghana and five other countries. The RWA comprises a network of health NGOs, academics, development partners, government agencies, researchers, human resource experts, and students. Its main goals are to provide research, project implementation, community development, monitoring and evaluation, and program design consulting. Further, Frederick Dun-Dery is a core member of the Future Trends Foundation (FTF), an intervention-oriented not-for-profit research consultancy based in the Upper West Region of Ghana.

He is currently a PhD Student (Dr. Sc. Hum) in Disease Control in Disadvantaged Populations at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany. His mixed-methods dissertation focuses on the Intermittent Preventive Treatment using Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) and LLINs interventions to reduce the risk of malaria infections during pregnancies in Northern Ghana.


Since 2017 PhD Student

Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg,


2016 Master of Philosophy School of Medicine and Health Science, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana
2012 Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Catholic University of Ghana,

Fiapre, Ghana


  1. F Dun-Dery, C Beiersmann, N Kuunibe, O Müller (2020): Knowledge of malaria risks in pregnancy on use of ITNs among pregnant women in northern GhanaEuropean Journal of Public Health 30(5) DOI. org/10.1093/eurpub/ckaa166.818 (Abstract)
  2. Avoka, J.A., Dun-Dery, E.J., Seidu, I., Abou, A.N.E., Twene, P., Tandoh, I.O., & Dun-Dery F. Time series analysis of the relationship between diarrhoea in children and Rota 2 vaccine in the Fanteakwa District of the eastern region of Ghana. BMC Pediatr 21, 88 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-021-02540-3 
  3. Frederick Dun-Dery, Martin Nyaaba Adokiya, Williams Walana, Ernestina Yirkyio, Juventus B. Ziem (2017). Assessing the knowledge of expectant mothers on mother–to-child transmission of viral hepatitis B in Upper West region of Ghana. BMC Infectious Diseases 17(1) DOI. 10.1186/s12879-017-2490-x
  4. Frederick Dun-Dery (2015). Childhood Immunization Programs: Why The Dropouts? LAP Lambert Academic Publishers February 2015. ISBN: 978-3659635311

Baseline Surveys (Unpublished) 

  • Rural-Urban Gradient of Prevalence and Determinants of Hepatitis B infection among Pregnant Women in the Upper West Region (2016). Ghana
  • Implementation of the Child growth Monitoring component of the Child Welfare Care program in the Wa Municipality: theorised or practised? (2015) Ghana
  • Complications Readiness and Emergency preparedness among 3rd Trimester ANC clients in Wa Municipality (2015). Ghana
  • Level of Inter-Departmental Collaboration in Community Health project implementation in the Lawra District (2014). Ghana
  • Factors Influencing the High Immunization Dropout rate (Measles-BCG) among children under five years in the Wa Municipality (2012). Ghana


   The HELMUT WOLF – AWARD: for the best free lecture as a young Scientist at the 38th Annual GTP Conference, Berlin (24.01.-26.01.2020), endowed with five hundred Euros (€500.0).

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