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Frederick Dun-Dery


Doctoral Student

Frederick Dun-Dery is a Public Health Practitioner and researcher. 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 in Community Health and Development (MCHD). Subsequently, in 2017, Frederick Dun-Dery was appointed an administrator (interim) at the UDS SMHS Hospital in Navrongo, Ghana. As an intern at the Ghana Health Service (GHS), he conducted baseline studies and participated in many field monitoring works focusing on, among others, National Health Insurance reimbursement, the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Child Welfare Care (CWC), 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 in fiver 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), a grass root research consultancy based in the Upper West Region of Ghana.

Since 2017, Frederick Dun-Dery is a PhD Student (Dr. Sc. Hum) in the working group of Disease Control in Disadvantaged Populations at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany. In his thesis, he seeks to contribute to the reduction of 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


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

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).

Contact Information

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