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Faith Yesutor Agbozo

RN, MPhil.

Doctoral Student

Faith Agbozo, a registered nurse and certified Public Health nutritionist, is a lecturer at the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana in the Department of Family and Community Health where she teaches courses in Public Health Nutrition and Reproductive and Child Health. Prior to this, she worked for almost a decade with the Ghana Health Service as clinical nurse and later as nutrition officer. She has also provided consultancy and volunteer services as assessor for certification of health facilities as baby friendly, counselor on adolescent sexual/reproductive health and rights, and livelihood empowerment projects with World Vision and the Health and Education services in Ghana.

Since October 2015, she has been working as doctoral student with the research group on Global Health Policies and Systems on a research project aimed at validating the screening and diagnostic tools for gestational diabetes in Ghana and estimating the role of maternal nutrition on the incidence.


2019    PhD Student, Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany

2012    MPhil in Nutrition, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana

2009    BSc. in Family and Consumer Science, University of Ghana, Ghana

2009    Diploma in Nursing Midwifery, University of Ghana, Ghana

2006    Diploma in Nursing, Nurses Training College, Korle-Bu, Accra, Ghana


Agbozo F, Ocansey D, Atito P and Jahn A (2019). Compliance of a Baby-Friendly Designated Hospital in Ghana to the WHO/UNICEF Baby and Mother-Friendly Care Practices. Journal of Human Lactation, p1-12. https://doi.org/10.1177/0890334419848728

Schuler C, Ntow G and Agbozo F (2019). A retrospective qualitative study to explore the neonatal care practises of mothers with low birth weight infants in the Hohoe municipality, Ghana. Journal of Pediatric Nursing https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2018.12.017

Nazmun N, Sarker M, Ahmed H, Hossain M, Dureab F, Agbozo F, Jahn A (2019). Overall Care-Seeking Pattern and Gender Disparity at a Specialized Mental Hospital in Bangladesh. Mater Sociomed. 2019 Mar; 31(1): 35-39.

Agbozo F, Abubakari A, Narh C, and Jahn A (2018). Accuracy of glycosuria, random blood glucose and risk factors as selective screening tools for gestational diabetes mellitus in comparison with universal diagnosing. BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care; 6:e000493. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjdrc-2017-000493

Agbozo F, Amardi J, Dwase H and Ellahi B (2018). Nutrition Knowledge, Dietary Patterns and Nutritional Status of Older Persons in Ga West Municipality, Ghana. African Health Sciences, 18(3): 743-755. https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v18i3.33

Agbozo F, Atito P, Jahn A and Abubakari A (2018). Energy and nutrient composition of on-site lunch meals, dietary diversity and anthropometry of beneficiary pupils in private and public basic schools in Ghana. Nutrition and Health, 1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0260106018793048

Abubakari A, Agbozo F and Abiiro G (2017) Factors associated with optimal antenatal care use in Northern region, Ghana, Women & Health, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03630242.2017.1372842

Published Conference Abstracts 

Agbozo F, Abubakari A, Jahn A (2019). Indication and predictors for caesarean sections in Ghana and the birth outcomes. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology Volume 234, Page e5. Doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejogrb.2018.08.159

Agbozo F, Abubakari A and Jahn A (2018). Maternal morbidities in Ghana: risk factors and effect on newborn health outcomes. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. Volume 143, Supplement 3, p190. ISSN 0020-7292

Ocansey D and Agbozo F (2017). Reassessment of a designated baby-friendly health facility in Greater Accra Region, Ghana. Pan African Medical Journal - Conference Proceedings. 3(3):114. http://dx.doi:10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.3.114.265

Agbozo F, Abubakari A, Narh C, Jahn A (2017). Are we missing pregnant women with gestational diabetes? Evidence from a diagnostic accuracy study comparing glycosuria, glycated haemoglobin, random and fasting glucose to oral glucose tolerance test. Tropical Medicine and International Health. Volume 22, Issue S1 pp 351-352. https://doi.org/10.1111/tmi.12984

Agbozo F, Abubakari A, Jahn A (2017). Does gestational intake of adequate diets using the FAO women’s dietary diversity indicator affect haemoglobin levels at delivery and newborn health outcomes? Tropical Medicine and International Health, 22(S1), 331-332.  https://doi.org/10.1111/tmi.12979

Schuler C, Ntow G and Agbozo F (2017). Caring practices of mothers with low birth weight infants in the neonatal period; A retrospective qualitative study in the Hohoe municipality, Ghana. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 22(S1), 306. https://doi.org/10.1111/tmi.12979

Agbozo F, Colecraft E and Guetterman T (2017). A mixed methods study providing insights on why targets on child welfare clinic attendance and growth patterns of participating children are unmet in Ghana. Annals of Nutrition &Metabolism 71, 645-646 https://doi.org/10.1159/000480486

Publications in Conference Proceeding Books 

Agbozo F and Ocansey D (2016). Strengthening health systems to sustain initiatives: Lessons learnt from implementation of mother-friendly care in a baby-friendly designated facility in Ghana. Ghana Biomedical Convention Conference. 2-5 August 2016. Abstract Book, page 84-85.

Agbozo F and Ocansey D (2016). Compliance of a Designated Baby-Friendly Facility to the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. 3rd International Conference on Nutrition and Growth, Vienna, Austria; 17-19 March 2016; Abstract Book, page 236.

Glover J, Agbozo F, Der J, Zotor F and Ellahi B (2014). Household consumption and sale of adequately iodized salt at markets centers in the Volta Region, Ghana. 6th Africa Nutritional Epidemiology Conference, Accra Ghana; 21-25 July 2014; Abstract Book, page 152-153.

Agbozo F and Colecraft E (2014). Comparative effects of two child growth promotion programmes in Ga West Municipality, Ghana. 6th Africa Nutritional Epidemiology Conference, Accra Ghana; 21-25 July 2014; Abstract Book, page 265.

Agbozo F and Colecraft E (2012). Feeding knowledge and practices of caregivers in two growth promotion programmes in Ga-West District, Ghana. Nutrition Congress Africa, 30 Sept- 4 Oct 2012, Abstract book, pages 2-3.

Published theses 

Faith Agbozo, Assessment of Growth Monitoring and Promotion Programmes in Ghana. Lambert Academic Publishing, 2017 (ISBN 978-620-2-01298-0)