Sandra Abankwa KwartengKwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology | KNUST · Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology
Sandra Abankwa Kwarteng
A lecturer at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology, KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana looking for potential collaborators
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Citations since 2017
3 Research Items
Surveillance on ticks and mosquitoes to detect medically important ticks and mosquito-borne viruses as well as bacteria in and around Kumasi
Background Integrated Vector Control (IVC) remains the approach for managing the malaria-causing vector. The study investigated the contribution of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) in the control of malaria by targeting the larvae and also mapped and documented major breeding sites in the Kumasi metropolis, Ghana. Methods Using a hand held...
Following studies on the transmission of Onchocerca volvulus (Leuckart) by Simulium sanctipauli Vajime & Dunbar (Diptera, Simuliidae) in Upper Denkyira District in Ghana in 2001 and 2002 (Kutin et al., Med Vet Ent 18:167-173, 2004), further assessments were carried out in 2006 and 2013/2014 to determine whether transmission parameters had changed s...
Abstract Background: The application of insecticides targeted at vector mosquitoes through Indoor Residual Spraying has been adopted as one of the most effective ways of reducing the burden of malaria. However, key to the success of such a strategy is baseline information about local vector population and their profiles to any of the chemicals appl...
Background There have been recent reports of surge in resistance to insecticides in pocketed areas in Ghana necessitating the need for information about local vector populations and their resistance to the insecticides approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). We therefore studied a population of malaria vectors from Kumasi in the Ashanti Re...
Introduction Recent surge of Anopheles resistance to major classes of World Health Organization (WHO)-approved insecticides globally necessitates the need for information about local malaria vector populations. It is believed that insecticide efficacy loss may lead to operational failure of control interventions and an increase in malaria infection...
Background: Praziquantel (PZQ) is the standard treatment for Schistosomiasis in sub-Saharan Africa. However, there is evidence suggesting praziquantel treatment failure in Schistosome infections with associated potential renal impairment. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of three monthly doses of 60 mg/kg/day PZQ on schistos...
Brucellosis remains neglected in many countries despite its public health importance. In developing countries such as Ghana, there remains paucity of data particularly among high-risk populations such as slaughterhouse workers. The aim of this studywas to determine the prevalence of Brucella infection and risk factors for its transmission among peo...
Background Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are a unique group that are often overlooked in many developing countries due to systemic weaknesses, lack of political commitment and inadequate support from government and non-governmental agencies. The population of these individuals is however steadily on the increase and currently corresponds to 15 %...
Malaria continues to be the leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally. In Ghana control of the vector involves multiple strategies. One of the strategies being adopted is the integrated vector management (IVM) control approach. However, there is evidence of growing resistance by malaria vectors in the country to several classes of insectici...
To develop robust and sensitive biomarkers for tracking the transmission of vector-borne infectious diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa. This will enable us to track the spread of the diseases, identify populations at risk and to measure the impact of control interventions