Mrs. Afia Frimpomaa Asare Marfo

Senior Lecturer

Research Areas/Interests



    1. Adomako NO, Marfo AF, Opare-Addo MN, Nyamekye N, Owusu-Daaku FT. Blood Pressure Control, Accessibility, and Adherence to Antihypertensive Medications: Patients Seeking Care in Two Hospitals in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. International journal of hypertension. 2021 Jul 15;2021.
    2. Harrison MA, Marfo FA, Opare-Addo MNA, Ankrah DN, Acheampong F, Nelson F, Buabeng KO. Anti-hypertensive medication access and affordability and their association with blood pressure control at a teaching hospital in Ghana Pan African Medical Journal. 2021; 39:184. 08 Jul 2021
    3. Harrison MA, Marfo AF, Buabeng KO, Nelson F, Acheampong F, Ankrah DN. access to affordable anti-hypertensive medicines and its association with adherence and blood pressure control among hypertensive patients at a teaching hospital in Ghana. Journal of Hypertension. 2021 Apr 1;39:e384.
    4. Opare-Addo MN, Osei FA, Buabeng KO, Marfo AF, Nyanor I, Amuzu EX, Ansong D, Owusu-Dabo E. Healthcare services utilisation among patients with hypertension and diabetes in rural Ghana. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine. 2020;12(1).
    5. Boachie-Ansah P, Anto BP, Marfo AF. Reuse of patients’ own drugs in hospitals in Ghana; the evidence to support policy. BMC health services research. 2019; 19 (1):27.
    6. Marfo AFA and Owusu-Daaku FT Exploring the extended role of the community pharmacist in improving blood pressure control among hypertensive patients in a developing setting Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 10:39 Available at
    7. Marfo AFA and Owusu-Daaku FT Evaluation of a pharmacist-led hypertension preventative and detection service in the Ghanaian community pharmacy: an exploratory study. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2016 doi: 10.1111/ijpp.12263.
    8. Amponsah AO, Vosper V,  Marfo AFA  Patient Related Factors Affecting Adherence to Antimalarial Medication in an Urban Estate in Ghana Malaria Research and Treatment 2015  Available at
    9. Marfo AFA , Owusu-Daaku FT  Let us rise like a phoenix from the ashes International Pharmacy Journal  2015 33 : 38-39
    10. Cobbold CC and Marfo AFA. Ghanaian Pharmacists’ Knowledge and Perception of Medication History Taking. Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing 2015 16: 78- 84.
    11. Marfo AFA, Owusu-Daaku FT, Opare Addo M, Saana II. Ghanaian Hypertensive Patients’ Understanding of their Medicines and Life Style Modification for managing Hypertension. Int J Pharm Sci 2014 6:165-170 Available at
    12. Marfo AF, Owusu-Daaku FT, Kyerewaa-Akromah E. Patient knowledge of medicines dispensed from Ghanaian community pharmacies. Pharmacy Practice 2013 11: 66-70 Available at
    13. Owusu-Daaku FT, Marfo AF, Adjekum WO. Medicines used by pregnant women attending a district hospital in Ghana. Brief Communication: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2011 115:195-196 (doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2011.06.014)
    14. Owusu-Daaku FT, Marfo AFA, Boateng EA The contribution of Ghanaian pharmacists to mental healthcare: current practice and barriers. International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2010 4: (doi:10.1186/1752-4458-4-14) Available at
    15. Opare-Addo MNBuabeng KOMarfo AFOsei FA, et al. Source of medicines and medicine information by self-reported persons living with hypertension and diabetes in rural and urban Ghana. Pharm Pract (Granada) 2018; 16(3):1151
    16. Asare AF   Safdar A, Tomlin, S  Hayes P Cost Savings from using patients own drugs in a paediatric hospital Clinical Pharmacist  2009;1:489-490  

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