Dr. Seth Christopher Yaw Appiah

Senior Lecturer

Research Areas/Interests

Dr Appiah's research focuses on social medicine ,infectious disease public health,migrant health. He has specialization in International health, Medic...~more

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    1. Awuviry-Newton, K., Amoah, D., Doh, D., Agyemang-Duah, W., Ofori-Dua, K., Kowal, P., & Appiah, S. C. Y. (2024). Perceived neighbourhood social cohesion and functional disability among older adults: The moderating roles of sex, physical activity, and multi-morbidity. PLOS ONE, 19(1).



    1. Martin-Shields, C; Ekoh, S & Appiah, SCY (2023) Equal Partnerships: African Intermediary Cities as Actors and Partners in Urban Migration Governance - City Report: Kumasi, Ghana, IDOS, FAU, Robert Bosch Stiftung Foundation and UCLAG


    1. Yalley, A.A., Abioye, D., Appiah, S.C.Y. and Hoeffler, A., 2023. Abuse and humiliation in the delivery room: Prevalence and associated factors of obstetric violence in Ghana. Frontiers in public health, 11, p.988961.


    1. Nininahazwe, L., Adesina, O.A. and Appiah, S.C.Y., 2022. Prevalence and Factors Associated With Postpartum Female Sexual Dysfunction in Muyinga Province, Burundi. Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 39(2), pp.25-33.
    2. Haeuser, E., Serfes, A. L., Cork, M. A., Yang, M., Abbastabar, H., Abhilash, E. S., Adabi, M., Adebayo, O. M., Adekanmbi, V., Adeyinka, D. A., Afzal, S., Ahinkorah, B. O., Ahmadi, K., Ahmed, M. B., Akalu, Y.,Appiah, SCY; Akinyemi, R. O., Akunna, C. J., Alahdab, F., Alanezi, F. M., Alanzi, T. M., … Local Burden of Disease sub-Saharan Africa HIV Prevalence Collaborators (2022). Mapping age- and sex-specific HIV prevalence in adults in sub-Saharan Africa, 2000-2018. BMC medicine, 20(1), 488. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-022-02639-z
    3. Reiner, R. C.,Welgan, C. A; Troeger, C.E; Appiah SCY; Arabloo, J & LBD Triple Burden Collaborators; Hay, S. I. (2022). The overlapping burden of the three leading causes of disability and death in sub-Saharan African children. Nature Communications, 13(1), 1-14.
    4. Fazmiya, M.J.A., Sultana, A., Rahman, K., Heyat, M.B.B., Akhtar, F., Khan, S. and Appiah, S.C.Y., 2022. Current Insights on Bioactive Molecules, Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, and Other Pharmacological Activities of Cinnamomum camphora Linn. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2022.
    5. Schmidt, C.A., Cromwell, E.A., Appiah, SCY; Hill, E., Donkers, K.M., Schipp, M.F., Johnson, K.B., Pigott, D.M. and Hay, S.I., 2022. The prevalence of onchocerciasis in Africa and Yemen, 2000-2018: a geospatial analysis. BMC Medicine, 20(1), pp.293-293.
    6. Gizaw, A.T., El-Khatib, Z., Wolancho, W., Amdissa, D., Bamboro, S., Boltena, M.T., Appiah, S.C.Y., Asamoah, B.O., Wasihun, Y. and Tareke, K.G., 2022. Uptake of cervical cancer screening and its predictors among women of reproductive age in Gomma district, South West Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study. Infectious Agents and Cancer, 17(1), pp.1-10.
    7. Tadesse Boltena, M., El-Khatib, Z., Kebede, A.S., Asamoah, B.O., Appiah, SCY; Kamara, K., Constant Assogba, P., Tadesse Boltena, A., Adane, H.T., Hailemeskel, E. and Biru, M., 2022. Malaria and Helminthic Co-Infection during Pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(9), p.5444.
    8. Sawicki, A. J., ?emojtel-Piotrowska, M., Balcerowska, J. M., Sawicka, M. J., Piotrowski, J., Sedikides, C.. Appiah S.C.Y., Ardi, R., Babakr H.Z &…….Zand S (2022). The fear of COVID-19 scale: its structure and measurement invariance across 48 countries. Psychological Assessment (9)1-30



    1. Ward L,Azzopardi, P. S,Francis, K. L; Santelli, J.S Skirbekk, V.; Sawyer,S.M SCY Appiah, Kassebaum, N.J …… Vine R.M (2021) Global, regional, and national mortality among young people aged 10–24 years, 1950–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019, The Lancet, ISSN: 0140-6736, Vol: 398, Issue: 10311, Page: 1593-1618, https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01546-4
    2. Cromwell, EA., Os orne, JCP., Unnasch, TR., asa e , M-G., Gass, KM., Barbre, KA., Appiah, SCY., ArablooI, F. Arnold F.B., Ausloos, M et al. (2021) Predicting the environmental suitability for onchocerciasis in Africa as an aid to elimination planning. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 15(7): e0008824. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008824
    3. Sakyi, S.A., Antwi, M.H., Ahenkorah Fondjo, L., Laing, E.F., Ephraim, R.K.D., Kwarteng, A., Amoani, B., Appiah, S.C.Y, Oppong Afranie, B., Opoku, S. and Buckman, T.A., 2021. Vitamin D Deficiency Is Common in Ghana despite Abundance of Sunlight: A Multicentre Comparative Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/9987141
    4. Sartorius, B., VanderHeide, J. D., Yang, M., Goosmann, E. A., Hon, J., Haeuser, E., ... & Appiah, SCY; Gilani, S. A& Local Burden of Disease HIV Collaborators (2021). Subnational mapping of HIV incidence and mortality among individuals aged 15–49 years in sub-Saharan Africa, 2000–18: a modelling study. The Lancet HIV, 8(6), e363-e375 https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(21)00051-5
    5. Dongyele, M., Ansong, D., Osei, F. A., Newton, S., New, E. X. , New, N. K. M., ... & Appiah, SCY., Newton S (2021). Communication mediums used by clients and health professionals in accessing and providing healthcare in low resource settings: A descriptive cross-sectional study. Advances in Public Health, Volume 2021, Article ID 7419305, 7pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/7419305
    6. Appiah, S.C.Y., Ivanova, O., Hoelscher, M., Kroidl, I., & Dapaah, J. M. (2021). Disclosure of HIV/AIDS status to infected children in Ghana-a north- south comparison of barriers and enablers. Children and Youth Services Review,



    1. Agyemang, E. O., Dapaah, J. M., Osei, F. A., Appiah, SCY., Mensah, N. K., Odoom, S. F., Owusu-Ansah, M., & Martyn-Dickens, C. (2020). Self-Esteem Assessment among Adolescents Living with HIV and Seeking Healthcare at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital-Kumasi, Ghana. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC). https://doi.org/10.1177/2325958220976828
    2. Agyei-Baffour, P., Ansong, D., Osei, F. A., Appiah, S. C. Y., Kwarteng, S. O., Nyanor, I., ... & Mensah, N. (2020). Social constructs, late recognition and decision making for managing fast breathing in children. Children and Youth Services Review, 105416.doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.
    3. James SL,   Castle   CD,    Dingels    ZV,    Appiah,    SCY;    Abdelalim,    A; Abdollahpour I , Suliankatchi, R et al. 2020 Estimating global injuries morbidity and mortality: methods and data used in the Global Burden of Disease 2017 study [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 24]. Inj Prev. 2020; injuryprev-2019-043531. doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2019-043531
    4. D Ansong, F A Osei, S K Owusu, I Nyanor, J Bonney,A Enimil, D O Laryea, J Dapaah, P Agyei-Baffour, N Mensah, I Osei-Peprah,A Owusu, E Addo-Yobo, A Osei-Akoto, O A Owusu, SCY Appiah, V Ampiah, J O Saahene, E X Amuzu, M Telly, J Sylverken (2020) Educating caregivers to recognize the clinical signs of pneumonia in children younger than 6 months S Afr J Child Health 2020;14(2):70-76. https://doi.org/10.7196/SAJCH.2020.v14i2.1642
    5. Marvin Obeng, Appiah SCY (2020) Indigenous justice delivery in land conflict resolution: The case of the paramount Chief court in the Oguaa Traditional area, Ghana. African Union Scientific Technical Research Commission (ASRIC) Journal on Social Sciences & Humanities 1 (2020) 37-49
    6. Reiner Jr, R. C., Hay, S. I., Wiens, K. E., Deshpande, A., Appiah, SCY., Baumann, M. M., Lindstedt, P. A., ... & Abate, D. (2020). Mapping geographical inequalities in childhood diarrhoeal morbidity and mortality in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000–17: analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet
    7. James, S. L., Castle, C. D., Dingels, Z. V., Fox, J. T., Hamilton, E. B., Liu, Z., Appiah SCY ... & Abdelalim, A. (2020). Global injury morbidity and mortality from 1990 to 2017: results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Injury
    8. Kinyoki, D.K., Ross, J.M., Lazzar-Atwood, A., Appiah, SCY,. LBD Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators et al. Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017. Nature Medicine (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-020-0807-6
    9. Haagsma JA, James SL, Castle CD, Dingels ZV, Fox JT, Hamilton EB, Liu Z, Lucchesi LR, Roberts NLS, Sylte DO, Adebayo OM, Ahmadi A, Ahmed MB, Aichour MTE, Alahdab F, Alghnam SA, Aljunid SM, Al-Raddadi RM, Alsharif U, Altirkawi K, Anjomshoa M, Antonio CAT, Appiah SCY, Aremu O, Arora A, Asayesh H, Assadi R, Awasthi A, Quintanilla BPA et al (2020) Burden of injury along the development spectrum: associations between the Socio- demographic Index and disability-adjusted life year estimates from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Injury Prevention. 8 January 2020; 0:1-15. doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2019-043296
    1. Murray, C.J , Abbas K M, Appiah, SCY., Abedi P.,.. et al (2020) Five insights from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet, Volume 396, Issue 10258, 1135 – 1159
    2. Murray, C. J. Aravkin, A., Zheng P.,Appiah SCY...GBD 2019 Risk Factors Collaborators (2020) Global burden of 87 risk factors in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet. 17 October 2020. doi:10.1016/S0140- 6736(20)30752-2
    3. Wang, H., G D 2019 Demographics Colla orators, ……Appiah, SCY, Murray, C. J.,(2020) Global age-sex-specific fertility, mortality, healthy life expectancy (HALE), and population estimates in 204 countries and territories, 1950–2019: a comprehensive demographic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet. 17 October 2020. doi:10.1016/S0140- 6736(20)30977-6
    4. Deshpande, A., Miller-Petrie, M. K., Lindstedt, P. A., Baumann, M. M., Johnson, K. B., Appiah SCY; Blacker, B. F., ... & Abegaz, K. H. (2020). The global distribution of lymphatic filariasis, 2000–18: a geospatial analysis. The Lancet Global Health, 8(9), e1186-e1194 https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214- 109X(20)30286-2




    1. Appiah, SCY, Adekunle, A. , Oladokun, A. , Dapaah, J. and Nicholas, K. (2019) Parental Disclosure of Own HIV Status to Children in Two Ghanaian Regions; Examining the Determinants within a Child Vulnerability Context. Health, 11, 1347-1366. doi: 4236/health.2019.1110104.
    2. Appiah, SCY , Adekunle, A. , Oladokun, A. , Dapaah, J.M & Karikari M,N (2019) Designing a Need Based Social Protection Intervention Package for Children and Adolescents Living with HIV and AIDS in Ghana—An Eclectic Perspective on Desired Social Protection Intervention Package/Framework. Health, 11, 1396-1413. doi: 4236/health.2019.1110107.
    3. Fitzmaurice, C.,Abate, D., Abbasi, N.., Appiah, SCY, Abdelalim, A., & The Global Burden of Disease Cancer Collaboration (2019) . Global, Regional, and National Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived With Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life-Years for 29 Cancer Groups, 1990 to 2017: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study. Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) O Published online September 27, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.2996
    4. Appiah, SCY.; Kroidl, I.; Hoelscher, M.; Ivanova, O.; Dapaah, J.M. (2019) A Phenomenological Account of HIV Disclosure Experiences of Children and Adolescents from Northern and Southern Ghana. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 16, 595.
    5. Antwi, MH; Appiah SCY (2019) Prevalence of Unsatisfactory Pap Smear and Associated Clinical History and Diagnosis in a Tertiary Teaching Hospital in Ghana. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 12, 311-321.doi:4236/jbise.2019.126023.
    6. Appiah, C.Y., Osei, F.A., Mensah, N.K., Adonoo, P.L., Tanko, A.G. and Sarpong, P.O. (2019) Males as Partners in Family Planning Service Up-take in Ghana: A Descriptive Cross-Sectional Survey. Health, 11, 1043- 1054.https://doi.org/10.4236/health.2019
    7. Adonoo, P.; Appiah, SCY (2019) Diaspora Governance: The Instrumentality of Informal Religio-Politico Structures for Migrant Integration among Ghanaian Diaspora in Guangzhou, China. Advances in Applied Sociology, 9, 357-369. doi: 4236/aasoci.2019.98026.
    8. Schall, M. Adonoo, P & Appiah, SCY (2019) Exploring the Utility of Word of Mouth Advertisement in Improving Product Sales: The Case of Selected Companies in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana. Advances in Applied Sociology, 9, 227-241. doi: 4236/aasoci.2019.96018.



    1. James, S. L., Theadom, A., Ellenbogen, R. G., Bannick, M. S., Montjoy- Venning, , Appiah, SCY; Lucchesi, L. R., ... & Afarideh, M. (2018). Global, regional, and national burden of traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet Neurology.
    2. Murray, C. J., Callender, C. S., Kulikoff, X. R., Srinivasan, V., Abate, D., Abate, K. H. Appiah SCY,... & Abdelalim, A. (2018). Population and fertility by age and sex for 195 countries and territories, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet, 392(10159), 1995-2051.
    3. Stanaway, J. D., Afshin, A., Gakidou, E., Lim, S. S., Appiah SCY; Abate, D., Abate, K. H., ... & Abdela, J. (2018). Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 84 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet, 392(10159), 1923-1994.
    4. Dicker, D., Nguyen, G., Abate, D., Abate, K. H., Abay, S. M., Appiah SCY; Abbafati, C., ... & Abdelalim, A. (2018). Global, regional, and national age- sex-specific mortality and life expectancy, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet, 392(10159), 1684- 1735.



    1. Barnie, AJ.,Nyarko, AS, Dapaah, JM. Appiah, SCY& Awuviry-Newton, K (2017) Understanding Youth Violence in Kumasi: Does Community Socialization Matter? A Cross-Sectional Study, Urban Studies Research, Volume 2017 , Article ID 1565602, 10 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/1565602


    1. Badu, E., Opoku, M. P., & Appiah, S. C.Y (2016). Attitudes of health service providers: the perspective of people with disabilities in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana: original research. African Journal of Disability, 5(1), 1-8.
    2. Dapaah, J.M., Appiah, SCY., Amankwaa, A. and Ohene, L.R. (2016) Knowledge about Sexual and Reproductive Health Services and Practice of What Is Known among Ghanaian Youth, a Mixed Method Approach. Advances in Sexual Medicine, 6, 1-13.
    3. Edusei, AK., Adjei-Domfeh, P.,Mprah, WK., Opoku, MP., Badu, ,  & Appiah, SCY(2016) Assessing the impact and uses of the Disability Common Fund among Persons with Disabilities in Kumasi Metropolis in Ghana. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 12(4)
    4. Abubakari, M, Dapaah J.M., Appiah, SCY., Asokwah, G (2016) A Review of Plan Implementation Management Experience of Bekwai Municipality in the Ashanti region of Ghana, Current Urban Planning 6(6)
    5. Appiah, SCY, Dapaah, JM & Awuviry-Newton, K (2016) Reflections on Research Communication, Dissemination and Uptake to impact Outreach, British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, 18(3), 1-9



    1. Dapaah, J.M., Appiah, SCY, adu, E., O eng, . Ampiah V (2015) ?Does  facility based sexual and reproductive health services meet the needs of young persons? Views from cross section of Ghanaian Youth‘, Advances in Sexual Medicine,2(5)
    2. Badu, E., Peprah, O.M., Appiah, SCY., Agyei-Okyere, E (2015) Financial access to healthcare among Persons with Disabilities in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana‘. Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development, 26(2), 47-64. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5463/dcid.v26i2.402
    3. Appiah, SCY, Badu, E., Dapaah, J.M., Harriet T., Abubakar, M. (2015) Youth friendliness of sexual and reproductive health service delivery and reproductive health service utilization in Ghana’, International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies,10 (2),716-725
    4. Appiah, SCY.(2015 Perceptions of Care, Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Health Care Utilization among Health Insurance users in Ghana. Journal of Social Sciences, 11(2) DOI: 3844/jsssp.2015



    1. Appiah, SCY, Ametepe, K., Dapaah, J.M. (2014) ‘Systemic barriers to the fight against corruption by anti-corruption institutions in Ghana’, Journal of Emerging Trends in Economics and Management Sciences, 5(5), 465-473.
    2. Appiah, SCY., Abubakar, M. and Offeh, E. (2014) Integrating Environmental and Social Considerations into Public Procurement Practice in Ghana‘, The International Journal of Humanities & Social Studies,2 ( 6),276-280


    Scientific conference attended and presentations


    3rd September, 2023 to 9th September 2023



    Dec 14-16, 2021


    Nov 4, 2021 06:15, London

    Moderator and Panellist- 32nd Christof Hynes African Human Right Moot Court Competition at The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi among Sixty-One (61) Universities from Seventeen (17) African countries titled The African We Want: Sexual and gender minority rights in Africa, Climate Change and Corruption


    International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA 2021) hosted by the Africa CDC and the African Union held virtual


    WHO COP 26 Health Pavilion under the Lancet Migration to advance Health global collaboration

    Climate change, migration and health at COP26: transforming tomorrow – a call to action, held Virtually’


    July 5-8, 2021

    Association of African Universities(AAU’s) 15th Quadrennial General Conference which was hosted virtually

    31st March and 1st of April 2021

    2nd Capacity Building Workshop for AU Member States on Viral Hepatitis, Virtual Meeting

    20th -23rd November 2019-2nd

    African Union Scientific Technical Research Commission (ASRIC) Congress held in Abuja, Nigeria. Appiah SCY and Obeng M (2019) presented a paper on ‘Indigenous justice delivery in land conflict resolution: The case of the paramount Chief court in the Oguaa Traditional area, Ghana’.

    18th- 20th June 2018

    Gaborone, Botswana, Attended the Regional Conference on Corruption and the Challenge of Economic Transformation in Southern Africa organized by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and presented on the topic “Political will, budgetary constrain and fiscal autonomy act as principal barriers to fighting corruption by Anti-corruption institutions in Ghana”.

    8-11TH May 2018

    Attended the National HIV and AIDS Research Conference with the theme: Ending AIDS: Rethinking practices for Impact” and presented the paper titled “Micro level construction of HIV and AIDS disease causality and relative marginaliza­tion of interventions and resources to people living with HIV/AIDS in a rural Ghana increases their retribu­tion and migration intents.

    10th March, 2018

    Co-organized the 7TH  University of Munich Centre for International Health Infectious disease conference titled ‘ Behind Enemy Lines: The Hunt for Future Epidemics, at the Anatomical Institute, Munich Medical School, Munchen, Germany.

    21ST-22ND September

    Attended and presented at the Ghana Sociological and Anthropological Association Conference, KNUST, Kumasi, on the theme: The Social Scientist and Sustainable Development and presented on Pregnancy, Labour and Birth Information needs  among Primigravidae in  hospitals in Kumasi

    12-15th September 2017

    Attended and presented at the 3rd Africa International Biotechnology and Biomedical Conference, AIBBC 2017, SAJURIC-Nairobi, Kenya and presented on Managing sickle cell crises with Analgesics-Clients shared experiences on approaches to occlusion management in Kumasi, Ghana.

    31 July to 4th August 2017

    Attended and presented at the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting (9CYMM) in Kampala, Uganda, from 31 July to 4 August 2017, presented at the Stakeholders meeting on A source reduction approach to youth unemployment, financial literacy and rural-urban migration.-the case of   Youth In Action intervention in Rural Ethiopia

    March 30th 2017

    BSU II conference at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology attendance and presentation of paper titled Caregivers’ recognition of clinical signs of pneumonia in children: A qualitative study by authors Ansong D, SCY Appiah et al 

    October 24th, 2016

    One day conference: 8th International Symposium on "Mental Health in Developing Countries" in Ludwig Maximilians Universitate, Munich, Germany

    April 14th -15th, 2016

    An Oral and a Poster presentation with J.M Dapaah at the 2016 University of Ghana School of Social Science International Conference on the Social Sciences , Good Governance and Sustainable Development Goals organized by the University of Ghana on APRIL 14-15 , Accra. Paper Presented Oral and Poster: Planning from below –An appraisal of the Plan Implementation Management Processes in The Bekwai Municipality in the Ashanti region of Ghana, Poster presented:  Results-based Advertisement: Improving sales margin through Word of mouth Advertisement: The case of selected companies in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana.

    30th -31st March 2016

    A poster presentation with J.M Dapaah during the 1st National Conference on Outreach with the theme: University Outreach: Impacting The Community For Sustainable Development” On 30-31 March 2016, At the IDL Conference Centre, KNUST – Kumasi, Ghana, Poster Paper presented “Doing research with impact from the beginning: Sharing through participation and stakeholder involvement”.

    August, 18th 2015

    Presented a paper titled “Preliminary issues: Sustainability, Youth In Action Programme in Amhara region, Woldia to the Ethiopia Country office and the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist: Youth In Action, Save the Children International, August, 18th 2015. Ethiopia

    22nd March, 2015

    Attended and presented a paper ‘Youth friendliness of sexual and reproductive health service delivery and service utilization in the Kwadaso Sub-Metro of the Ashanti Region, Ghana at the 2ND CeCAST  International Conference,2015 organized  by the Centre for Cultural and Africa Studies-KNUST from Wednesday, 18TH – Friday, 22ND March, 2015 at International Centre For Innovative Learning, KNUST, with the theme: The relevance of Culture in Science and Technology Institutions.

    25th March 2015

    Attended the 8th International Research Conference of the Graduate School, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology on 25 March 2015. Science Auditorium, KNUST on the theme: The Search for Sustainable Development: The Graduate Students role.

    November 19th -21st, 2014

    Attended and Presented a Paper:” The influence of Science and Technology on Dress Sense and Fashion Taste amongst Polytechnic Students in Ghana” at the  1st International  Conference on Applied Science and Technology(ICAST,2014) with the theme: Building a Modern Society through Technological Innovation organized by Kumasi Polytechnic, November 19-21, 2014,New Great Hall, Kumasi Polytechnic, Ghana.

    Training and scientific workshops

    30th Jan- 8th Feb 2024            Presented two papers- Faecal peril and Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) endemicity in Ghana- the moderating role of community behaviours and A one head approach to qualitative data collection -the case of the Naitolia Massai Community in the Mondoli District, Arusha Tanzania during Afrique One-Reach training and summer school for all Afrique One Consortium Fellows


    13th-14th March, 2023

    12th-15th August, 2021


    Guest Speaker, RAIL -RAIN Conference-Artificial Intelligence and Ethics at the Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Ethics-A Panacea to Digital Transformation In Sub Saharan Africa , KNUST, Kumasi Ghana.

    DAAD Alumni Workshop: Preparing Senior High School Tutors for teaching in an era of COVID-19 hosted in Tamale, Ghana

    11th- 14th February,2021

    Special speaker/Invited Guest during a DAAD Alumni Workshop on the theme: The Future of the World‘s Population is Sustainable Cities: Presented on Population growth and sustainable decent jobs

    Dec 16-18, 2020

    Attended DAAD Workshop: Community participation in preventing non-communicable disease in West Africa held at Summit Lodge Hotel, Koforidua

    Dec 14th -16th 2020

    Workshop facilitator/Expert trainer on ?Strengthening civil society organizations' awareness on Human Trafficking in Sahel Organized by The World Federalist Movement/Institute for Global Policy, in partnership with the African Social Research Lab and the Dutch Ministry

    of Foreign Affairs, held via Zoom


    October 8 2020

    Seminar on research and Grantsmanship for newly

    appointed academic staff organized by Office of Grant and Research(OGR), KNUST

    Feb 24th –March 2, 2020

    Advanced Human Right Course, Centre for Human Right, University of Pretoria. South Africa

    27TH -29TH January 2020

    Workshop at the Volta Hotel in Akosombo, Eastern Region of Ghana Attended and presented at International Migration Organisation (IOM) Training and Awareness creation for Irregular migration and reintegration for Civil Society Organisation and the presented on the title ?ARE U AWARE ? intervention

    2nd -6th December, 2019

    Scientific Research Training on Epidemiologic data analysis and inference organized by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the African Union Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (AU-STRC), at Chennai, India.

    24th         August,      2019-     1st September, 2019

    International Human Right instruments in realization human rights of women: FGM and SGBV in Africa. University of Kigali, Rwanda.

    16th -22nd March, 2019

    Sexuality and Human right Law in Africa-Abortion, Contraception, University of Pretoria, Centre for Human Right, Pretoria, South Africa

    January 23rd -27th, 2017

    Pan Africa Doctoral Academy Training, University of Ghana, Accra, Qualitative Research Approaches in Social Sciences and Health

    July 4th-8th, 2016

    A five day Scientific Writing Workshop(WRITESHOP) organized on at the NODA Hotel by the College of Health Science-KNUST under the BSU11 Work Package Three of the Health Services Delivery coordinated by Prof Emeritus Peter Furu of Copenhagen University, Denmark University and Dr. Harry Tagbor of KNUST-Kumasi

    April 25th-29th, 2016

    A Five day workshop on Child and Maternal Health held on April 25th-29th 2016 and organized by the College of Health Science-KNUST under the BSU11 Work Package Three of the Health Services Delivery coordinated by Prof Britt Pinkowski of Copenhagen University, Denmark University and Dr. Harry Tagbor of


    7th -8th April, 2016

    A Two day workshop on Water and Sanitation held on 7th -8th April, 2016 and organized by the College of Health Science-KNUST under the BSU11 Work Package Three of the Health Services Delivery coordinated by Prof Gabriel Gulis of Southern Denmark University and Dr. Sam Newton of KNUST-Kumasi

    Feb 22nd -26th, 2016.

    Research Methodology Trainer of Trainer Workshop organized by the DANIDA /University of Copenhagen/KNUST Building Stronger Universities In Developing Countries, Consortium group to Faculty Members, Feb 22-26, 2016.


    Dec 18th 2015

    Attended a workshop on “Promoting Citizenship engagement and Social Accountability at Afigya Kwabre district organized by the Centre for Human Right and Advanced Legal Research(CHRALER) in partnership with CDD Ghana, Ministry of Local

    Government and Rural Development with funding from the French Embassy, Dec 18th 2015

    28th -29th March 2014

    Peer Reviewer and Member of the 7th International Research Conference committee organized by the Graduate School, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology on 28 -29 March 2014. Science Auditorium, KNUST

    Professional Association and Affiliations


    1. 2023 to date -Member -The Union for African Population Studies (UAPS)
    2. 2020 to date- University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG)
    3. 2020 to date -Member: International Society for Social Paediatric and Child Health.
    4. 2019 to date -African Union Scientific Technical Research Commission (ASRIC) Communication Committee member
    5. 2017 to date Africa Society of Biomedical and Biotechnology Scientist, Kenya
    6. 2019 till date DAAD Alumni Ghana
    7. 2017 -2018 Advisory Mentor, The Queen‘s Young Leaders Programme, Institute of Continuing Education University of Cambridge
    8. 2017- to date French Institute for Research In Africa (IFRA) Nigeria Junior Fellow, Ibadan chapter
    9. 2016-2017-Foundataion Mentee, Next Generation Global Health Security Mentorship Program, GHSA,USA
    10. 2017 -Member, Pan African Doctoral Academy
    11. 2015-Member, Ghana Sociological and Anthropological Association


    Awards and recognitions

    1. 2023- Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Vice Chancellor Letter of Recognition for Outstanding Contribution to Research: World Scientist and University Rankings -Award for being ranked 33rd top scientist in the KNUST,142nd in Ghana and 4747 in Africa by the AD Scientific Index 2023.
    2. 2022 Research Fellow- Research Fellowships for excellent African Scientists at universities in the state of Baden-Württemberg" "Science Cooperation Africa" at University of Konstanz, Germany
    3. April 2021-June 2021- The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences (Canada) Mathematics for Public Health (MfPH) program Postdoctoral Fellow on Integrative Modeling of Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks, University of Toronto.
    4. Junior Fellow of the Pan-African Scientific Research Council (PASRC
    5. 2020-2021: Brand Ambassador for Association of African Universities (AAU TV)
    6. 2019- India Council for Medical Research-ICMR /AU-STRC International Fellow
    7. 2016-2919 -African Union Commission Doctoral Research Fellow, AU Addis
    8. 2016-2019 DAAD-CIH Doctoral Scholarship
    9. 2015-Save the Children International-US SUPER Research Fellow, 2015, Youth In Action Country Programme Evaluation, Wodia North Zone,
    10. 2013- KNUST VC-Graduate Research Assistant award. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology-Kumasi, Ghana. 2013- 2014
    11. 2012/2013. Best Male Christian Apologist- Awarded by The Church of Pentecost International-Ghana at the Maiden School of Apologetics- Pentecost University College,
    12. 2003/2004. National Winner National Youth Quiz, The Church of Pentecost International, PUC
    13. 2002-2005. Atwima Kwanwoma Rural Bank Scholarship
    14. 2002-204. His Royal Highness Otumfour (Asantehene) Education Fund: Scholarship


    Other Engagements


    1. 2018- July 23-27, 2018- Member of Global Organizing Committee of the

    ?Faith at AIDS 2018‘ during the International AIDS Conference organized by the International AIDS Society in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    1. 2013-2014- Served as Liaison for the Publicity of Sociology Programme- Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Accra and Kumasi Centres.
    2. 2015-2017 Convener/Chairman –Finance and Administration Sub Committee- Afigya Kwabre District Assembly, Ghana
    3. 2015-2017 Member, Implementation Committee -USAID/Care International Ghana Social Accountability Project (G-SAM project) Afigya Kwabre District, Ghana.
    4. 2015-2017- Member, Tender Review Committee, Afigya Kwabre District Assembly
    5. 2015-2017- Member, Audit Implementation Committee, Afigya Kwabre District Assembly


    External Assessor

    1. BSC Nursing (Ear, Nose and Throat Training School, KATH-Kumasi)
    2. University of Development Studies, School of Public Health, UDS Tamale
    3. External Assessor and External Expert, - Hubiquitous Project Consortuim(EU funded AI enabler)


    Peer reviewer for journals




    Number of




    BMC International Journal for Equity in Health




    Qualitative Health Research(SAGE)




    Global Health Action(Taylor and Francis)




    Cogent Social Sciences(Cogent)




    PLOS Global Public Health





    Journal Editorial Task


    1. Section Editor Cogent Public Health, Taylor and Francis Publishers
    2. Editorial Board Member and Associate Editor –BMC Research Notes
    3. Academic Editor, PLOS Global Public Health, handled several with 3 manuscripts successfully published.


    Non- peer reviewed publications and scientific reports


    1. Luis Rajmil, María-Camila Pinzón-Segura, Seth Christopher Yaw Appiah, Bernadine Ekpenyong, Fernando González, Zuhal Gündo?du, Selim Oncel, Özlem Çak?c? (2022) International comparison of the impact of the pandemic and vaccination measures adopted on children and adolescent population medRxiv 2022.03.24.22272863; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.03.24.22272863
    2. Appiah SCY (2021) Disclosure of HIV status to infected children in Ghana–a north south comparism of enablers and barriers: A thesis submitted to the Centre for International Health , Medical Faculty, Munich Medical Research School , Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany in partial fulfillment for the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Medical Research International Health
    3. Appiah SCY (2021) Circular Migration Options for Ghanaian Female Labour Migrants: A Comparative Study of Europe, Gulf Region and African Region, A technical report submitted to the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, Republic of Ghana and the GIZ, Accra Ghana, PMD project
    4. Appiah SCY Makedu Consult Feb 2020 A Technical report submitted to UNICEF Ghana through Makedu Consult in fulfill of delivery of consultancy task titled ?Developing a Mapping and Directory of Services and District Based Referral System with Reference No: LRPS-2018-9144469 in 260 districts in Ghana
    5. Appiah, SCY (2020) Paediatric HIV Disclosure, Social Protection and Vulnerability of HIV infected Children in Ghana. A Thesis submitted to the Pan African University, Life and Earth Sciences Institute Including Health and Agriculture, University of Ibadan Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ibadan in partial fulfillment for the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Reproductive Health Sciences.
    6. Appiah, SCY., Save the Children International., Nikhit D‘Sa , Yosef Gebrehiwot, Nurling Angaw, Hailemariam Kassahun, Jonathan Dapaah (2015). Documenting Changes in Youth Financial Literacy and Savings, A Technical field evaluation report on Youth in Action program, Ethiopia Save the Children in Partnership with the MasterCard Foundation.
    7. Appiah, SCY (2015) Documenting Change in Youth Financial Literacy, Save University Partnership for Educational Research (SUPER) Study brief; Save the Children International, Ethiopia
    8. Appiah S.C.Y. (2011) Population growth, Sanitation and Health in the Kumasi Metropolis, A Case study of the Suame Magazine Light Industrial Area. Unpublished thesis submitted to the Department of Sociology and Social Work for the award of Bachelor of Arts Sociology and Social Work degree. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology-Kumasi
    9. Appiah S.C.Y (2015). Assessing the Youth Friendliness of Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Delivery and Reproductive health service Utilization; A Study of the Kwadaso Sub Metro District of Ghana. Unpublished thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Department of Sociology and Social Work for the award of Master of Philosophy in Sociology degree, KNUST-Kumasi



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