Prof Daniel Ansong

Prof Daniel Ansong is a specialist paediatrician and Associate Professor in Paediatrics in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He is a clinical paediatric researcher with special interest in epidemiology and biostatistics.

He is the international coordinator of the Diploma in Project Design and Management (DPDM)-a long distance programme offered by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) in collaboration with KNUST and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). He holds a Diploma in Learning, Teaching and Assessing (LTA) offered by the LSTM. He is currently the Deputy Director for Research and Development of the KATH.

Dr. Ansong is a Fellow of the West African College of Physician and the Ghana College of Physicians. He is also the co-principal investigator in a phase III malaria vaccine clinical trial currently taking place in Ghana. In addition to his research interest in malaria, he is working with World Health Organization (WHO)/Africa Region (AFRO) on Paediatrics Bacterial Meningitis Surveillance Programme for which he is the Lead Clinician.

In additions to conducting research he is interested in research capacity building in Ghana. Prof Ansong is the principal investigator and the lead coordinator of the Barekuma Community Collaborative Programme (BCCDP). A community based educational, agricultural, water and health research collaboration with School of Medical Sciences-KNUST, University of Utah-USA and KATH. He has spent over two decade in the care of Sickle Cell disease patients and currently a key investigator in the Organ Damage in Sickle Cell Disease (ORDIS) Study.