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Nana Yaa Boadu

Nana Yaa is a Research Award Recipient with the International Development Research Centre's Global Health Research Initiative. She holds a PhD in public health sciences (University of Alberta, Edmonton), an MPH in health policy and management (Emory University, Atlanta) and a BSc. in biochemistry (University of Ghana). Nana Yaa was recently a selected winner in the Emerging Voices in Global Health 2014 program organized in conjunction with the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research held in Cape Town. Her research focuses on understanding and addressing workforce health challenges to improve malaria policy implementation and management in Ghana. Her doctoral research investigated the root causes of poor providers’ compliance with malaria testing guidelines in Ghana. Her interests include health system capacity building for primary care delivery in low-resource settings. Since 2009, she has corresponded  with stakeholders at the National Malaria Control Program in Accra, the INDEPTH Network, the School of Public Health - University of Ghana, and the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana.  Her experience includes research on end user contexts to improve health technology application for disease diagnosis in resource-limited settings. 

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