Prof. Alexander Yaw Debrah (PhD)

TAKeOFF Coordinator

Professor of Parasitology and Global Health



Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Tel: +233 3220 60351, 03220 63253
Mob: +233 20 9341317
Fax: +233 3220 62017
Email: yadebrah(at)yahoo.com, yadebrah.chs(at)knust.edu.gh
Dr Jubin Osei-Mensah

Dr. Jubin Osei-Mensah (PhD)

Project Manager




Department of Pathobiology
School of Veterinary Medicine
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana
Mob: +233 20 9099572
Email: jubinom(at)yahoo.com
Dr Linda Batsa Debrah

Dr. Linda B. Debrah (PhD)

Principal Investigator / Group Leader

Senior Lecturer



Department of Clinical Microbiology
School of Medicine and  Dentistry
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana
Mob: +233 20 8174244
Tel: +233 3220 63249
Email: lindrousy(at)yahoo.com
Orcid ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9620-3408


PROJECT TEAM MEMBERS (Scientists and Students)


From left to right, Dr Jubin Osei-Mensah, Sarfowaa Amponsem, Charles Gyasi, John Boateng, Derrick Adu Mensah, Eunice Kyaakyile Kuutiero, John Opoku, Carl Kwame Adoku, Prince Osei-Bonsu, Professor Alexander Yaw Debrah, Dr Emmanuel Ababio Agyemang, Prince Obeng, Emmanuel Donawobuge Kutu, Dr (Mrs) Linda Batsa Debrah, Prince Adu, Lordia Appiah Kubi, Derrick Boateng Kontoh, Monica Ahiadorme, Dr. Nana Kwame Ayisi-Boateng, Michael Agyemang Obeng and Vera Serwaa Opoku 






The group focuses on diseases caused by filarial nematodes namely lymphatic filariasis (LF), onchocerciasis and mansonellosis. Research into these neglected tropical diseases is of importance in reducing morbidities and deaths associated with these infections. The groups’ research areas include clinical trials in LF and onchocerciasis aimed at finding best therapeutic regimen for the treatment of these diseases; molecular and genetic studies in LF and onchocerciasis ; and identification of biomarkers in development of lymphedema.

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Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine, KCCR, Kumasi, Ghana



Clinical Trials - ASTAWOL