Faith Agbozo

Ms. Faith Agbozo, a Registered Nurse and Certified Public Health Nutritionist, was appointed as Lecturer to the Department of Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, of the University of Health and Allied Sciences Ho, Ghana in May 2013 after working for almost a decade with the Ghana Health Service as Clinical Nurse and later as Nutrition Officer. Her academic qualifications in Nutrition (MPhil), Family and Consumer Sciences (BSc) and Nursing (Diploma) all from the University of Ghana and her professional training at the Diploma level at the Korle-Bu Nursing and Midwifery School has made her versatile in both curative and preventive healthcare delivery.

Primarily, her research focuses on infant and young child feeding; maternal nutrition; nutritional status across the life cycle; non-communicable diseases in pregnancy; reproductive and child health (antenatal care utilization, skilled delivery, mother-friendly care, HIV and infant feeding, neonatal care); and impact evaluation of nutrition/health programmes. Presently in her second year of doctoral study at the Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany, Faith is working with the research group on Global Health Policies and Systems on a project aimed at validating the screening and diagnostic tools for gestational diabetes in Ghana. On the private life, Faith is jovial, friendly and fun-loving. Balancing work-family life with school is challenging, especially since she has three children all under the age of six. But she looks forward to improving this balance as her children grow and to mentor young scientists.

Occupation

PhD student

Qualification

MPhil Nutrition; BSc Family and Consumer Science; Diploma in Nursing

Research areas

Reproductive and child health; Nutrition-related non-communicable diseases particularly in pregnancy; Infant and young child feeding

Institutions

University of Heidelberg, Institute of Public Health, Germany; University of Health & Allied Sciences, School of Public Health, Family & Community Health Department, Ho - Ghana