Emma Kwegyir-Afful

Researcher info

Institution

University of Eastern Finland

Department/faculty

Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences

Contact information

emmakwe@uef.fi
0404495521

Keywords
Adverse birth outcomes antenatal clinics excessive physical exertion heavy lifting/carrying intervention low-and-middle-income countries maternal occupation shopping voucher stepped-wedge

Research projects

  • Project date 1.8.2016
  • Head of research Professor Kimmo Räsänen
  • Language n/a

We are proposing a three component intervention including health education, a take-home reminder card and a shopping voucher aimed at reducing heavy lifting/carrying among pregnant women in Ghana.The purpose is to reduce the incidence of preterm Birth (less than 37 weeks) and low birthweight (less than 2500 g) which are currently high in the country. Access to funding to implement the intervention on a larger scale promises some solutions to the soaring numbers of adverse pregnancy outcomes in low and middle income countries.

Team

Professor Kimmo Räsänen, Dr. Jos Verbeek, Emma Kwegyir-Afful, Dr Lydia Aziato, Professor J.D. Seffah.