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Dr. Frank Kyei-Arthur


School of Natural and Environmental Sciences




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Dr. Frank Kyei-Arthur is a lecturer in Population Studies at the Department of Environment and Public Health, University of Environment and Sustainable Development, Somanya, Ghana. Dr. Kyei-Arthur obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Sociology with Philosophy), Master of Philosophy (Population Studies), and Doctor of Philosophy (Population Studies) degrees from the University of Ghana, Legon. He has taught several courses, including Research Methods, Promoting the Health of Special Groups, Introduction to Population and Health, Introduction to Global Burden of Diseases, Sociology and Anthropology of Health, Epidemiology and Disease Control, Public Health Law and Practice, and Health Education and Promotion.

Dr. Kyei-Arthur has been involved in several projects across Ghana, especially in resource-limited urban settings. He has published and reviewed several national and international peer-reviewed journals. He has also participated in and presented at several national and international conferences.

1. Elderly care/long-term care
2. Population ageing
3. Family caregiving
4. Sexual and reproductive health and rights
5. Maternal and child health
6. Children rights and wellbeing
7. Substance use
8. Communicable and non-communicable diseases
9. Human population – health nexus

1. Seifu, B. L., Eshun, G., Tesema, G. A., & Kyei-Arthur, F. (2024). Comprehensive knowledge about HIV/AIDS and associated factors among reproductive age women in Liberia. BMC Public Health, 24(1), 619.

2. Kyei-Gyamfi, S., Kyei-Arthur, F., Alhassan, N., Agyekum, M. W., Abrah, P. B., & Kugbey, N. (2024). Prevalence, correlates, and reasons for substance use among adolescents aged 10–17 in Ghana: a cross-sectional convergent parallel mixed-method study. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 19(1), 17.

3. Kyei-Arthur, F., Agyekum, M. W., & Kyei-Gyamfi, S. (2024). “You cannot stay with one person once you begin having sex at a young age”: the prevalence, correlates and effects of early sexual debut among children in Ghana. Reproductive Health, 21(1), 38.

4. Agyekum, M. W., Afrifa-Anane, G. F., & Kyei-Arthur, F., (2024). Prevalence and correlates of disability in older adults, Ghana: evidence from the Ghana 2021 Population and Housing Census. BMC Geriatrics, 24(52), 1-11.

5. Kyei-Gyamfi, S. & Kyei-Arthur, F. (2023). Assessment of prevalence, predictors, reasons and regulations of substance smoking among children in Ghana. BMC Public Health 23, 2262.

6. Dine, R. D., Uwamahoro, V., Oladapo, J. O., Eshun, G., Effiong, F. B., Kyei-Arthur, F., & Tambe, A. B. (2023). Assessment of the availability, accessibility, and quality of sexual and reproductive health services for young people in conflict affected zones of Cameroon: a mixed method study. BMC Health Services Research, 23(1), 1159.

7. Kyei-Gyamfi, S., Wellington, N. & Kyei-Arthur, F. (2023). Prevalence, Reasons, Predictors, Perceived Effects, and Regulation of Alcohol Use among Children in Ghana. Journal of Addiction, 2023.

8. Kyei-Arthur, F., & Kyei-Gyamfi, S. (2023). Alcohol consumption and risky sexual behaviors among fishers in Elmina in Ghana. BMC Public Health, 23(1), 1-15.

9. Gyasi, R. M., Phillips, D. R., Sefa Boampong, M., Abass, K., Kyei-Arthur, F., Agunbiade, O. M., Mohammed, S.F., Salarvand, S., Smith, L. & Hajek, A. (2023). Bodily pain in physical function and the role of physical activity among community-dwelling adults aged 50-69 years in Ghana. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, glad156.

10. Kyei-Arthur, F., & Kyei-Gyamfi, S. (2023). Alcohol consumption and risky sexual behaviors among fishers in Elmina in Ghana. BMC Public Health, 23(1), 1328.

11. Kyei-Gyamfi, S., Wellington, N., & Kyei-Arthur, F. (2023). Prevalence, reasons, predictors, perceived effects, and regulation of alcohol use among children in Ghana. Journal of addiction, 2023.

12. Kyei-Arthur, F., Agyekum, M. W., Afrifa-Anane, G. F., Larbi, R. T., & Kisaakye, P. (2023). Perceptions about COVID-19 preventive measures among Ghanaian women. PLoS ONE, 18(4), e0284362.

13. Kyei-Arthur, F., & Atobrah, D. (2022). Exploring the Motivations of Family Caregivers Caring for Older Persons in Urban Poor Accra, Ghana. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 1-17.

14. Kyei-Arthur, F., Codjoe, S. N. A., & Badasu, D. M. (2022). Exploring positive experiences of primary and secondary caregivers of older persons in resource-limited urban settings in Accra, Ghana. PLoS ONE, 17(4): e0266269.

15. Kyei-Arthur, F., Kyei-Gyamfi, S., Agyekum, M. W., Afrifa-Anane, G. F., & Amoh, B. A. (2022). Parents’ and guardians’ acceptability of COVID-19 vaccination for children in Ghana: An online survey. PLoS ONE, 17(8), e0272801.

16. Afrifa-Anane, G. F., Larbi, R. T., Addo, B., Agyekum, M. W., Kyei-Arthur, F., Appiah, M., Agyemang, C. O. & Sakada, I. G. (2022). Facilitators and barriers to COVID-19 vaccine uptake among women in two regions of Ghana: A qualitative study. PLoS ONE, 17(8), e0272876.

17. Afrifa-Anane, G. F., Kyei-Arthur, F., Agyekum, M. W., & Afrifa-Anane, E. K. (2022). Factors associated with comorbidity of diarrhoea and acute respiratory infections among children under five years in Ghana. PLoS ONE, 17(7), e0271685.

18. Kyei-Gyamfi, S., Coffie, D., Abiaw, M. O., Hayford, P., Martey, J. O., & Kyei-Arthur, F. (2022). Prevalence, predictors and consequences of gambling on Children in Ghana. BMC Public Health, 22(1), 2248.

19. Kyei-Arthur, F., & Aidoo, D. A. (2022). Online learning resources, challenges, and coping strategies of low-fee private schools in Ghana during COVID-19 pandemic. European Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Education, 3(2), e02214.

20. Kyei-Arthur, F., Situma, R., Aballo, J., Mahama, A., Selenje, L., Amoaful, E., & Adu-Afarwuah, S. (2020). Lessons learned from implementing the pilot Micronutrient Powder Initiative in four districts in Ghana. BMC nutrition, 6(1), 1-13.

21. Agyekum, M. W., Afrifa-Anane, G. F., Kyei-Arthur, F., & Addo, B. (2021). Acceptability of COVID-19 vaccination among health care workers in Ghana. Advances in Public Health, 2021.

22. Kyei-Arthur, F., Agyekum, M. W., & Afrifa-Anane, G. F. (2021). The association between paternal characteristics and exclusive breastfeeding in Ghana. PLoS ONE, 16(6), e0252517.

23. Kyei-Arthur, F., & Codjoe, S. N. A. (2021). “Caring for the elderly is very difficult”: Challenges and coping strategies of caregivers in urban poor Accra, Ghana. Clinical Nursing Research, 30(5), 662-669.

24. Kyei-Arthur, F., Codjoe, S. N. A., Badasu, D., & Atobrah, D. (2020). Family care in urban settings: Perspectives and experiences of elderly care recipients in Accra, Ghana. In P. Maharaj (Ed.), Health and care in old age in Africa, (p. 95-108). New York: Routledge.

Dr Kyei-Arthur has taught several courses including research methods, promoting the health of special groups, introduction to population and health, introduction to global burden of diseases, sociology and anthropology of health, and epidemiology and disease control. Dr Kyei-Arthur is a member of the Union of African Population Scientist (UAPS) and International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)

Union of African Population Scientist (UAPS)
International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)