Prof. Richard Adanu

Dean - School of Public Health

Department
Population Family and Reproductive Health
Academic Qualifications
MB ChB (University of Ghana)
FWACS (West African College of Surgeons)
MPH (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health)
Contact Information
rmadanu@ug.edu.gh
rmadanu@yahoo.com

 

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology of obstetric and gynaecological conditions in Ghana
  • Family Planning and abortion
  • Maternal morbidity and mortality
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Women’s Health

Richard Adanu is a specialist obstetrician gynaecologist. He has a special interest in reducing maternal morbidity, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic floor repair. He is a Professor of Women’s Reproductive Health and Consultant obstetrician gynaecologist with the School of Public Health, University of Ghana and the University Hospital. He teaches graduate and undergraduate students in public health and population studies. In addition to clinical practice and medical education, Richard Adanu researches in the field of women’s health. He has skills in epidemiology and statistical analysis of data.


Selected Recent Publications

  1. Hindin, M. J., McGough, L. J., & Adanu, R. M. (2014). Misperceptions, misinformation and myths about modern contraceptive use in ghana. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 40(1), 30-35.
  2. Adanu, R. M. K., Boama, V., Guinto, V. T., & Sosa, C. G. (2014). Contemporary issues in women's health. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 125(1), 3-5.
  3. Crissman, H. P., Engmann, C. E., Adanu, R. M., Nimako, D., Crespo, K., & Moyer, C. A. (2013). Shifting norms: Pregnant women's perspectives on skilled birth attendance and facility-based delivery in rural ghana. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 17(1), 15-26.
  4. Adanu, R. M. K., Boama, V., Guinto, V. T., & Sosa, C. G. (2013). Contemporary issues in women's health. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 120(3), 215-217.
  5. Tunçalp, Ö., Stanton, C., Castro, A., Adanu, R., Heymann, M., Adu-Bonsaffoh, K., . . . Langer, A. (2013). Measuring coverage in MNCH: Validating women's self-report of emergency cesarean sections in ghana and the dominican republic. PLoS ONE, 8(5)
  6. Adanu, R. M. K., Boama, V., Guinto, V. T., & Sosa, C. G. (2013). Contemporary issues in women's health. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 121(3), 199-201.
  7. Schwandt, H. M., Creanga, A. A., Danso, K. A., Adanu, R. M. K., Agbenyega, T., & Hindin, M. J. (2013). Group versus individual family planning counseling in ghana: A randomized, noninferiority trial. Contraception, 88(2), 281-288.
  8. Adanu, R. M. K., Boama, V., Guinto, V. T., & Sosa, C. G. (2013). Contemporary issues in women's health. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 122(3), 185-186.
  9. Moyer, C. A., Dako-Gyeke, P., & Adanu, R. M. (2013). Facility-based delivery and maternal and early neonatal mortality in sub-saharan africa: A regional review of the literature. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 17(3), 30-43.
  10. Moyer, C. A., McLaren, Z. M., Adanu, R. M., & Lantz, P. M. (2013). Understanding the relationship between access to care and facility-based delivery through analysis of the 2008 ghana demographic health survey. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 122(3), 224-229.
  11. Moyer, C. A., Adanu, R. M., & Engmann, C. M. (2013). The relationship between facility-based delivery and maternal and neonatal mortality in sub-saharan africa. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 122(3), 263-265.
  12. Schwandt, H. M., Creanga, A. A., Adanu, R. M. K., Danso, K. A., Agbenyega, T., & Hindin, M. J. (2013). Pathways to unsafe abortion in ghana: The role of male partners, women and health care providers. Contraception, 88(4), 509-517.
  13. Tunçalp, O., Hindin, M. J., Adu-Bonsaffoh, K., & Adanu, R. M. (2013). Assessment of maternal near-miss and quality of care in a hospital-based study in accra, ghana. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 123(1), 58-63.
  14. Adanu, R. M. K., Boama, V., Guinto, V. T., & Sosa, C. G. (2013). Contemporary issues in women's health. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 123(3), 185-186.
  15. Tunçalp, O., Hindin, M. J., Adu-Bonsaffoh, K., & Adanu, R. M. (2013). Understanding the continuum of maternal morbidity in accra, ghana. Maternal and Child Health Journal, , 1-10.
  16. Adanu, R. M., Seffah, J., Anarfi, J. K., Lince, N., & Blanchard, K. (2012). Sexual and reproductive health in Accra, Ghana. Ghana Medical Journal, 46(2), 58-65.
  17. Adanu, R. M. K., Boama, V., Guinto, V. T., & Sosa, C. G. (2012). Contemporary issues in women's health. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 118(3), 183-185.
  18. Crissman, H. P., Adanu, R. M., & Harlow, S. D. (2012). Women's sexual empowerment and contraceptive use in ghana. Studies in Family Planning, 43(3), 201-212.
  19. Tunçalp, Ö., Hindin, M. J., Adu-Bonsaffoh, K., & Adanu, R. (2012). Listening to women's voices: The quality of care of women experiencing severe maternal morbidity, in accra, ghana. PLoS ONE, 7(8)
  20. Darko, R., Adanu, R. M., Duda, R. B., Douptcheva, N., & Hill, A. G. (2012). The health of adult women in accra, ghana: Self-reporting and objective assessments 2008-2009. Ghana Medical Journal, 46(2), 50-57
  21. Adanu, R. M. K., & Boama, V. (2012). Contemporary issues in women's health. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 117(2), 105-107.