Dr. Philip Teg-Nefaah Tabong

   Name: Dr. Philip Teg-Nefaah Tabong

   UG Email: ptabong@ug.edu.gh

   Academic degrees


PhD in Public Health, University of Ghana.

MSc Applied Health Social Science, University of Ghana.

BA Nursing/Psychology (combined major), University of Ghana.

Professional Nursing certificate


Research interest

  • Infectious diseases
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Implementation research
  • Medical Anthropology


Medical anthropology

Evidence-based approach to health communication

Mass communication in health education and public health


  1. Paul Fleischer Price for the best level 300 male nursing student 2006/2007 academic year, University of Ghana, Legon
  2. Akuaba prize for best graduating student in Primary Health Care (Nursing) 2007/2008 academic year, University of Ghana, Legon

Selected Publications

  1. Yaro PB, Asampong E, Tabong PT-N, Anaba SA, Azuure SS, Dokurugu AY, Nantogmah FA (2020). Stakeholders’ perspectives about the impact of training and sensitization of traditional and spiritual healers on mental health and illness: A qualitative evaluation in Ghana. International Journal of Social Psychiatry.
  2. Ahorlu CS,  Adongo P, Koenker H, Zigirumugabe S,  Sika-Bright S, Koka E, Tabong PT-N, Piccinini D, Segbaya S, Olapeju B, Monroe P (2019). Understanding the gap between access and use: a qualitative study on barriers and facilitators to insecticide-treated net use in Ghana. Malaria Journal 18 (417).
  3. Chatio S, Welaga P, Tabong PT-N, Akweongo P (2019). Factors influencing performance of community-based health volunteers’ activities in the Kassena-Nankana Districts of Northern Ghana. PLoS ONE 14(2): e0212166.
  4. Owusu-Sarpong A, Agbeshie K, Tabong PT-NT (2018). The impact of rotavirus vaccine on diarrheal diseases among children under five years: a retrospective analysis of data from 2012 to 2015 in the Yilo Krobo municipality of Ghana. Postgraduate Medical Journal of Ghana. 7 (2) 68-71.
  5. Tabong PT-N, Maya, ET, Adda-Balinia, T, Kusi-Appouh, D, Birungi, H, Tabsoba P, Adongo, PB (2018). Acceptability and stakeholders’ perspectives on the feasibility of using trained psychologists and health workers to deliver school-based sexual and reproductive health services to adolescents in urban Accra, Ghana. BMC Reproductive Health. 15 (122).
  6. Sumaila A-N, Tabong PT-N (2018). Rational prescribing of antibiotics in children under 5 years with upper respiratory tract infections in Kintampo Municipal Hospital in Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. BMC Research Notes. 11 (442).
  7. Tabong PT-N, Bawontuo V, Dumah DN, Kyilleh JM, Yempabe T (2018). Premorbid risk perception, lifestyle, adherence and coping strategies of people with diabetes mellitus: A phenomenological study in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. Plos One
  8. Valdes V, Adongo, PB, Nwameme, A, Tabong, PT-N, Fernandes, M (2018). Risk Factors for Self-Reported Postpartum Hemorrhage in Ga East Municipal, Ghana. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
  9. Nwameme AU, Tabong PT-NT, Adongo PB (2018). Implementing Community-based Health Planning and Services in impoverished urban communities: health workers’ perspective. BMC Health Services Research. 18:186.
  10. Kyilleh, JM, Tabong, PT-N, Konlaan, BB (2018). Adolescents’ reproductive health knowledge, choices and factors affecting reproductive health choices: a qualitative study in the West Gonja District in Northern Region, Ghana. BMC International Health and Human Rights. 18 (6).
  11. Adongo PB, Tabong, PT-N, Asampong E, Ansong J, Robalo M, Adanu RM (2017). Health workers perceptions and attitude about Ghana’s preparedness towards preventing, containing, and managing Ebola Virus Disease. BMC Health Services Research. 17 (266).
  12. Adongo PB, Tabong PT-N, Asampong E, Ansong J, Robalo M, Adanu RM (2016). Preparing towards preventing and containing an Ebola Virus Disease outbreak: What socio-cultural practices may affect containment efforts in Ghana? PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10(7)
  13. Adongo PB, Tabong, PT-N, Asampong E, Ansong J, Robalo M, Adanu RM (2016). Beyond Knowledge and Awareness: Addressing misconceptions in Ghana’s preparation towards an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease. Plos One 111(2).
  14. Adongo, PB , Tabong PT-N, Azongo TB, Phillips JF, Sheff MC, Stone AE, Tapsoba P (2014). A comparative qualitative study of misconceptions associated with contraceptive use in southern and northern Ghana. Frontiers in Public Health 2:137.
  15. Adongo PB, Tapsoba P, Phillips JF, Tabong PT-N, Stone A, Kuffour E, Esantsi S, Akweongo P (2014). “If you do vasectomy and come back here weak, I will divorce you”: A qualitative study of perceptions about vasectomy in Southern Ghana. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 14:16.
  16. Adongo PB, Phillips JF, Aikins M, Arhin DA, Schmitt M, Nwameme AU, Tabong PTN-N, Binka, FN (2014). Does the design and implementation of proven innovations for the delivery of primary health services in rural setting communities fit urban setting: the case of Ghana's Community-based Health Planning and Service Strategy. Health Research Policy and System 12.
  17. Adongo PB, Tapsoba P, Phillips JF, Tabong PT-N, Stone A, Kuffour E, Esantsi S, Akweongo P (2013). The role community-based health planning and services strategy in involving males in the provision of family planning services: a qualitative study in southern Ghana. Reproductive Health, 10:36.
  18. Tabong PT-N, Adongo, PB (2013). Infertility and childlessness: a qualitative study of the experiences of infertile couples in Northern Ghana. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 13:72.
  19. Tabong PT-N, Adongo PB (2013). Understanding the social meaning of infertility and childbearing: A qualitative study of the perception of childbearing and childlessness in Northern Ghana. PLoS ONE 8(1): e54429. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054429.