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    1. Moraga P, Cano J, Baggaley RF, Gyapong JO, Njenga SM, Nikolay B, Davies E, Rebollo MP, Pullan RL, Bockarie MJ, Hollingsworth TD, Gambhir M, Brooker SJ. Modelling the distribution and transmission intensity of lymphatic filariasis in sub-Saharan Africa prior to scaling up interventions: integrated use of geostatistical and mathematical modelling. Parasit Vectors. 2015 Oct 24; 8:560. PMID: 26496983; PMCID: PMC4620019.
    2. Owusu IO, de Souza DK, Anto F, Wilson MD, Boakye DA, Bockarie MJ, Gyapong JO. Evaluation of human and mosquito based diagnostic tools for defining endpoints for elimination of Anopheles transmitted lymphatic filariasis in Ghana. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Oct; 109(10):628-35. PMID: 26385935.
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    3. Abbey M, Bartholomew LK, Nonvignon J, Chinbuah MA, Pappoe M, Gyapong M, Gyapong JO, Bart-Plange C, van den Borne B. Factors related to retention of community health workers in a trial on community-based management of fever in children under 5 years in the Dangme West District of Ghana. Int Health. 2014 Jun; 6(2):99-105. PMID: 24532651.
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    4. Gyapong M, Sarpong D, Awini E, Manyeh AK, Tei D, Odonkor G, Agyepong IA, Mattah P, Wontuo P, Attaa-Pomaa M, Gyapong JO, Binka FN. Profile: the Dodowa HDSS. Int J Epidemiol. 2013 Dec; 42(6):1686-96. PMID: 24415607.
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    5. Chinbuah MA, Adjuik M, Cobelens F, Koram KA, Abbey M, Gyapong M, Kager PA, Gyapong JO. Impact of treating young children with antimalarials with or without antibiotics on morbidity: a cluster-randomized controlled trial in Ghana. Int Health. 2013 Sep; 5(3):228-35. PMID: 24030274.
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    6. Chinbuah MA, Abbey M, Kager PA, Gyapong M, Nonvignon J, Ashitey P, Akpakli J, Appiatse SA, Kubi D, Gyapong JO. Assessment of the adherence of community health workers to dosing and referral guidelines for the management of fever in children under 5 years: a study in Dangme West District, Ghana. Int Health. 2013 Jun; 5(2):148-56. PMID: 24030115.
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    7. Chinbuah MA, Kager PA, Abbey M, Gyapong M, Awini E, Nonvignon J, Adjuik M, Aikins M, Pagnoni F, Gyapong JO. Impact of community management of fever (using antimalarials with or without antibiotics) on childhood mortality: a cluster-randomized controlled trial in Ghana. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Nov; 87(5 Suppl):11-20. PMID: 23136273; PMCID: PMC3748510.
    8. Nonvignon J, Chinbuah MA, Gyapong M, Abbey M, Awini E, Gyapong JO, Aikins M. Is home management of fevers a cost-effective way of reducing under-five mortality in Africa? The case of a rural Ghanaian District. Trop Med Int Health. 2012 Aug; 17(8):951-7. PMID: 22643324.
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    9. Ughasi J, Bekard HE, Coulibaly M, Adabie-Gomez D, Gyapong J, Appawu M, Wilson MD, Boakye DA. Mansonia africana and Mansonia uniformis are vectors in the transmission of Wuchereria bancrofti lymphatic filariasis in Ghana. Parasit Vectors. 2012 May 07; 5:89. PMID: 22564488; PMCID: PMC3419659.
    10. Osei-Atweneboana MY, Boakye DA, Awadzi K, Gyapong JO, Prichard RK. Genotypic analysis of ß-tubulin in Onchocerca volvulus from communities and individuals showing poor parasitological response to ivermectin treatment. Int J Parasitol Drugs Drug Resist. 2012 Dec; 2:20-8. PMID: 24533268; PMCID: PMC3862422.
    11. Gyapong JO, Selby RA, Anakwah KA. Challenges in linking health research to policy: a commentary on developing a multi-stakeholder response to orphans and vulnerable children in Ghana. Health Res Policy Syst. 2011 Jun 16; 9 Suppl 1:S14. PMID: 21679381; PMCID: PMC3121131.
    12. Soares Magalhães RJ, Biritwum NK, Gyapong JO, Brooker S, Zhang Y, Blair L, Fenwick A, Clements AC. Mapping helminth co-infection and co-intensity: geostatistical prediction in ghana. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Jun; 5(6):e1200. PMID: 21666800; PMCID: PMC3110174.
    13. Osei-Atweneboana MY, Awadzi K, Attah SK, Boakye DA, Gyapong JO, Prichard RK. Phenotypic evidence of emerging ivermectin resistance in Onchocerca volvulus. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Mar 29; 5(3):e998. PMID: 21468315; PMCID: PMC3066159.
    14. Nonvignon J, Aikins MK, Chinbuah MA, Abbey M, Gyapong M, Garshong BN, Fia S, Gyapong JO. Treatment choices for fevers in children under-five years in a rural Ghanaian district. Malar J. 2010 Jun 28; 9:188. PMID: 20584280; PMCID: PMC2914057.
    15. Kitua A, Folb P, Warsame M, Binka F, Faiz A, Ribeiro I, Peto T, Gyapong J, Yunus EB, Rahman R, Baiden F, Clerk C, Mrango Z, Makasi C, Kimbute O, Hossain A, Samad R, Gomes M. The use of placebo in a trial of rectal artesunate as initial treatment for severe malaria patients en route to referral clinics: ethical issues. J Med Ethics. 2010 Feb; 36(2):116-20. PMID: 20133408.
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    16. Gyapong JO, Gyapong M, Yellu N, Anakwah K, Amofah G, Bockarie M, Adjei S. Integration of control of neglected tropical diseases into health-care systems: challenges and opportunities. Lancet. 2010 Jan 09; 375(9709):160-5. PMID: 20109893.
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    17. Owusu-Agyei S, Ansong D, Asante K, Kwarteng Owusu S, Owusu R, Wireko Brobby NA, Dosoo D, Osei Akoto A, Osei-Kwakye K, Adjei EA, Boahen KO, Sylverken J, Adjei G, Sambian D, Apanga S, Kayan K, Vekemans J, Ofori-Anyinam O, Leach A, Lievens M, Demoitie MA, Dubois MC, Cohen J, Ballou WR, Savarese B, Chandramohan D, Gyapong JO, Milligan P, Antwi S, Agbenyega T, Greenwood B, Evans J. Randomized controlled trial of RTS,S/AS02D and RTS,S/AS01E malaria candidate vaccines given according to different schedules in Ghanaian children. PLoS One. 2009 Oct 02; 4(10):e7302. PMID: 19806184; PMCID: PMC2750750.
    18. Bockarie MJ, Taylor MJ, Gyapong JO. Current practices in the management of lymphatic filariasis. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2009 Jun; 7(5):595-605. PMID: 19485799.
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    19. Brooker S, Kabatereine NB, Gyapong JO, Stothard JR, Utzinger J. Rapid mapping of schistosomiasis and other neglected tropical diseases in the context of integrated control programmes in Africa. Parasitology. 2009 Nov; 136(13):1707-18. PMID: 19450373; PMCID: PMC2777245.
    20. Yayemain D, King JD, Debrah O, Emerson PM, Aboe A, Ahorsu F, Wanye S, Ansah MO, Gyapong JO, Hagan M. Achieving trachoma control in Ghana after implementing the SAFE strategy. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2009 Oct; 103(10):993-1000. PMID: 19286239.
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    21. Ansah EK, Narh-Bana S, Asiamah S, Dzordzordzi V, Biantey K, Dickson K, Gyapong JO, Koram KA, Greenwood BM, Mills A, Whitty CJ. Effect of removing direct payment for health care on utilisation and health outcomes in Ghanaian children: a randomised controlled trial. PLoS Med. 2009 Jan 06; 6(1):e1000007. PMID: 19127975.
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    22. Gomes MF, Faiz MA, Gyapong JO, Warsame M, Agbenyega T, Babiker A, Baiden F, Yunus EB, Binka F, Clerk C, Folb P, Hassan R, Hossain MA, Kimbute O, Kitua A, Krishna S, Makasi C, Mensah N, Mrango Z, Olliaro P, Peto R, Peto TJ, Rahman MR, Ribeiro I, Samad R, White NJ. Pre-referral rectal artesunate to prevent death and disability in severe malaria: a placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 2009 Feb 14; 373(9663):557-66. PMID: 19059639; PMCID: PMC2646124.
    23. Osei-Atweneboana MY, Eng JK, Boakye DA, Gyapong JO, Prichard RK. Prevalence and intensity of Onchocerca volvulus infection and efficacy of ivermectin in endemic communities in Ghana: a two-phase epidemiological study. Lancet. 2007 Jun 16; 369(9578):2021-9. PMID: 17574093.
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    24. Rodgers AF, Ajono LA, Gyapong JO, Hagan M, Emerson PM. Characteristics of latrine promotion participants and non-participants; inspection of latrines; and perceptions of household latrines in Northern Ghana. Trop Med Int Health. 2007 Jun; 12(6):772-82. PMID: 17550475.
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    25. Chinbuah AM, Gyapong JO, Pagnoni F, Wellington EK, Gyapong M. Feasibility and acceptability of the use of artemether-lumefantrine in the home management of uncomplicated malaria in children 6-59 months old in Ghana. Trop Med Int Health. 2006 Jul; 11(7):1003-16. PMID: 16827701.
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    26. Kelly-Hope LA, Diggle PJ, Rowlingson BS, Gyapong JO, Kyelem D, Coleman M, Thomson MC, Obsomer V, Lindsay SW, Hemingway J, Molyneux DH. Short communication: Negative spatial association between lymphatic filariasis and malaria in West Africa. Trop Med Int Health. 2006 Feb; 11(2):129-35. PMID: 16451336.
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    27. Gyapong JO, Twum-Danso NA. Editorial: Global elimination of lymphatic filariasis: fact or fantasy? Trop Med Int Health. 2006 Feb; 11(2):125-8. PMID: 16451335.
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    28. Osei I, Birungi H, Addico G, Askew I, Gyapong JO. What happened to the IUD in Ghana? Afr J Reprod Health. 2005 Aug; 9(2):76-91. PMID: 16485588.
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    29. Gbakima AA, Appawu MA, Dadzie S, Karikari C, Sackey SO, Baffoe-Wilmot A, Gyapong J, Scott AL. Lymphatic filariasis in Ghana: establishing the potential for an urban cycle of transmission. Trop Med Int Health. 2005 Apr; 10(4):387-92. PMID: 15807803.
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    30. Gyapong JO, Kumaraswami V, Biswas G, Ottesen EA. Treatment strategies underpinning the global programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2005 Feb; 6(2):179-200. PMID: 15757416.
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    31. Durrheim DN, Wynd S, Liese B, Gyapong JO. Editorial: Lymphatic filariasis endemicity--an indicator of poverty? Trop Med Int Health. 2004 Aug; 9(8):843-5. PMID: 15303987.
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    32. Boakye DA, Wilson MD, Appawu MA, Gyapong J. Vector competence, for Wuchereria bancrofti, of the Anopheles populations in the Bongo district of Ghana. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2004 Jul; 98(5):501-8. PMID: 15257800.
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    33. Gyapong JO, Chinbuah MA, Gyapong M. Inadvertent exposure of pregnant women to ivermectin and albendazole during mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis. Trop Med Int Health. 2003 Dec; 8(12):1093-101. PMID: 14641844.
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    34. Gyapong JO, Kyelem D, Kleinschmidt I, Agbo K, Ahouandogbo F, Gaba J, Owusu-Banahene G, Sanou S, Sodahlon YK, Biswas G, Kale OO, Molyneux DH, Roungou JB, Thomson MC, Remme J. The use of spatial analysis in mapping the distribution of bancroftian filariasis in four West African countries. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2002 Oct; 96(7):695-705. PMID: 12537631.
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    35. Gyapong JO, Remme JH. The use of grid sampling methodology for rapid assessment of the distribution of bancroftian filariasis. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2001 Nov-Dec; 95(6):681-6. PMID: 11816445.
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    36. Ansah EK, Gyapong JO, Agyepong IA, Evans DB. Improving adherence to malaria treatment for children: the use of pre-packed chloroquine tablets vs. chloroquine syrup. Trop Med Int Health. 2001 Jul; 6(7):496-504. PMID: 11469941.
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    37. Yeboah-Antwi K, Gyapong JO, Asare IK, Barnish G, Evans DB, Adjei S. Impact of prepackaging antimalarial drugs on cost to patients and compliance with treatment. Bull World Health Organ. 2001; 79(5):394-9. PMID: 11417034; PMCID: PMC2566421.
    38. Gyapong M, Gyapong JO, Owusu-Banahene G. Community-directed treatment: the way forward to eliminating lymphatic filariasis as a public-health problem in Ghana. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2001 Jan; 95(1):77-86. PMID: 11235557.
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    39. Gyapong JO. Lymphatic filariasis in Ghana: from research to control. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2000 Nov-Dec; 94(6):599-601. PMID: 11198639.
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    40. Gyapong JO. Impact of single-dose ivermectin on community microfilaria load in bancroftian filariasis infection: two years post treatment. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2000 Jul-Aug; 94(4):434-6. PMID: 11127252.
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    41. Horton J, Witt C, Ottesen EA, Lazdins JK, Addiss DG, Awadzi K, Beach MJ, Belizario VY, Dunyo SK, Espinel M, Gyapong JO, Hossain M, Ismail MM, Jayakody RL, Lammie PJ, Makunde W, Richard-Lenoble D, Selve B, Shenoy RK, Simonsen PE, Wamae CN, Weerasooriya MV. An analysis of the safety of the single dose, two drug regimens used in programmes to eliminate lymphatic filariasis. Parasitology. 2000; 121 Suppl:S147-60. PMID: 11386686.
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    42. Gyapong JO. The clinical epidemiology and prospects for control of lymphatic filariasis in Africa. Afr J Health Sci. 1999 Jan-March; 6(1):3-8. PMID: 17581028.
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    43. Gyapong JO, Webber RH, Bennett S. The potential role of peripheral health workers and community key informants in the rapid assessment of community burden of disease: the example of lymphatic filariasis. Trop Med Int Health. 1998 Jul; 3(7):522-8. PMID: 9705185.
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    44. Gyapong JO, Omane-Badu K, Webber RH. Evaluation of the filter paper blood collection method for detecting Og4C3 circulating antigen in bancroftian filariasis. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1998 Jul-Aug; 92(4):407-10. PMID: 9850393.
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    45. Gyapong JO. The relationship between infection and disease in Wuchereria bancrofti infection in Ghana. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1998 Jul-Aug; 92(4):390-2. PMID: 9850387.
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    46. Gyapong JO, Webber RH, Morris J, Bennett S. Prevalence of hydrocele as a rapid diagnostic index for lymphatic filariasis. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1998 Jan-Feb; 92(1):40-3. PMID: 9692148.
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    47. Gyapong M, Gyapong JO, Adjei S, Vlassoff C, Weiss M. Filariasis in northern Ghana: some cultural beliefs and practices and their implications for disease control. Soc Sci Med. 1996 Jul; 43(2):235-42. PMID: 8844927.
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    48. Gyapong JO, Gyapong M, Adjei S. The epidemiology of acute adenolymphangitis due to lymphatic filariasis in northern Ghana. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1996 Jun; 54(6):591-5. PMID: 8686777.
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    49. Gyapong M, Gyapong JO, Amankwa J, Asedem J, Sory E. Introducing insecticide impregnated bednets in an area of low bednet usage: an exploratory study in north-east Ghana. Trop Med Int Health. 1996 Jun; 1(3):328-33. PMID: 8673835.
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    50. Kirkwood BR, Ross DA, Arthur P, Morris SS, Dollimore N, Binka FN, Shier RP, Gyapong JO, Addy HA, Smith PG. Effect of vitamin A supplementation on the growth of young children in northern Ghana. Am J Clin Nutr. 1996 May; 63(5):773-81. PMID: 8615363.
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    51. Gyapong JO, Adjei S, Gyapong M, Asamoah G. Rapid community diagnosis of lymphatic filariasis. Acta Trop. 1996 Mar; 61(1):65-74. PMID: 9133166.
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    52. Gyapong JO, Gyapong M, Evans DB, Aikins MK, Adjei S. The economic burden of lymphatic filariasis in northern Ghana. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 1996 Feb; 90(1):39-48. PMID: 8729626.
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    53. Gyapong JO, Adjei S, Sackey SO. Descriptive epidemiology of lymphatic filariasis in Ghana. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1996 Jan-Feb; 90(1):26-30. PMID: 8730304.
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    54. Gyapong JO, Dollimore N, Binka FN, Ross DA. Lay reporting of elephantiasis of the leg in northern Ghana. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1995 Nov-Dec; 89(6):616-8. PMID: 8594671.
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    55. Ross DA, Kirkwood BR, Binka FN, Arthur P, Dollimore N, Morris SS, Shier RP, Gyapong JO, Smith PG. Child morbidity and mortality following vitamin A supplementation in Ghana: time since dosing, number of doses, and time of year. Am J Public Health. 1995 Sep; 85(9):1246-51. PMID: 7661232; PMCID: PMC1615567.
    56. Binka FN, Ross DA, Morris SS, Kirkwood BR, Arthur P, Dollimore N, Gyapong JO, Smith PG. Vitamin A supplementation and childhood malaria in northern Ghana. Am J Clin Nutr. 1995 Apr; 61(4):853-9. PMID: 7702031.
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    57. Filteau SM, Morris SS, Tomkins AM, Arthur P, Kirkwood BR, Ross DA, Abbott RA, Gyapong JO. Lack of association between vitamin A status and measures of conjunctival epithelial integrity in young children in northern Ghana. Eur J Clin Nutr. 1994 Sep; 48(9):669-77. PMID: 8001524.
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    58. Gyapong JO, Magnussen P, Binka FN. Parasitological and clinical aspects of bancroftian filariasis in Kassena-Nankana District, upper east region, Ghana. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1994 Sep-Oct; 88(5):555-7. PMID: 7992337.
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    59. Gyapong JO, Badu JK, Adjei S, Binka F. Bancroftian filariasis in the Kassena Nankana District of the upper east region of Ghana: a preliminary study. J Trop Med Hyg. 1993 Oct; 96(5):317-22. PMID: 8411308.
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    60. Filteau SM, Morris SS, Abbott RA, Tomkins AM, Kirkwood BR, Arthur P, Ross DA, Gyapong JO, Raynes JG. Influence of morbidity on serum retinol of children in a community-based study in northern Ghana. Am J Clin Nutr. 1993 Aug; 58(2):192-7. PMID: 8338047.
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