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Dr Frederick Wurapa

TitleSenior Epidemiologist ( Team Leader )
InstitutionWHO
DepartmentResearch and Training Center
AddressNdola
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    Dr Fredeick Wurapa graduated from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center at the University of Buffalo in 1964. After his internship and residency in internal medicine, he pursued an MPH degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in 1967. In 1968 he was appointed lecturer in the Department of Community Health of the University of Ghana Medical School. He was the field coordinator of the Medical School's Danfa Rural Health and Family Planning WHO Epidemiologist at the Center for Research and Training in tropical Diseases, Ndola, Zambia. He led a team of researchers for eight years at the Center conducting intervention research into disease control issues related to malaria, schistosomiasis, helminthiasis and trypanosomiasis. An active staff development programme produced national and interrnational researchers who became the permanent staff of the Tropical Diseases Research Center, (TDRC) Ndola. He was reassigned to the WHO Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville in 1986 as regional adviser on parasitic diseases. During his tenure in Brazzaville, he also coordinated the activities of WHO TDR in the African countries. He was a founding member of WHO International Commission for the Certification of Eradication of Dracunculiasis. He retired from WHO in October 1997. Since his retirement he has been appointed Ag Director of the School of Public Health, University of Ghana from 2000 to 2003, founding head of department of the Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management from 2003 to 2007 and Director of the Ghana Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme from 2007 to 2013.


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    1. Maboshe MN, Wurapa FK. A comparison of the sensitivity of Plasmodium falciparum malaria to chloroquine in two areas of Isoka District--Zambia. Cent Afr J Med. 1988 Oct; 34(10):244-6. PMID: 3075157.
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    2. Sukwa TY, Boatin BA, Wurapa FK. A three year follow-up of chemotherapy with praziquantel in a rural Zambian community endemic for schistosomiasis mansoni. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1988; 82(2):258-60. PMID: 3142116.
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    3. Sukwa TY, Bulsara MK, Wurapa FK. Reduction in prevalence, intensity of infection and morbidity due to Schistosoma mansoni infection in a community following treatment with praziquantel. J Trop Med Hyg. 1987 Aug; 90(4):205-11. PMID: 3116277.
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    4. Sukwa TY, Mwendapole RM, Bulsara MK, Wurapa FK. The use of the ELISA test for the immunodiagnosis of Schistosoma mansoni infection: the Zambian experience. East Afr Med J. 1987 Jan; 64(1):55-60. PMID: 3113914.
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    5. Kakoma I, Mwendapole RM, Bulsara M, Mabenga S, Syabula CS, Wurapa FK. Profiles of heterophile antibody to various mammalian erythrocytes in rural populations of Zambia. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 1987; 10(1):51-7. PMID: 3107888.
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    6. Sukwa TY, Bulsara MK, Wurapa FK. The relationship between morbidity and intensity of Schistosoma mansoni infection in a rural Zambian community. Int J Epidemiol. 1986 Jun; 15(2):248-51. PMID: 3087895.
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    7. Wurapa FK, Bulsara MK, Boatin BA. Evaluation of conjunctival pallor in the diagnosis of anaemia. J Trop Med Hyg. 1986 Feb; 89(1):33-6. PMID: 3746991.
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    8. Wyatt GB, Kakoma I, Wurapa FK, Boatin BA, Mukosa J. A two year follow-up of persons with a positive fluorescent antibody test for Rhodesian sleeping sickness in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 1986 Feb; 80(1):127-9. PMID: 3524483.
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    9. Boatin BA, Wyatt GB, Wurapa FK, Bulsara MK. Use of symptoms and signs for diagnosis of Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense trypanosomiasis by rural health personnel. Bull World Health Organ. 1986; 64(3):389-95. PMID: 3490318; PMCID: PMC2490878.
    10. Sukwa TY, Bulsara MK, Wurapa FK. Evaluation of selected symptoms in the diagnosis of Schistosoma mansoni infection. Trop Geogr Med. 1985 Dec; 37(4):295-7. PMID: 3938093.
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    11. Boatin BA, Wurapa FK, Ulrich AM. The prevalence and distribution of schistosomiasis in Zambia. Cent Afr J Med. 1985 Sep; 31(9):170-6. PMID: 3936619.
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    12. Wyatt GB, Boatin BA, Wurapa FK. Risk factors associated with the acquisition of sleeping sickness in north-east Zambia; a case-control study. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 1985 Aug; 79(4):385-92. PMID: 3865637.
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    13. Wurapa FK, Wyatt GB, Bulsara MK. The health status of children in a rural community in north eastern Zambia. East Afr Med J. 1985 May; 62(5):355-9. PMID: 4042944.
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    14. Kakoma I, Bulsara M, Boatin B, Wurapa FK. Diagnostic value of the indirect immunofluorescent antibody test for trypanosomiasis in Zambia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1985 Jan; 34(1):69-72. PMID: 3882014.
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    15. Bulsara MK, Sukwa TY, Wurapa FK. Risks of liver and spleen enlargement in schistosomiasis mansoni infection in a rural Zambian community. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1985; 79(4):535-6. PMID: 3936243.
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    16. Wurapa FK, Bulsara MK, Chen MG, Wyatt GB. The public health importance of African trypanosomiasis in north east Zambia. Trop Geogr Med. 1984 Dec; 36(4):329-33. PMID: 6335610.
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    17. Dukes P, Rickman LR, Killick-Kendrick R, Kakoma I, Wurapa FK, de Raadt P, Morrow R. A field comparison of seven diagnostic techniques for human trypanosomiasis in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia. Tropenmed Parasitol. 1984 Sep; 35(3):141-7. PMID: 6208660.
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    18. Boatin BA, Dukes P, Wurapa FK. Parasitic infection in the Kasyasya cluster of villages in north eastern Zambia. Med J Zambia. 1984 Jun; 18(2):2-7. PMID: 6336244.
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    19. Wurapa FK, Dukes P, Njelesani EK, Boatin B. A "healthy carrier" of Trypanosoma rhodesiense: a case report. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1984; 78(3):349-50. PMID: 6464131.
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    20. Kofi Ekue JM, Wurapa FK, Rwabwogo-Atenyi J. Haemoglobin genotypes, glucose - 6 - phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and bronchial asthma. East Afr Med J. 1983 Oct; 60(10):676-8. PMID: 6671424.
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    21. Neumann AK, Wurapa FK, Lourie IM, Ofosu-Amaah S. Strategies for strengthening health services infrastructure: a case study in Ghana. Soc Sci Med. 1979 Jun; 13C(2):129-35. PMID: 472788.
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    22. Ward WB, Belcher DW, Wurapa FK, Pappoe ME. Perception and management of guinea worm disease among Ghanaian villagers. A framework for differential health education planning. Trop Geogr Med. 1979 Mar; 31(1):155-64. PMID: 158243.
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    23. Belcher DW, Nicholas DD, Ofosu-Amaah S, Wurapa FK. A mass immunization campaign in rural Ghana. Factors affecting participation. Public Health Rep. 1978 Mar-Apr; 93(2):170-6. PMID: 635092; PMCID: PMC1431873.
    24. Belcher DW, Nyame PK, Wurapa FK. The prevalence of inguinal hernia in adult Ghanaian males. Trop Geogr Med. 1978 Mar; 30(1):39-43. PMID: 675826.
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    25. Bruce-Tagoe AA, Belcher DW, Wurapa FK, Turkson P, Nicholas DD, Ofosu-Amaah S. Haematological values in a rural Ghanaian population. Trop Geogr Med. 1977 Sep; 29(3):237-44. PMID: 595129.
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    26. Belcher DW, Afoakwa SN, Osei-Tutu E, Wurapa FK, Osei L. Endemic pyoderma in Ghana: a survey in rural villages. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1977; 71(3):204-9. PMID: 888167.
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    27. Pobee JO, Larbi EB, Belcher DW, Wurapa FK, Dodu SR. Blood pressure distribution in a rural Ghanaian population. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1977; 71(1):66-72. PMID: 860316.
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    28. Wurapa FK, Belcher DW. A tuberculin skin test survey in a rural Ghanaian population. Trop Geogr Med. 1976 Dec; 28(4):291-6. PMID: 1014069.
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    29. Kpedekpo GM, Nicholas D, Ofosu-armah S, Wurapa FK, Belcher D. Levels and patterns of fertility from multiple sources in the Danfa project areas of Ghana. Jimlar Mutane. 1976 Sep; 1(2):117-38. PMID: 12264815.
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    30. Belcher DW, Neumann AK, Wurapa FK, Lourie IM. Comparison of morbidity interviews with a health examination survey in rural Africa. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1976 Sep; 25(5):751-8. PMID: 962000.
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    31. Belcher DW, Wurapa FK, Atuora DO. Endemic rabies in Ghana. Epidemiology and control measures. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1976 Sep; 25(5):724-9. PMID: 961996.
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    32. Belcher DW, Pobee JO, Larbi EB, Ocran K, Wurapa FK. Rural health examination survey in Ghana: nonresponse factors. Public Health Rep. 1976 Jul-Aug; 91(4):368-72. PMID: 821086; PMCID: PMC1440528.
    33. Belcher DW, Wurapa FK, Neumann AK, Lourie IM. A household morbidity survey in rural Africa. Int J Epidemiol. 1976 Jun; 5(2):113-20. PMID: 821866.
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    34. Belcher DW, Afoakwa SN, Osei-Tutu E, Wurapa FK, Osei L. Letter: Non-group A streptococci in Ghanaian patients with pyoderma. Lancet. 1975 Nov 22; 2(7943):1032. PMID: 53508.
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    35. Wurapa FK. Paying for the health services. Ghana Med J. 1975 Sep; 14(3):169-70. PMID: 1234674.
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    36. Belcher DW, Neumann AK, Wurapa FK, Nicholas DD, Ofosu-Amaah S. The role of health survey research in maternal and child health family planning programmes: Danfa Project, Ghana. J Trop Pediatr Environ Child Health. 1975 Aug; 21(4):173-7. PMID: 1042172.
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    37. Belcher DW, Wurapa FK, Ward WB, Lourie IM. Guinea worm in southern Ghana: its epidemiology and impact on agricultural productivity. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1975 Mar; 24(2):243-9. PMID: 123421.
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    38. Wurapa FK, Pacsa S, Addy PA, Amoah S. Letter: Smallpox vaccination in infancy. Lancet. 1975 Feb 15; 1(7903):404. PMID: 46559.
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    39. Wurapa FK. Typhoid in Accra: a follow-up study of typhoid fever patients at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. Ghana Med J. 1973 Jun; 12(2):184-8. PMID: 4808000.
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    40. Neumann AK, Sai FT, Lourie IM, Wurapa FK. A new trend in international health work: the Danfa Project. Focus Tech Coop. 1973; (2):11-4. PMID: 12280751.
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