Harry Tagbor

Harry Tagbor

Role within the MiP Consortium:Trial Coordinator MA5

Current Appointment: Head of the Department of Community Health of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi – Ghana.

Areas of interest: Epidemiology, Malaria

Background:

Dr Harry Tagbor is medically qualified and a Public Health Specialist. Prior to joining the University he had worked as Senior Medical Officer and Director of Health Services in the Nkoranza district of Ghana from 1995 to 2006. He has led a number of research studies related to treatment and prevention of malaria in pregnancy.  He is interested in the epidemiology and control of malaria, particularly in conducting clinical trials and studies on innovative ways of deliveringcurative and preventive caretocontrol burdenofmalariain pregnant women and children in developing countries and malaria vaccine.

He is also the Coordinator of the Malaria Capacity Development Consortium at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi – Ghana.

Research Interests:

His research interests include epidemiology and control of malaria including evaluating malaria control interventions and investigating implementation strategies. 

He has proposed and tested a new concept of intermittent screening and treatment of malaria in pregnancy for the control of malaria in pregnancy in a randomised control trial involving over 3,000 pregnant women. He is  coordinating a large multi country trial (in Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana and Mali) evaluating methods for the prevention of malaria in pregnancy in the context of high coverage with insecticide treated nets and declining, seasonal malaria transmission funded by EDCTP through the  MiP Consortium.

IST versus IPTp with SP in West Africa
A randomised, multi-centre,controlled trial to compare standard SP-IPTp regimen (three doses of SP in second and third trimesters) versus scheduled intermittent screening and treatment of malaria (ISTp) at scheduled antenatal clinic visits in the second and third trimesters in pregnant women protected by insecticide treated nets in four West African countries.