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1. Health Systems Research
2. Inequalities in Health
3. Reproductive Health, Preferences and Family Planning
4. Childhood mortality
5. Research Methodology and evaluation
6. Longitudinal Surveillance Systems Research


Original, Peer Reviewed Articles

1. Awoonor-Williams, JK. Phillips, JF and AA. Bawah . 2015. Catalyzing the scale-up of community-based primary healthcare in a rural impoverished region of northern Ghana. International Journal of Health Management and Planning: DOI: 10.1002/hpm.2304

2. Boyer, C., Jackson, E., Bawah, A., Schmitt, M., Awoonor-Williams & Phillips (2015). Estimating indices of health system readiness: an example from rural northern Ghana. The Lancet Global Health, (S14). doi:

3. Achana FS, Bawah AA, Jackson EF, Welaga P, Awine T, Asuo-Mante M, Oduro AR , Awoonor-Williams JK and J F. Phillips. 2015. “Spatial and Socio-demographic determinants of contraceptive use in the Upper East region of Ghana” Reproductive Health, BMC: First published online: 12:29 (2 April 2015)

4. Akazili J, Welaga P, Bawah AA, Achana FS, Awoonor-Williams JK, Phillips JF, J Williams, Aikins M and A Oduro. 2014. “Ghana’s Health Insurance Scheme: Is it really a pro-poor?” scheme? Evidence from northern Ghana” BMC Health Services Research, 14:637 (14 December 2014)

5. Bawah AA, Welaga P, Azongo KD, Wak G, Phillips JF and A Oduro. 2014. “Road Traffic Fatalities – a neglected epidemic in rural northern Ghana: evidence from the Navrongo Demographic Surveillance System” Injury Epidemiology, 1:22 (21 September 2014)

6. Kanmiki E, Bawah AA, Agorinya I, Achana FS, Awoonor-williams JK, Oduro AR, Phillips JF, and J Akazili. 2014. “Socio-economic and demographic determinants of Under-five mortality in rural northern Ghana” BMC International Health and Human Rights, 14:24 (21 August 2014)

7. Bawah AA, Phillips JF, Asuming PO, Bangha M and M Vaughan-Smith. 2013. “Does the Contribution of Women to Household Expenditure Explain Contraceptive Use? An Assessment of the Relevance of Bargaining Theory to Africa”, African Population Studies 27, No 2.

8. Hirschhorn,LR, Baynes, B, Sherr, K., Chintu N, Awoonor-Williams, K., Finnegan, K.Philips, JF., Anatole, M, Bawah, AA, Basinga P. 2013. “Approaches to ensuring and improving quality in the context of health system strengthening: a cross-site analysis of the five African Health Initiative Partnership programs” BMC Health Services Research, 13(Suppl 2):S8 (31 May 2013).

9. Awoonor-Williams, J, Bawah, AA, Nyonator, FK, Asuru, R, Oduro, A, Ofosu, Aand JF Phillips. 2013. “The Ghana essential health interventions program: a plausibility trial of the impact of health systems strengthening on maternal & child survival” BMC Health Services Research, 13 (Suppl 2):S3 (31 May 2013).

10. Phillips, JF, Jackson, EJ, Bawah, AA, MacLeod, B, Adongo, Baynes, C and J. Williams. 2012. “The Long-term Fertility Impact of the Navrongo Project in Northern Ghana”, Studies in Family Planning, 43(3): 175–190.

11. Oduro, RA, Wak, G, Azongo, D, Debpuur,C, Wontuo, P, Kondayire, F, Welaga, P, Bawah, AA, Nazzar, A, Williams, J, Hodgson, A and F. Binka. 2012. “Profile of the Navrongo Health and Demographic Surveillance System”, International Journal of Epidemiology, 41:968–976.

12. Bangha M, Diagne A, Bawah AA, and Sankoh O. 2010. “Monitoring the millennium development goals: The potential role of the INDEPTH Network” Global Health Action. 3 (5517).

13. Kowal P, Kahn K, Nawi Ng, Naidoo N, Abdullah S, Bawah AA, et al. 2010. “Ageing and adult health status in eight lower-income countries: the INDEPTH WHO-SAGE collaboration” Global Health Action Supplement 2, 2010. DOI: 10.3402/gha.v3i0.5302.

14. Khan PK, Nawi Ng, Ezeh A, Naidoo N, Abdullah S, Bawah AA, Binka F, Chuc NT, Debpuur C, Ezeh A et al. 2010. “Ageing and adult health status in eight lower-income countries: the INDEPTH WHO-SAGE collaboration” Global Health Action. Supplement 2, 11-22

15. Nawi Ng, Paul k, Khan K, Naidoo N, Abdullah S, Bawah AA, Binka F, Chuc NT, Debpuur C, Egondi T et al. 2010. “Health inequities among older men and women in Africa and Asia: Evidence from eight health and demographic surveillance system sites in the INDEPTH WHO-SAGE study” Global Health Action. Supplement 2, 96-107

16. Bawah AA, Phillips, JF, Adjuik, MA. Binka, FN, MacLeod, BB Vaughan-Smith MN. 2010. “Immunizations, poverty and child survival in Kassena-Nankana District of northern Ghana.” Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 38: 95–103.

17. Bawah AA and Binka FN. 2007. “How many years of life could be saved if malaria were eliminated from a hyperendemic area of northern Ghana?” American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 77 (Supplement 6), 145-152.

18. Binka FN, Bawah AA, Phillips JP, Hodgson, A, Adjuik MA and Macleod BB. 2007. “Rapid achievement of the child survival millennium development goal: evidence from the Navrongo experiment in northern Ghana” Tropical Medicine and International Health, vol 12, 5: 578-583.

19. Baiden F, Bawah AA, Biai S., Binka FN, Boerma T. et al. 2007. “Setting international standards for verbal autopsy.” Bulletin of World Health Organization, 85 (570-571).

20. AbouZahr C, Cleland J Coullare F,Macfarlane SB, Notzon FC, Setel P, Szreter S, Anderson RN, Bawah AA, Betrán AP, Binka F et al. 2007. “The Way Forward”. Lancet, 29: 370 (9601):1791-9. Epub 2007 Oct 29.

21. Phillips JF, Bawah AA, and FN Binka. 2006. “Accelerating national reproductive and child health program implementation with research: The Navrongo experiment in Ghana.” Bulletin of World Health Organization, 84 (949-955).

22. Baiden FA. Hodgson, Adjuik, MA, Bawah AA and FN Binka. 2006. “Trend and causes of neonatal mortality in the Kassena–Nankana district of northern Ghana, 1995–2002” Tropical Medicine and International Health. 11(4): 532-539.

23. Bawah AA and Zuberi T. 2005. “Socioeconomic status and child mortality in southern Africa,” Genus, vol. LXI, 1-2.

24. Noumbissi A, Bawah AA and Zuberi T. 2005. “Parental survival and residential patterns in South Africa”: In: The Demography of South Africa, edited by (eds) Zuberi, T., Sibanda, A. and Udjo, E, M.E Sharpe Publications, New York.

25. Bawah AA and Zuberi T. 2004. “Socioeconomic status and child mortality: An illustration using housing and household characteristics from African census data”, African Population Studies, Supplement B (Population and Health Issues in Africa), vol. 19: 9-29.

26. Zuberi T, Sibanda A, Bawah, AA and A. Noumbissi. 2003. “Population and African society”, Annual Reviews of Sociology, 29:465-85.

27. Bawah AA 2002. “Spousal communication and family planning behavior in Navrongo: A longitudinal assessment,” Studies in Family Planning, 33(2): 185–194

28. Debpuur C. and A A. Bawah. 2002. “Are reproductive preferences stable? Evidence from rural northern Ghana,” Genus, LVIII: (2):63-89.

29. Ngom P, Akweongo P, Adongo P, Bawah AA, and Binka F. 1999. “Maternal mortality among the Kasena-Nankana of northern Ghana” Studies in Family Planning, 30(2):142-147

30. Bawah A.A, Akweongo P, Phillips JP and Simmons R. 1999. “Women’s fears and men’s anxieties: The impact of family planning on gender relations in northern Ghana” Studies in Family Planning, 30(1): 54-66

Books/Book Reviews

31. Pierre N and Bawah AA. 2004. INDEPTH Model Life Tables for sub-Saharan Africa, Publishers: Asghate Publishing Group, UK. (Co-author)

32. Bawah AA. 2006. Improving Health, Nutrition and Population Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Role of the World Bank. Washington, DC: The World Bank, Pp 300. Book review published in Population and Development Review, Volume 32, Issue 1. First published online: 23 MAR 2006

Accepted for Publication

Jackson EJ, Bawah AA, Baynes CD, McFadden KL, Williams EJ and JF Phillips. 2015. “The validity of survey data for measuring family planning service impact in a rural locality of northern Ghana” Studies in Family Planning.