Princess Ruhama Acheampong, PhD

International Scholar

  •  Lecturer, Health Promotion and Education, School of Public Health | Kwame Nkrumah University of Science of Technology (KNUST)
  •  Ghana
  •   Informal settlements | M-health | Maternal Child Health | Non-communicable disease | Nutrition | Public Health

Languages: English (Fluent), French (Fluent), Twi (Fluent), Dagbani (Fluent), Mampruli (Fluent)

Bio statement

Dr. Princess Ruhama Acheampong is a Lecturer at the School of Public Health of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. Having been motivated to find the ‘whys’ of losing her 5-year-old brother to anemia due to malaria, Princess developed a passion for pursuing Nutrition and Public Health. Princess has since been involved in improving maternal and child health in disadvantaged populations. For her PhD., Princess developed a theory-based mHealth intervention to improve the nutritional status of children under-5 in rural communities. Princess hopes to impart the lives of African girls from disadvantaged homes through mentoring.

Recent global health projects

I am currently involved in studying the determinants of health in the further development of an intervention that seeks to improve health-seeking behavior in urban slums of the Ashanti Region of Ghana. This is essential in preparedness for future pandemics and other issues of public health importance.

Selected publications

1.Acquah-Gyan E, Acheampong PR, Mohammed A, Adjei TK, Agyapong E, Twumasi-Ankrah S, et al. (2022) User experiences of a mobile phone-based health information and surveillance system (mHISS): A case of caregivers of children under-five in rural communities in Ghana. PLoS ONE 17(1): e0261806. https://doi. org/10.1371/journal.pone.0261806

2.Adjei TK, Mohammed A, Acheampong PR, Acquah-Gyan E, Sylverken A, Twumasi-Ankrah S, et al. (2021) Determinants of a mobile phone-based Interactive Voice Response (mIVR) system for monitoring childhood illnesses in a rural district of Ghana: Empirical evidence from the UTAUT model. PLoS ONE 16(3): e0248363.

3.Mohammed, A., Acheampong, P.R., Otupiri, E. et al. Mobile phone short message service (SMS) as a malaria control tool: a quasi-experimental study. BMC Public Health 19, 1193 (2019).