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Emmanuel Banchani



BA (Integrated Development Studies), University for Development Studies, Ghana

MPhil Business Administration (Health Services Management option), University of Ghana

MA Sociology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Supervisor: Dr. Eric Y Tenkorang

Thesis Title: Lived experiences of people with Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Ghana

This study focuses on lived experiences of patients with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Ghana. This study is interested in examining the social support mechanisms, the economic burden, and coping strategies of patients with cancer, stroke, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Ghana’s epidemiologic transition has witnessed a shift from infectious diseases to NCDs which are threat to the productive labour force. Hence, there is a compounding challenge of dealing with a double burden of diseases that threaten the health system.

Previous studies on NCDs in Ghana have mainly focused on risk factors attributable to these rising epidemics (Amoah, et al. 2002; Biritwum et al. 2003; Amoah 2003, Amoah et al. 2012; Cook-Hynch et al. 2012) with little focus on the experiences of people with these chronic conditions. The few studies that have examined the social discourses on these diseases have focused on lay perceptions of chronic diseases (de-Graft, 2012). The objectives of this study are to examine the social support mechanisms for people with NCDs, to find out the economic burden of these diseases on households, and to determine the coping strategies among people living with these diseases in Ghana.

Research Interests:

Non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan AfricaHealth and developmentHealth services researchPopulation health

Recent Publications

Under Review

Emmanuel, Banchani, Eric Y. Tenkorang. “Implementation challenges of maternal health care in Ghana: the case of health care providers in the Tamale Metropolis”.

Emmanuel, Banchani, Eric, Y. Tenkorang. “Occupational types and antenatal care attendance among women in Ghana”.

Work in Progress

Emmanuel, Banchani. ''Impact of foreign aid on maternal mortality.

Emmanuel, Banchani, Eric, Y. Tenkorang. Timing of domestic violence in Nigeria: what are the contextual factors?