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Professor Stephen Tabiri, Country lead

Dean, University for Development Studies School of Medicine

Consultant Surgeon, Tamale Teaching Hospital

The professor of surgery teaches surgery at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is responsible for postgraduate training in surgery and the convenor of Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons’ Basic Surgical Science Training Course in the Tamale Teaching Hospital. Professor Tabiri is the Ghana National Lead of Global Surgery and as a co-applicant secured more than £3.9 million in research funding to improve surgical care and outcomes in the low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). He has successfully established a Global Surgery Ghana Hub in Tamale, with the objective of building and sustaining surgical research throughout Ghana. He was recently appointed as a co-director of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) on Global Health Unit in the University of Birmingham, UK.

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Stephen Tabiri


Dr Napoleon Bellua Sam, Co-investigator

Dr Napoleon is a Senior Lecturer and head of Department at the Department of Medical Research and Innovation, School of Medicine, University for Development Studies (UDS).  He is a professional Statistician, Biostatistician, Epidemiologist, and a Scholar at Leaders of Africa Institute. Napoleon is the manager of Ghana Data Centre which offers training on data management, statistical packages and data analysis for students, lecturers, residents, medical doctors and the various spokes at the Ghana Hub, NIHR-Global Surgery Unit as well as advancing research. He is also the Deputy Director for Ghana Hub, NIHR-Global Surgery Unit and a member of the Education Committee of NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery. I am a member of AMPATH Ghana and also part of the research committee.

Napoleon is a multidisciplinary researcher, whose research interests cover mental health, climate change, maternal health and adolescents with special emphasis on Evidence Based Medicine, Efficiency Measurement in Health Care, Effect of meteorological factors on diseases and Statistical and mathematical modeling. He is knowledgeable in Community, engagement and involvement in research and is also keenly involved in community development works. Napoleon introduces a variety of statistical techniques to real and complex datasets, interprets and reports statistical output. He holds a degree of command over some statistical software applications and data visualization software. He is a member of Ghana Statistical Association and International Biometric Society, Ghana Region.

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Research Gate: Napoleon Bellua Sam

Academia: Napoleon B. Sam