Danida alumni, Seth Kwabena Amponsah, on 24th February 2017 won University of Ghana Vice-Chancellor’s Award for the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in the Sciences. He received it during the Annual Academic Awards Ceremony organized by the University.
Dr. Amponsah’s PhD was sponsored by the Health Platform of Building Stronger Universities (BSU) in Developing Countries Initiative, a DANIDA funded collaboration between Danish Universities and University of Ghana.
Dr. Amponsah’s thesis was titled “Amikacin treatment with or without aminophylline in neonates with suspected sepsis at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital: a pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic study”.
The research focused on optimizing drug treatment of infections among newborns at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana. The disposition of the antibiotic amikacin, used in treatment of infections among newborns at the Hospital, was evaluated during this research.
Prof. George O. Adjei (University of Ghana), Prof. Christabel Enweronu-Laryea (University of Ghana), and Prof. Jorgen A. L. Kurtzhals (University of Copenhagen) supervised the doctoral dissertation.