Search Our Site

+233 030 2501178/79


Name:Prof. Kwabena Mante Bosompem
 Telephone:+233-302-501178/9, +233-302-501180
 Fax: +233 -302-502182

 Department: Parasitology

 Administrative Role: Director


Prof. Kwabena Mante Bosompem is the Director of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), University of Ghana.
He led a team of researchers at NMIMR to develop a cost effective, non-invasive, rapid field-applicable monoclonal antibody-based dipstick assay for urinary schistosomiasis.

Prof. K. M Bosompem served as member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Task Force on African Trypanosomiasis, and he was consultant to the WHO on several occasions.  He also served as a member of the Editorial Board of “Parasitology International”. He has lectured in Applied Parasitology, Microbiology/Immunology and Veterinary Microbiology and trained students including undergraduates; Higher National Diplomas (HND), BSc, M.Phils and Ph.Ds. from several universities including the University of Ghana, the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, and the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands. He has over “70 publications in International Journals and he has contributed to pioneering work on toxoplasmosis and biomining.

Prof. Bosompem has been Chairman of the Research Board of the College of Health Sciences (comprised of the University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, School of Public Health, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences). He was a member of the Board of the National Biosafety Authority of Ghana. He is also a Member of Ghana’s Committee for implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNHCR) 1540 on Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) materials. He is also Team Leader of the Sub-committee on – Biological non-proliferation; and member of CBRN Centres of Excellence “Project 17” for “Establishing a national response plan in Ghana and Kenya for responding to unauthorized events involving CBRN”. He was also National President of the Ghana Red Cross Society.

His biography was published in the Millennium Edition of Marquis WHO’s WHO (2000) recognising today’s global leaders in every important field of endeavour. Through his interest in social research and development, he initiated the philosophy and concept of comprehensive community mobilization through Community Directed Development, and he is the Founder of Community Directed Development Foundation (CDDF).

Research Interests

  • Advancing one health, integrating accurate diagnostics, limiting zoonoses, disease prevention and elimination.
  • Developing health systems, strategic partnerships and safety nets for livelihoods improvement.
  • Strengthening local governance and people’s participation for reaching development targets in health, including SDGs.




Recent Publications 

  1. Kulinkina AV, Kosinski KC, Plummer JD, Durant JL, Bosompem KM, Adjei MN, Griffiths JK, Gute DM, Naumova EN. (2017). Indicators of improved water access in the context of schistosomiasis transmission in rural Eastern Region, Ghana. Sci Total Environ. 2017 Feb 1;579:1745-1755. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.140. PMID:
  2. Tekwu EM, Bosompem KM, Anyan WK, Appiah-Opong R, Owusu KB, Tettey MD, Kissi FA, Appiah AA, Penlap Beng V, Nyarko AK. (2017). In Vitro Assessment of Anthelmintic Activities of Rauwolfia vomitoria (Apocynaceae) Stem Bark and Roots against Parasitic Stages of Schistosoma mansoni and Cytotoxic Study. J Parasitol Res. 2017;2017:2583969. doi: 10.1155/2017/2583969. Epub 2017 Feb 28. PMID: 28348881 [PubMed].
  3. Lodh N, Mikita K, Bosompem KM, Anyan WK, Quartey JK, Otchere J, Shiff CJ, (2017). Point of care diagnosis of multiple schistosome parasites: Species-specific DNA detection in urine by loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP). Acta Trop. 2017 Sep;173:125-129. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica. 2017.06.015. Epub 2017 Jun 12. PMID: 28619672 [PubMed].
  4. Markakpo US, Bosompem KM, Dzodzomenyo M, Danso-Appiah A, Essuman EE, Anyan WK, Suzuki M, Stephens JK, Anim-Baidoo I, Asmah RH, Ofori MF, Madjitey P, Danquah JB, Frempong NA, Kwofie KD, Amoa-Bosompem M, Sullivan D Jr, Fobil JN, Quakyi IA (2016). Minimising invasiveness in diagnostics: developing a rapid urine-based monoclonal antibody dipstick test for malaria. Trop Med Int Health. 2016 Oct;21(10):1263-1271. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12744. PMID:
  5. Alnasser Y, Ferradas C, Clark T, Calderon M, Gurbillon A, Gamboa D, McKakpo US, Quakyi IA, Bosompem KM, Sullivan DJ, Vinetz JM, Gilman RH. (2016). Colorimetric Detection of Plasmodium vivax in Urine Using MSP10 Oligonucleotides and Gold Nanoparticles. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Oct 5;10(10):e0005029. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005029. Erratum in: PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Nov 9;10 (11):e0005143. PMID:
  6. Alnasser Y, Ferradas C, Clark T, Calderon M, Gurbillon A, Gamboa D, McKakpo US, Quakyi IA, Bosompem KM, Sullivan DJ, Vinetz JM, Gilman RH (2016). Correction: Colorimetric Detection of Plasmodium vivax in Urine Using MSP10 Oligonucleotides and Gold Nanoparticles. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Nov 9;10(11):e0005143. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005143. PMID:
  7. Danso-Appiah A, Minton J, Boamah D, Otchere J, Asmah RH, Rodgers M, Bosompem KM, Eusebi P, De Vlas SJ (2016). Accuracy of point-of-care testing for circulatory cathodic antigen in the detection of schistosome infection: systematic review and meta-analysis. Bull World Health Organ. 2016 Jul 1;94(7):522-533A. doi: 10.2471/BLT.15.158741. Review. PMID:
  8. Kosinski KC, Kulinkina AV, Tybor D, Osabutey D, Bosompem KM, Naumova EN. (2016). Agreement among Four Prevalence Metrics for Urogenital Schistosomiasis in the Eastern Region of Ghana (2016). Biomed Res Int. 2016;2016:7627358. doi: 10.1155/2016/7627358. PMID:
  9. Tekwu EM, Anyan WK, Boamah D, Baffour-Awuah KO, Keyetat Tekwu S, Penlap Beng V, Nyarko AK, Bosompem KM. (2016). Mechanically produced schistosomula as a higher-throughput tools for phenotypic pre-screening in drug sensitivity assays: current research and future trends. Biomark Res. 2016 Nov 22;4:21. Review. PMID:
  10. Yirenya-Tawiah DR, Ackumey MM, Bosompem KM. (2016). Knowledge and awareness of genital involvement and reproductive health consequences of urogenital schistosomiasis in endemic communities in Ghana: a cross-sectional study. Reprod Health. 2016 Sep 21;13(1):117. PMID:






Contact us


P.O. Box LG 581
Legon, Accra

+233 030 2501178/79