Dr. Samuel K. Dadzie

Dr. Samuel K. Dadzie

Parasitology Department


Research Area Strengths: Malaria Entomology, Insecticide Resistance, Vector Bionomics, Vector Control Interventions


Research Group(s): Vector Research Groups, Malaria, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD)

Ongoing Research

  1. Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) Japan, Dr Samuel Dadzie (PI) 2015-2020

Surveillance of arthropod-borne viruses in Ghana based on virome analysis of hematophagous arthropods

  1. Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) Japan, Dr Joseph Kofi Bonney (PI) 2015-2020

Molecular Epidemiology of Dengue Fever and Chikungunya Viruses in Ghana

Role: Co-investigator

  1. NAMRU-3, Egypt Dr Joseph Diclaro (PI) 2015-2018

Ecological, environmental, and human Surveillance for tick-borne infections in some sites in Ghana

Role: Co-investigator

  1. World Health Organization Pesticide Evaluation Scheme (PI) 2014-2018

Large-scale (Phase III) evaluation of efficacy, fabric integrity and community acceptability of long-lasting insecticidal nets in Ghana Role: PI

  1. USAID-Presidential Malaria Initiative Daniel Boakye (PI) 2009-2018

Monitoring of Indoor Residual Spraying program in Northern Ghana

Role: Co-investigator

Affiliated Departments/Institutions:

  • Department of Parasitology, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana.
  • African Regional Postgraduate Programme for Insect Sciences (ARPPIS), University of Ghana
  • Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

Professional Organizations:

  1. 2017- Member, Steering Committee for the Malaria Impact Evaluation of the Ghana National Malaria Control Programme
  2. 2017- Consultant (WHO), Drafted and formulated the Insecticide Resistance Monitoring and Management Plan for the Ghana National Malaria Control Programme
  3. 2015 - Member, Malaria Research Advisory Group of the National Malaria Control Program, Ghana
  4. 2015 - Member and Leader, Vector Control Group of Malaria Consortium of the University of Ghana
  5. 2015 – Member, Review Committee of the Integrated Malaria Vector Control Policy for Ghana
  6. 2014 - Member, Malaria Performance Review of the National Malaria Control Programme in Ghana
  7. 2014 - Focal person for African Network of Vector Resistance (ANVR/WHO/AFRO) in Ghana
  8. 2013 - Program Manager of National Insecticide Resistance Monitoring Partnership
  9. 2013 - Member, Intra-country advisory committee on Neglected Tropical Diseases in Ghana
  10. 2011- Leader/Advisor (Ghana), WHO expert team on Entomology and Vector Control Teaching Modules (2012-date)
  11. 2009 - Member and Chair of the Insecticide Resistance Sub-Committee, Malaria vector control technical advisory committee of the Ghana National Malaria Control Programme (2010-date)
  12. 2009- Member, Technical Advisory Committee of Zoomlion Nationwide Mosquito Control, Ghana
  13. 2001- Member, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2002-date)

Research Interests

I am a Research Fellow and a Medical Entomologist at the Parasitology Department of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research. I hold a PhD in Vector Biology from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK. I have extensive experience in Medical Entomology in both field and laboratory techniques. My research interest focuses on vector biology with emphasis on the application of modern methods to address the burden of vector-borne diseases. I am a member of several committees in Ghana including the Malaria Vector Control Oversight Committee of the Ghana National Malaria Control Programme, Intra-country advisory committee on Neglected Tropical Diseases, Technical Advisory Committee of Zoomlion Nationwide Mosquito Control Programme. I am also the Focal person for African Network of Vector Resistance (ANVR/WHO/AFRO) in Ghana and currently developed and coordinates the National Insecticide Resistance Monitoring Partnership in Ghana. I am a member of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Current Research Supervision:


2017-2018 Danielle Ladzekpo

MPH School of Public Health, University of Ghana

Thesis title: “Distribution and abundance of tick species and their prefered attachment sites on cattle in six sites in Ghana”


  • Medical entomology
  • Vector control
  • Vector-borne diseases
  • Epidemiological Entomology
  • NTDs
  • Insecticide resistance

Key/Notable Publications

  • Joseph Chabi, Miracle C. Eziefule, Rebecca Pwalia, Joannitta Joannides, Dorothy Obuobi, Godwin Amlalo, Charlotte A. Addae, Iddrisu Alidu, Dominic Acquah-Baidoo, Samuel Akporh, Sampson Gbagba, Kwadwo K. Frempong, Melinda P. Hadi, Helen Pates Jamet, Samuel K. Dadzie (2018) Impact of Urban Agriculture on the Species Distribution and Insecticide Resistance Profile of Anopheles gambiaes. and Anopheles coluzzii in Accra Metropolis, Ghana, Advances in Entomology 6, 198-211 ISSN Online: 2331-2017
  • Samuel K. Dadzie, Joseph Chabi, Andy Asafu-Adjaye, Otubea Owusu-Akrofi, Aba Baffoe-Wilmot, Keziah Malm, Constance Bart-Plange, Sylvester Coleman, Maxwell A. Appawu and Daniel A. Boakye (2017)

Evaluation of piperonyl butoxide (PBO) in enhancing the efficacy of pyrethroid insecticides against resistant Anopheles gambiae s.l. (Diptera: Culicidae) in Ghana Malar J 16:342, DOI 10.1186/s12936-017-1960-3

  • Sandra A. King, Bibian Onayifeke, Jewelna Akorli, Isaie Sibomana, Joseph Chabi ,

Theresa Manful-Gwira, Samuel Dadzie, Takashi Suzuki, Michael D. Wilson, Daniel A.

Boakye, Dziedzom K. de Souza 2017 The role of detoxification enzymes in the adaptation of the major malaria vector Anopheles gambiae to polluted water J Med Entomol. Sep 6. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjx164.

  • Sylvester Coleman, Samuel K. Dadzie, Aklilu Seyoum, Yemane Yihdego, Peter Mumba, Dereje Dengela, Philip Ricks, Kristen George, Christen Fornadel, Daniel Szumlas, Paul Psychas, Jacob Williams, Maxwell A. Appawu, Daniel A. Boakye 2017 A reduction in malaria transmission intensity in Northern Ghana after 7 years of indoor residual spraying Malaria Journal 16: 324-334
  • Daisuke Kobayashi, Mitsuko Ohashi, Joseph H. N. Osei, Esinam Agbosu, Millicent Opoku, Alfred Agbekudzi, Joannitta Joannides, Ryosuke Fujita, Toshinori Sasaki, J.H. Kofi Bonney, Samuel Dadzie, , Haruhiko Isawa, Kyoko Sawabe, Nobuo Ohta 2017 Detection of a novel putative phlebovirus and first isolation of Dugbe virus from ticks in Accra, Ghana 2017 Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases 8, 4:640-645
  • Samuel Dadzie, Maxwell A Appawu, Clement Kerah-Hinzoumbe, Martin C Akogbeto, Michele Adimazoya, Demba Kodindo Israel, Amen Nakebang Fadel, Jacob Williams 2016 Species composition and insecticide resistance status of Anopheles gambiael (Culicidae) in Kome, Southern Chad and the implications for malaria control, Parasites & Vectors, 9:465-473
  • Hitoshi Kawada, Yukiko Higa, Kyoko Futami , Yuto Muranami, Emiko Kawashima, Joseph HN Osei, Kojo Yirenkyi Sakyi, Samuel Dadzie, Dziedzom K. de Souza, Maxwell Appawu, Nobuo Ohta, Takashi Suzuki, Noboru Minakawa 2016 Discovery of Point Mutations in the Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel from African Aedes aegypti Populations: Potential Phylogenetic Reasons for Gene Introgression PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10(6): e0004780. doi
  • Joseph Chabi, Philip Kweku Baidoo, Alex Kojo Datsomor, Dora Okyere, Aikins Ablorde, Alidu Iddrisu, Michael David Wilson, Samuel Kweku Dadzie, Helen Pates Jamet, Joseph Diclaro II, 2016 Insecticide susceptibility of natural populations of Anopheles coluzzii and Anopheles gambiaes. from Okyereko irrigation site, Ghana, West Africa, Parasites & Vectors, 9;162-170
  • Takashi Suzuki, Joseph HN Osei, Akihiro Sasaki, Michelle Adimazoya, Maxwell Appawu, Daniel Boakye, Nobuo Ohta, Samuel Dadzie 2016 Risk of transmission of viral haemorrhagic fevers and the insecticide susceptibility status of Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus) in Southern Ghana, Ghana Med J; 50(2): xx-xx
  • Kwame Gakpey, Aba Baffoe-Wilmot, Keziah L. Malm, Samuel Dadzie and Constance Bart-Plange Strategies towards attainment of Universal Coverage of Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINs) Distribution: Experiences and lessons from Ghana 2016 Parasites & Vectors.2016, 9:35

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