Woezor - Welcome here!
I am a PhD student in
spatial epidemiology at the
University of Southampton. I am an interdisciplinary researcher with backgrounds in public health, geography and research methods. Before coming to Southampton, I practiced as a
public health officer with the Ghana Health Service. I worked with Good Neigbors Ghana, an international NGO as
monitoring and evaluation lead on all projects. I am a member of the
WorldPop research team at Southampton. I am a
ESRC South Coast DTP scholar, having received generous funding from both institutions for my masters degrees and ongoing PhD.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Mapping access to basic hygiene services in low- and middle-income countries: A cross-sectional case study of geospatial disparities
Abstract Handwashing with water and soap is among the most a cost-effective interventions to improve public health. Yet billions of people globally lacking handwashing facilities with water and soap on premises, with gaps particularly found in low- and middle-income countries. Targeted efforts to expand access to basic hygiene services require data at geospatially explicit scales. Drawing on country-specific cross-sectional Demographic and Health Surveys with georeferenced hygiene data, we developed an ensemble machine learning model to predict the prevalence of basic hygiene facilities in Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan and Uganda.Read more