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Dr Adam Fusheini

PositionLecturer in Public Health
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine
QualificationsBA(Hons) (Ghana), MPhil (Bergen), MSocSc (Aalborg), PhD (Ulster)
Research summaryPublic policy and health systems
Teaching
  • PUBH 714: Public Policy and Health Systems
  • PUBH 203: Health Policy and Politics: Global and Local

Research

My main research interests are in health policy and health systems research; health financing and universal health coverage (UHC) including health insurance systems; health systems governance and healthcare management; public policy analysis and implementation; and qualitative and mixed methods methodological issues in health.

Additional details

Postgraduate Supervision (Current Students)

  • Samuel Egyakwa Ankomah (PhD) The Role of Patient-Public Involvement in Health Systems improvement in Ghana
  • Klang Nemba (MPH) Role of traditional medicine on health-seeking behaviour and the impact on self-perceived health outcomes – A qualitative study in Papua New Guinea

Publications

Fusheini, A. (2020). Healthcare financing reforms: Ghana's national health insurance. In K. Okma & T. Tenbensel (Eds.), Health reforms across the world: The experience of twelve small and medium-sized nations with changing their healthcare systems. (pp. 25-54). Singapore: World Scientific. doi: 10.1142/9789811208928_0002

Amedonu, E. K., Aniaku, J. K., & Fusheini, A. (2020). Assessment of high school students' knowledge, attitudes and vaccination status of hepatitis B virus in Hohoe, Ghana: A cross-sectional study. Open Public Health Journal, 13, 298-305. doi: 10.2174/1874944502013010298

Kumah, E., Ankomah, S. E., Fusheini, A., Sarpong, E. K., Anyimadu, E., Quist, A., & Koomson, B. (2020). Frameworks for health systems performance assessment: How comprehensive is Ghana's Holistic Assessment Tool? Global Health Research & Policy, 5, 10. doi: 10.1186/s41256-020-00139-2

Adam, A., & Fusheini, A. (2020). Knowledge, risk of infection, and vaccination status of hepatitis B virus among rural high school students in Nanumba North and South Districts of Ghana. PLoS ONE, 15(4), e0231930. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231930

Aniaku, J. K., Amedonu, E. K., & Fusheini, A. (2019). Assessment of knowledge, attitude and vaccination status of hepatitis B among nursing training students in Ho, Ghana. Annals of Global Health, 58(1), 18. doi: 10.5334/aogh.750

Chapter in Book - Research

Fusheini, A. (2020). Healthcare financing reforms: Ghana's national health insurance. In K. Okma & T. Tenbensel (Eds.), Health reforms across the world: The experience of twelve small and medium-sized nations with changing their healthcare systems. (pp. 25-54). Singapore: World Scientific. doi: 10.1142/9789811208928_0002

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Journal - Research Article

Amedonu, E. K., Aniaku, J. K., & Fusheini, A. (2020). Assessment of high school students' knowledge, attitudes and vaccination status of hepatitis B virus in Hohoe, Ghana: A cross-sectional study. Open Public Health Journal, 13, 298-305. doi: 10.2174/1874944502013010298

Adam, A., & Fusheini, A. (2020). Knowledge, risk of infection, and vaccination status of hepatitis B virus among rural high school students in Nanumba North and South Districts of Ghana. PLoS ONE, 15(4), e0231930. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231930

Kumah, E., Ankomah, S. E., Fusheini, A., Sarpong, E. K., Anyimadu, E., Quist, A., & Koomson, B. (2020). Frameworks for health systems performance assessment: How comprehensive is Ghana's Holistic Assessment Tool? Global Health Research & Policy, 5, 10. doi: 10.1186/s41256-020-00139-2

Aniaku, J. K., Amedonu, E. K., & Fusheini, A. (2019). Assessment of knowledge, attitude and vaccination status of hepatitis B among nursing training students in Ho, Ghana. Annals of Global Health, 58(1), 18. doi: 10.5334/aogh.750

Ayanore, M. A., Pavlova, M., Kugbey, N., Fusheini, A., Tetteh, J., Ayanore, A. A., … Groot, W. (2019). Health insurance coverage, type of payment for health insurance, and reasons for not being insured under the National Health Insurance Scheme in Ghana. Health Economics Review, 9, 39. doi: 10.1186/s13561-019-0255-5

Fusheini, A., Eyles, J., & Goudge, J. (2018). The place of private care governance in the South African health care system. International Journal of Health Planning & Management, 33, e999-e1013. doi: 10.1002/hpm.2578

Fusheini, A., Eyles, J., & Goudge, J. (2017). The state of public hospital governance and management in a South African hospital: A case study. International Journal of Healthcare, 3(2), 68-77. doi: 10.5430/ijh.v3n2p68

Fusheini, A., Marnoch, G., & Gray, A. M. (2017). Stakeholders perspectives on the success drivers in Ghana's National Health Insurance Scheme: Identifying policy translation issues. International Journal of Health Policy & Management, 6(5), 273-283. doi: 10.15171/ijhpm.2016.133

Fusheini, A., Marnoch, G., & Gray, A. M. (2017). Implementation challenges of the National Health Insurance Scheme in selected districts in Ghana: Evidence from the field. International Journal of Public Administration, 40(5), 416-426. doi: 10.1080/01900692.2015.1127963

Tarkang, E. E., Pietra, V., Adam, A., Fusheini, A., Kweku, M., & Pencille, L. (2016). Perceptions regarding HIV/AIDS and risky behaviours among prison inmates in Southwest region of Cameroon. International Journal of HIV/AIDS & Research, 3(8), 121-126. doi: 10.19070/2379-1586-1600024

Fusheini, A. (2016). The politico-economic challenges of Ghana's National Health Insurance Scheme implementation. International Journal of Health Policy & Management, 5(9), 543-552. doi: 10.15171/ijhpm.2016.47

Fusheini, A., & Eyles, J. (2016). Achieving universal health coverage in South Africa through a district health system approach: Conflicting ideologies of health care provision. BMC Health Services Research, 16, 558. doi: 10.1186/s12913-016-1797-4

Fusheini, A., Eyles, J., & Goudge, J. (2016). The social determinants of health and the role of the health care system: A case study of the significance of good governance in public hospitals in South Africa. Health, 8(12), 1288-1306. doi: 10.4236/health.2016.812131

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