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Agbessi
Amouzou
,
PhD

Associate Professor
Agbessi Amouzou

Departmental Affiliations

Primary
Division
Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E5616
Baltimore
Maryland
21205
US        

Research Interests

Demography; child health and mortality; causes of death; coverage of maternal, newborn and child health interventions; health equity; large scale program evaluation; household surveys; mortality surveillance
Experiences & Accomplishments
Education
PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2006
MHS
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2003
MSc
University of Lomé
1994
BSc
University of Lomé
1993
Overview
My research interests include measuring and monitoring coverage of maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) interventions, mortality, and causes of death, assessing socio-economic inequalities in MNCH as well as social and behavioral determinants of fertility and family planning. I am particularly interested in the implementation of mortality and causes of death surveillance systems and the effectiveness evaluation of large-scale MNCH programs in low-income countries.
Honors & Awards
2010 Global Health Faculty Award
2004 Delta Omega Honorary Society, Public Health Alpha Chapter
2001-2006 Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health’s doctoral scholarship
1995-1997 United Nations Population Fund’s Scholarship for Master in demography
1990-1994 Government of Togo's undergraduate college scholarship
Select Publications
Selected publications since 2015
  • Amouzou A, Maiga A, Faye CM, Chakwera S, Melesse DY, Mutua MK et al. Health service utilization during the COVID-19 pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa in 2020: a multicounty empirical assessment with a focus on maternal, newborn and child health services. BMJ Global Health 2022;7:e008069. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2021-008069
  • Amouzou A, Jiwani S, da Silva I, Carvajal-Aguirre L, Maiga A, Vaz L. Closing the inequality gaps in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health coverage: slow and fast progressors. BMJ Global Health. 2020; 5:e002230. doi:10.1136/ bmjgh-2019-002230
  • Amouzou A, Leslie, HH, Ram M, Fox M, Jiwani S, Requejo J, Marchant T, Munos MK, Vaz LME, Weiss W, Hayashi C, Boerma Ties. Advances in the measurement of coverage for RMNCH and nutrition: from contact to effective coverage. BMJ Global Health. 2019; 0:e001297. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2018-001297.
  • Amouzou A, Hazel E, Shaw B, Miller N, Tafesse M, Mekonnen Y, Moulton L, Bryce J, Black R. 2016. Effects of the integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illness strategy on child mortality in Ethiopia: A cluster randomized trial. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 94(3):596-604. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0586.
  • Bryce J, Amouzou A, Victora C, Jones G, Silva S, Hill K, Black RE and the RMM Working Group. 2016. Real time monitoring of under-five mortality: Lessons for strengthened vital statistics systems. PLoS Med 13(1): e1001904. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001904
Projects
Real Accountability: Data Analysis for Results - RADAR
Countdown to 2030 Exemplars in Global Health Maternal and Neonatal Mortality
Countrywide Mortality Surveillance for Action COMSA
Countdown to 2030 Phase II - Data Analysis Center & GFF Country Collaboration
Rapid Mortality Mobile Phone Surveys during COVID-19
Global Age Patterns of Under-Five Mortality (COMSA Mozambique)
Exemplar Study in Niger: In-depth Retrospective Case Study of Success Factors in the Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality.
Countdown 2030 Phase I - Regional Initiative - Strengthening analysis and evidence for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent’s Health in West and Central Africa
Real Accountability: Data Analysis For Results (RADAR)
Regional scoping study for the West Africa Capacity-building and Impact Evaluation (WACIE) Program
Understanding the Impact of Covid-19 on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health & Nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa
Assessment of mortality data and surveillance in five West African countries