Paschal Awingura Apanga

Paschal Awingura Apanga

Ph.D. Student - Epidemiology


Research interests 

My current research focuses on understanding and quantifying the interrelationships between access to water, water fetching, breastfeeding practices, and child health outcomes in low and middle-income countries

Faculty mentors

  • Dr. Joshua Garn


  • 2019: GSA Outstanding International Graduate Student Scholarship, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 2017: Graduate Dean’s Merit Scholar,  University of Nevada, Reno

Selected presentations and publications

  • Apanga PA, Garn JV, Sakas Z, Freeman MC. Assessing the Impact and Equity of an Integrated Rural Sanitation Approach: A Longitudinal Evaluation in 11 Sub-Saharan Africa and Asian Countries. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020; 17 (5): 1808
  • Apanga PA, Awoonor-Williams JK. Predictors of caesarean section in Northern Ghana: a case-control study.  The Pan African Medical Journal. 2018; 29:20
  • Apanga PA, Awoonor-Williams JK. Improving skilled birth attendance in Ghana: an evidence-based policy brief. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2017; 28(3):1056-1065
  • Apanga PA, Akparibo R, Awoonor-Williams JK. Factors influencing uptake of voluntary counselling and testing services for HIV/AIDS in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality (LMKM) in the Eastern Region of Ghana: a cross-sectional household survey. Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition. 2015; 33:23
  • Apanga PA and Adam MA. Factors influencing the uptake of family planning services in the Talensi District, Ghana. The Pan African Medical Journal. 2015; 20:10


2021 (anticipated) Ph.D. in Public Health with specialization in Epidemiology 

2016: Membership of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, Accra, Ghana

2013: Master of Public Health, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

2009: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB), KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

2006: BS in Human Biology, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana