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Research Article

Health Services for Buruli Ulcer Control: Lessons from a Field Study in Ghana

  • Mercy M. Ackumey mail,

    Mercy.Ackumey@unibas.ch

    Affiliations: School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Cynthia Kwakye-Maclean,

    Affiliation: Ga-West Municipal Health Administration, Amasaman, Ghana

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  • Edwin O. Ampadu,

    Affiliation: National Buruli Ulcer Control Programme, Accra, Ghana

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  • Don de Savigny,

    Affiliations: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Mitchell G. Weiss

    Affiliations: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Published: June 21, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001187

About the Authors

Mercy M. Ackumey
School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
Mercy M. Ackumey, Don de Savigny, Mitchell G. Weiss
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Mercy M. Ackumey, Don de Savigny, Mitchell G. Weiss
University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Cynthia Kwakye-Maclean
Ga-West Municipal Health Administration, Amasaman, Ghana
Edwin O. Ampadu
National Buruli Ulcer Control Programme, Accra, Ghana

Corresponding Author

Email: Mercy.Ackumey@unibas.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: MMA DDS MGW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MMA DDS MGW. Wrote the paper: MMA MGW. Conceived and designed the study: MMA MGW. COnducted the study: MMA CKM EOA. Analyzed data for the manuscript: MMA DDS MGW. Critically reviewed and edited the manuscript: MMA CKM EOA DDS MGW. Read and approved the final paper: MMA CKM EOA DDS MGW.