Dr. Samuel Fosu Gyasi, a Lecturer of the Department of Renewable Energy and Environmental Engineering (REEED) of the University of Energy and Natural Resources, has been honoured with “Wash Research Award” by the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD) at its 2016 Conference on Water and Sanitation held at London in the United Kingdom.
The ISNTD is an independent organization, providing a multidisciplinary global platform to alleviate the burden of NTDs on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable, with the ultimate goal of reaching sustainable healthcare provision and poverty reduction in the developing world.
The 2016 Conference, which served as a forum for deliberations on research outcomes across the globe was attended by NTD specialists, development professionals, research scientists, governments, donor & philanthropic organization across the world.
A citation, accompanying Dr. Gyasi’s award described his research and contributions in water, sanitation and hygiene with significant impact on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) as outstanding and innovative. The award also recognized UENR for promoting research across sanitation and disease, contribution to understanding the mode of transmission in Buruli Ulcer infection among others.
Dr. Fosu Gyasi who is a member of International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases, (ISNTD) Global Buruli Ulcer Control Programme (WHO), International Association of Microbiologist (IAM) Asian Council of Science Editors, (ACSE), holds a Bsc (Hon) degree in Biological Science, an Msc in Environmental Science and a PhD in Microbiology.
His area of research is in environmental health, nano-tech bio-diagnostics, water and waste water treatment and management, environmental sanitation, infectious disease, and public health
Source; Ben Appiah-Kubi, UENR