Derick Osakunor

Scientist and Medical Writer

Dr. Osakunor is a renowned researcher and scholar in the field of schistosomiasis, infectious and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). His long-term goal is to contribute to health and well-being by influencing health policy and planning, and to demonstrate how research findings can be integrated into existing health systems to improve universal health care.
Dr. Osakunor has demonstrated exceptional leadership and a commitment to driving impactful research in the fight against schistosomiasis. He has an exceptional track record of producing impactful research that has contributed significantly to our understanding of schistosomiasis. His work has not only informed the prioritization and operationalization of paediatric schistosome treatment but has also had a lasting impact on WHO guidelines for schistosomiasis elimination.
In addition to his research achievements, Dr. Osakunor is actively engaged in public outreach and education, engaging with the public to communicate the importance of scientific research. His commitment to community engagement underscores his passion for making a positive impact beyond the academic sphere.