Soter S. Ameh is a PhD candidate at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa and the title of his current PhD degree is “Monitoring of Chronic Disease and HIV progression and Management in Rural Primary Health Care”. He is a Fellow of Medical College of Public Health (FMCPH), a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians (FWACP), holds a master of medicine in field Epidemiology (MMed), a master of Public Health and a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery.
His research interests are largely driven by the road map charted by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). He has conducted research on assessing the quality of Directly Observed Treatment Short-course (DOTS) in Calabar, Nigeria and determining the predictors of home management of malaria in children under five years old in Kassena-Nankana rural district, Upper East region of Ghana. Other research includes assessing the uptake of Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine in the intermittent preventive treatment of malaria among pregnant women and assessing the risk status of pregnant women attending primary health care facilities in Calabar, Nigeria.
His future aspiration is to play a leading role in the conduct of high profile multidisciplinary research that will provide the much needed global policy framework, which aims to reduce the impact of the double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases among the disadvantaged group bearing the brunt in low-income countries of the world.