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Dr. Kofi Bobi Barimah

Faculty:Public Health and Allied Sciences  



Office Address: Catholic University College of Ghana
 P.O. Box 363, Sunyani, B/A
Contact Number: : + 233- 24-4759-245 /+233- 20-8824630

  • PhD in Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1998- 2003.
  • MSc in Rural Extension Studies, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada, 1993-1994.
  • MA in Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada, 1991-1993.
  • BA (Hons) in Psychology, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, 1981-1985



Barimah, K. B. Traditional Medicine in Canada: Practice, problems and prospects among Ghanaians. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, 2009 .

Chapters in Books

Barimah, K.B.; van Teijlingen, E. & Nanyele, S. ‘Doing religion in Canada: The link between

traditional medicine and evangelical Christianity. Advances in Sociology, USA: Nova
Publications, 2012.

Barimah, K.B. & van Teijlingen, E. The use of traditional medicine by Ghanaians in Canada. In Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India ( Eds,). Traditional Knowledge (Chapter in a Book, reprinted from BMC Complementary Medicine 2008, 8:30, doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-8-30), 2009.

Akotia, C.S & Barimah, K.B.  History of community psychology in Ghana. In S. Reich, M. Riener, I. Prilleltensky & M. Montetero (eds). International Community Psychology History and theory (406-414).  USA: Springer, 2007.

Peer Review Journals

Dugbartey, A.T. & Barimah, K.B. The persistence of traditional beliefs about epilepsy in Ghana: A psychosocial study among university students (Forthcoming, Ethnicity & Disease, Vol. 1), 2013.

Barimah, K. B. & Mensah, J. Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme: Insights from members, administrators and service providers (under review, Journal for the Healthcare of the Poor and Underserved), 2012.

Barimah, K. B. Traditional healers as Service Providers in Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme: The Way Forward? (Under review, Global Public Health), 2012.

Barimah, K. B. Is there a role for traditional healers in Ghana’s health delivery system? A plea for medical pluralism in Ghana. International Journal of Biological  Science 1 (2), 54-62, 2009.

Barimah, K.B. & van Teijlingen, E. The use of traditional medicine among Ghanaians in Toronto, Canada (BMC Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Journal, 8:30 doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-8-30), 2008.

Akotia, C.S. & Barimah, K.B.  Community psychology in Ghana: challenges, successes and prospects. Journal of  Psychology in Africa, 173-176, 2006.

Barimah, K. B. & Nelson, G. Empowerment in a supplementary food program in a rural community in Ghana. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 14 (2), 173-190, 1994.

Conferences and Seminars

  • Attended over 30 conferences in Canada, United States of America, South Africa, India, Thailand and Benin.

University of Ghana Boston College Catholic University of America Saint Mary's University

University of Cape Coast

2012 SIFE Ghana National Champion