Working time:Monday - Friday: 08 AM - 05 PM

Find us:University of Ghana Campus, Legon, Accra



Academic Qualification & Trainings

DVM, MPhil, PhD, Postdoc

Professional Membership & Affiliates

University of Ghana Teachers Association

Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Alumni of Ghana

University of Ghana Carnegie Scholar Network

Areas of specialization

Field Epidemiology and Veterinary Clinical Studies.

Research interest

Zoonosis, One Health


Early Career Research Leader Fellowship (ECRL), Future Africa, University of Pretoria (2019-2022)

The Fleming First Country Grant – Animal Health Team of the University of Ghana (2019/20)

BANGA-Africa Seed Grant funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York (2018-2019)

USDA Food and Agriculture Service Faculty Exchange Program, Michigan State University (2016)

University of Ghana /Next Generation of Academics in Africa (2013)

Conference Grant to AFENET Conference in Tanzania

Conference Grant to TEPHINET Conference in South Africa


Heylen, D., Day, M., Schunack, B., Fourie, J., Labuschange, M., Johnson, S., Githigia, S.M., Akande, F.A., Nzalawahe, J.S., Tayebwa, D.S., Aschenborn, O., Marcondes, M., Madder, M. (2021). A community approach of pathogens and their arthropod vectors (ticks and fleas) in dogs of African Sub-Sahara. Parasites Vectors 14, 57.

Tasiame W, El-Duah P, Johnson SAM, Owiredu EW, Bleicker T, Veith T, Schneider J, Emikpe B, Folitse RD, Burimuah V, Akyereko E, Drosten C, Corman VM (2021). Rabies virus in slaughtered dogs for meat consumption in Ghana: A potential risk for rabies transmission (2021). Transbound Emerg Dis. doi: 10.1111/tbed.14266. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34331389.

Tasiame, W., Johnson, S., Burimuah, V., Akyereko, E., El-Duah, P., Amemor, E., Owiredu, E. (2020). Outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Ghana, 2015: Degree of losses and outcomes of time-course outbreak management. Epidemiology and Infection, 148, E45. doi:10.1017/S095026882000045X

Johnson S.A.M., Kaneene J.B., Asare-Dompreh K., Tasiame W., Mensah I.G., Afakye K., Simpson V.S., Addo K. (2019) Seroprevalence of Q fever in cattle, sheep and goats in Volta region of Ghana. Veterinary Medicine and Science 5 (3) pp. 402-411. 

Tasiame W., Johnson S., Burimuah V., Akyereko E., Amemor E. (2019). Dog population structure in Kumasi, Ghana: a missing link towards rabies control. Pan African Medical Journal 33 DOI: 10.11604/pamj.2019.33.13.18284

Johnson, S., Bugyei, K., Nortey P., Tasiame, W. Antimicrobial drug usage and poultry production: case study in Ghana. (2017) Animal Production Science – 59 (1) 177-182

Johnson, S.A.M., Gakuya, D.W., Mbuthia, P.G., Mande, J.D., Afakye, K., Maingi, N. (2016). Myiasis in Dogs in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 16, 54-57.

Tasiame, W., Emikpe, O. Folitse, D., Fofie, C.O., Burimuah, V., Johnson, S., Awuni, A., Afari, E., Yebuah, N., Wurapa, F. (2016). The Prevalence of Brucellosis in Cattle and their Handlers in North Tongu District of Volta Region, Ghana. African Journal of Infectious Diseases. 10, 111 – 117

Afakye, K., Kenu, E., Nyarko, K.M., Johnson, S.A.M., Wongnaah, F., Bonsu, G.M. (2016). Household exposure and animal-bite surveillance following human rabies detection in Southern Ghana. The Pan African Medical Journal. 25 (Supp 1), 12

Tasiame, W., Emikpe, B., Folitse, R.D., Fofie, C.O., Johnson, S., Burimuah, V., Atawalna, J., Boateng, E., Amemor, E. (2016). Foetal Wastage in Sheep and Goats at the Kumasi Abattoir in Ghana: A Cross Sectional Study. Archives of Basic and Applied Medicine. 4, 95 – 98

Johnson, S. A.M, Gakuya, D. W., Mbuthia, P. G., Mande, J. D., & Maingi, N. (2015). Prevalence of gastrointestinal helminths and management practices for dogs in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. Heliyon, 1(1), e00023. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon. 2015.e00023


Office location

University of Ghana Small Animal Teaching Hospital, Haatso-Atomic Road


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