SaWaFo News



Emmanuel de-Graft Johnson Owusu-Ansah, a PhD student under the Work Package 5 of the Safe Water for Food Project (SaWaFo) has been given awards at the World Society for Risk Analysis during its annual meeting held at Crystal City Arlington Virginia, organized by the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) in December, 2015. The society annually gives awards to its most outstanding students and professionals whose work has made a great contribution.

Emmanuel de-Graft Johnson won the “Microbial Modeling Specialty Merit Award 2015” for his work in Microbial Modeling in Risk Assessment as well as the SRA Students and International Award. He presented an abstracts: an oral presentation on “Probabilistic Simulated Modeling for Incidence of Illness Reduction with Temporary Acquired Immunity in Fractional Poisson Model for Norovirus”.

The presentation was part of his PhD work which was nominated to compete for the covet Award in Microbial Modeling among students World Wide. He won the award in October 2015 before he completed his PhD studies in November 2015 and was presented to him during the Society End of Year Annual Meeting/Conference.

His work is part of an ongoing project dubbed “Safe Water for Food (SaWaFo)” SaWaFo is a research partnership between DHI, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science Technology, University of Copenhagen, Technical University of Denmark and Sokoine University of Agriculture aimed at identifying food safety and health hazards of using low quality water for food production by poor farmers in water scarce peri-urban communities in Ghana and Tanzania and to develop and apply research-based tools to manage these risks. It is a project funded by The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Emmanuel registered in Mathematical Statistics at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Food Safety and Zoonosis Modeling at University of Copenhagen and Epidemiology and Risk Assessment, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark.