ADOLPHUS CLARKE, MPH

INSTRUCTOR,  HEALTH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

Biography

Adolphus Clarke is a public health specialist with over 8 years of professional experience in immunization, supply chain and other aspects of program management for the Ministry of Health in Liberia. He is currently EPI Manager at the Ministry of Health, a position he has held since 2017, where he coordinates and supervises all aspects of EPI activities including routine and supplementary immunization, surveillance, health communication, cold chain, and logistics management as well as resource mobilization. The primary goal of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) is to reduce mortality and morbidity attributable to vaccine preventable diseases in children less than two years of age. As part of his role in preventing and controlling infectious diseases that are vaccines preventable in Liberia, he has conducted several positive interventions to improving the lives of children, adolescents, and women of child age. Among his major achievements in the Liberian national immunization program was leading the introduction of several new vaccines including IPV, Rota, HPV and MCV2. Prior to this position, Mr. Clarke served as Deputy EPI Manager from June 2012 to December 2016 and from 2000 to 2012 held technical public health positions in the Ministry of Health.

QUALIFICATION

Ph.D. Cand., Texila America University;

MPH, Cuttington University Graduate School

Graduate Certificates - EPI Leadership and Management Programme (Yale & University of Global Health Equity); Health System Management - Galilee International Management Institute (GIMI); Vaccinology; Effective Vaccine Management. etc.

CURRENT ENGAGEMENT 

HSMT 606 - Immunization Policy in Liberia

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PUBLICATIONS

  1. Adolphus Clarke, Chukwuemeka Agbo, Nicholas Blidi, Roland Tuopileyi, Joseph Yokie, Laura Skrip, Monday Julius Rude, Mohammed Seid, Yohannes Dereje, Ngozi Kennedy, Evans Lablah, Okeibunor Joseph Chukwudi, Ambrose Talisuna, Ali Ahmed Yahaya, Mamoudou Harouna Djingarey, Soatiana Rajatonirina, Mary Momolu, Zakari Wambai, Alex Gasasira, Ibrahima Socé Fall . (2019). Strengthening immunization service delivery Post Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak in Liberia 2015 – 2017. The Pan African Medical Journal. 2019;33(Supp2):5.doi:10.11604/pamj.supp.2019.33.2.17116;http://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/content/series/33/2/5/full

  2. Brault, M.A., Kennedy, S.B., Haley, C.A., Clarke, A.T., Duworko, M.C., Habimana, P., Vermund, S.H., Kipp, A.M. and Mwinga, K., 2018. Factors influencing rapid progress in child health in post-conflict Liberia: a mixed methods country case study on progress in child survival, 2000–2013. BMJ open, 8(10), p.e021879.

Research 

Strengthening immunization service delivery amid covid-19 pandemic in Liberia 2020 - present

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Child Health

RESEARCH METHODS

Parametric statistical modeling

Sample size calculation