University of Cape Coast

DR. ERIC KOKA is a Medical Sociologist/Anthropologist, a Senior Lecturer and Quality Assurance Officer at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the University of Cape Coast. He holds a B.A Degree in Social Sciences (Economics and Sociology) and a Master of Philosophy Degree in Sociology (Medical Sociology). He also had his PhD in Public Health at the School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon.

His areas of teaching are Medical Sociology, Public Health, Population, Health and Development, Sociology of Death and Dying, Health and Implementation research and Community Relation among many other sociology and health related courses. He is also an adjunct lecturer in the School of Medical Sciences, Physician Assistant Studies Department, School of Nursing, Dietetics and Nutrition Department, Health Information Management Department, Diagnostic and Medical Sonography, Diagnostic Imaging Technology and Sports Science Department, all in the University of Cape Coast. He serves as an external examiner in moderating examination questions and results for most of the health institutions affiliated to the University of Cape Coast. He represents the University of Cape Coast on Research and Publication Committees in some nursing and midwifery training institutions in Ghana.

Dr. Koka's areas of research activities and interest are Social, cultural and economic determinant of health, especially diseases of public health importance in Ghana and elsewhere, specifically Buruli Ulcer, Yaws, Leprosy, HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, Covid 19, filariasis, other Neglected Tropical Diseases, Adolescent health and antimicrobial use and resistance in human and livestock. He also conducts interventions and implementation research to reduce health-related burdens in affected populations. He consults for some Ghana Health Service Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Programmes/Projects as a Research and Social Scientist. Dr. Eric Koka is a consultant to the  Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Ghana, as a National Social Scientist,  on the United Kingdom Government Fleming Fund Project on Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Poultry , Piggery and Fishery sectors in  Ghana. He is  collaborating with some researchers in the school of Public Health, University of Ghana as the co-investigator on a WHO funded feasibility study titled 'Reaching adolescents with health services: a multi-country study of adolescent health check-ups in low- and middle-income countries Phase 11' (Intervention stage).

He  collaborates on a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR),UK, funded project titled 'Improving the experiences of severe stigmatising skin diseases in Ghana and Ethiopia' as a social scientist with the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana. He also collaborates on a United Kingdom Institute for Research funded project titled 'Maximising benefits and minimising the harm of COVID-19 control measures on child and women’s health in four Sub-Saharan African countries'. He co-authored a lot of scientific articles in reputable journals. Dr. Koka also presents papers in both national and international conferences.