Alhassan Abdul-Mumin, MD

Dr. Alhassan Abdul-Mumin became interested in science and medicine when he was enrolled in general science in the Senior Secondary School in his home country of Ghana. There was a natural expectation to continue to study medicine because it is a long-held perception that all academically good students must study medicine. This expectation was made a reality when he was awarded a medical school scholarship following graduation. His interest in research started in medical school with student project in public health. This was further developed during residency training, which culminated in his postgraduate thesis on viral infections in pediatric acute leukemia patients.

Dr. Abdul-Mumin earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2005 from Gazi University in Ankara, Republic of Turkey and subsequently a Specialist Certificate in General Pediatrics in 2010 from Hacettepe University also in Ankara, Republic of Turkey. His current interests include research into general child health problems, child nutrition, congenital anomalies, and neonatology with the hope to improve care and outcomes.

Dr. Abdul-Mumin is currently a senior lecturer in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University for Development Studies and a Consultant Pediatrician with the Tamale Teaching Hospital in Tamale, Ghana. He is the Head of the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health for both institutions. In this role, he coordinates learning and teaching in Pediatrics for medical students during their clinical rotations. He also serves as the lead clinician for Child Health in the hospital and supervises all clinical and administrative activities in a department of 150 clinical and support staff.

“I have been searching for a program that could widen my knowledge of child health beyond the clinical setting, while also improving my leadership skills,” he says. “The Masters in Global Child Health at St. Jude offers these important components and more. The program also provides flexibility for someone who already has a very busy schedule. Being at St. Jude feels like being part of a family with a flair for excellence.”

Education

MD - Gazi University, Ankara, Republic of Turkey

Specialist Certificate, General Pediatrics  - Hacettepe University, Ankara, Republic of Turkey

Publications

Abdul-Mumin A, Owusu SA, Abubakari A. Factors Associated with Treatment Outcome of Preterm Babies at Discharge from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana. International Journal of Pediatrics  4:1-7, 2020.

Abdul-Mumin A, Agbozo F, Abubakari A, Jahn A. Maintaining quality newborn care in Ghana amid the COVID-19 pandemic. PAMJ 35(2):6, 2020.

Walana W, Bobzah BP, Kuugbe ED, Acquah S, Ezekiel VK, Yabasin I.B, Abdul-Mumin A and Ziem, JB. Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage among healthcare workers,inpatients and caretakers in the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana. Scientific African 8: e00325, 2020.

St Clair NE, Abdul-Mumin A, Banker SL, Condurache T, Crouse H, Haq H et al. Global Guide: A Comprehensive Global Health Education Resource for Pediatric Program Directors. Pediatrics 145(2): e20192138, 2020.

Abdul-Mumin A, Anyomih TTK, Owusu SA, Wright N, Decker J, Niemeier K et al. Burden of neonatal surgical conditions in nrthern Ghana. World J Surg, 2019.

Murrell Z, Abdul-Mumin A, Oberoi R, Amoah M, Stewart DL Cystic hepatic hamartoma causing pseudo-prune belly in a female infant in Tamale, Ghana. J Clin Case Rep Rev 2(3):41, 2019

Global PaedSurg Research Collaboration (with Abdul-Mumin A). Management and outcomes of gastrointestinal congenital anomalies in low, middle- and high-income countries: protocol for a multicentre, international, prospective cohort study. BMJ Open 9: e030452, 2019.

Yakubu AS, Abdul-Mumin A, Adam A. Clinical and demographic profile of snake bite cases presenting to the Tamale Teaching Hospital of Ghana. Sahel Med J 22:194-9, 2019.

Abdul-Mumin A, Kara A, Cengiz  AB, Ceyhan M. Respiratory viral infections in pediatric acute leukemia patients presenting with febrile neutropenia in a tertiary hospital in Ankara, Turkey. PMJG 8:1, 2019.

Abdul-Mumin A, Ervin S, Halvorson E. Clinical characteristics associated with increased resource utilization of hospitalized children under 5 years with acute gastroenteritis at a tertiary hospital in the Northern Region of Ghana: a retrospective study.PAMJ 33:186, 2019

Yakubu AS, Abdul-Mumin A, Rivera O. Evaluation of management of snake bites in a teaching hospital in northern Ghana: a retrospective descriptive study. Int J Community Med Public Health 6:920-6, 2019.

Wemakor A, Helegbe GK, Abdul-Mumin A, Amedoe, S., Zoku, J.A. and Dufie, A.I. Prevalence and factors associated with incomplete immunization of children (12–23 months) in Kwabre East District, Ashanti Region, Ghana. Archives of Public Health 76:67, 2018.

St Clair N, Abdul-Mumin A, Banker S, Condurache T, Crouse H, Helphinstine., J. et al. Global health in pediatric education: an implementation guide for program directors. American Board of Pediatrics Global Health Task Force Publication, in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on International Child Health and the Association of Pediatric Program Directors Global Health Learning Community. Raleigh, NC. https://www.abp.org/ghpdguidehome., 2018

Adzitey SP, Wombegu M, Abdul- Mumin A, Adzitey F. Knowledge and Attitude of Nurses in the Tamale Metropolis towards Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC).Ann Med Health Sci Res 7: 454-459, 2017.

Walana W, Acquah SEK, Abdul-Mumin  A, Naafu B, Aruk E, Vicar KE, et al. Pattern, Causes and Treatment Outcomes of Neonatal admission in the Tamale Teaching Hospital. Clinics Mother Child Health 13 (4), 2016.

Abdul-Mumin A, Gumanga SK. Neonatal tetanus in Northern Region, Ghana- A case report. PGMJ 5 (1), 2016.

Walana W, Acquah SEK, Makinin S, Sarfo M, Muktar A, Vicar EK, Yirkyio E, Mohammed OS, Abdul-Mumin A, Kampo S, Yabasin I, Ziem JB A retrospective study of childhood malnutrition in the Tamale Teaching Hospital J Sci R R 10(1), 2016.

Saaka M, Mohammed OS, Abdul-Mumin A, Amponsem A, Ziem J, Yirkyio E, et al. Clinical outcomes and determinants of recovery rates in Pediatric inpatients treated for severe acute malnutrition. J Int Chil H Nut 4 (4), 2015.

Saaka M, Mohammed OS, Amponsem A, Ziem JB, Abdul-Mumin A, Akanbong P, et al. Treatment outcomes of severe acute malnutrition cases in Tamale Teaching Hospital. J Nut Met. 2015.

Abdul-Mumin A, Mejias PM, Alhassan A. Prune Belly syndrome- A rare presentation in a Ghanaian neonate. Journal of medical and biomedical sciences 2(2): 1-5, 2013.