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Ms Sarah Dsane

M.Phil Student


M.Phil Student, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon



McKendree College,
701 College Road
Lebanon, Illinois 62254





Ms. Dsane is currently an MPhil student at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, where she is working on a thesis on ‘Care of the Elderly: A Case Study of Grandmothers and Childless Elderly Women in Teshie’. Prior to this Ms. Dsane scompleted an inter-disciplinary masters level programme in African studies, covering modules on Gender, African Family Studies, Counselling, Religion, Social and Political Systems in Africa, Applied Research Methods, Modernity, Rural Development and Environment, Drama in African Societies and the Military in Africa.


Key research/capacity building interests


Research Interests

Gender and family issues in relation to ageing


Key methodological skills

Ethnographic methods


Current/planned research

Care of older people in the context of human development