Martin Luther Darko

Martin Luther Darko is a PhD Candidate and a junior Research fellow in the Religious Matters in an Entangled World Project at Utrecht University. He holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Medical Sociology and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and the Study of Religions from the University of Ghana. Prior to the commencement of his PhD, he worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Department of Sociology at the University of Ghana. He also worked as a tutor for the University of Ghana Distance Education School where he tutors various courses in sociology. His academic works include: To Practice or not To Practice: Perspectives of Traditional Birth Attendants and Local Communities in the Ga-West Municipality on the New Reproductive and Child Health Policy. Volunteering for Health Services in the Middle Part of Ghana: In whose Interest? and Perceptions of local Communities on the Causes of Maternal Mortality.

His current PhD research explores how different religious practitioners (Christians, Muslims and Indigenous Traditionalists) cross their defined religious boundaries in search of maternal and reproductive health in a multi- ethnic and religious sub-urban community (Madina) in Ghana, and how that creates religious coexistence. The working title of his research is The Quest for Health in Madina: Health seeking across Religious Boundaries.