Gina is currently working in the field of health policy and systems research (HPSR) following a post-doctoral fellowship in health policy and systems research jointly funded by IDRC/CRDI, University of Cape Town (UCT) and the University of Western Cape (UWC) under the CHESAI consortium.
Gina has a PhD in Social Policy and Social Work from the University of York, UK, specializing in health financing and health policy. With a social science background, Gina lectured in GIMPA and MountCrest University College in Governance and Leadership, Medical Sociology and Health Policy and Systems.
Gina’s primary research areas are: health and health policy, governance and leadership in health; health systems function and research, innovation and complexity in health; and actors and network analysis, policy implementation and management practices and medical sociology. Gina’s recent work has focused on governance and leadership in health and policy implementation process.
Chris is a Senior Health Economist at the World Bank, where he leads on the World Bank’s health financing and systems support to several countries in the region, including Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. Chris received his PhD in an economic development thesis from the University of Sussex in the UK in 1993 and also did several post-graduate courses in health economics and financing in the UK and Belgium. He is the Founding Executive Director of the African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA).
During its inception phase over several months in 1998, he was the founding Program Manager for the Masters course in Health Economics at the Institute for Higher Management Studies for Francophone West African countries based in Senegal. Perfectly bilingual, he subsequently lectured in health insurance and policy at this Francophone Institute over a period of about 10 years. Between 1999 and 2004, he worked as a senior health economist for Abt Associates Inc and served as their West and Central Africa Regional Advisor for USAID’s Partnerships for Health Reform (PHR) Project.
In that role, he led and supervised technical assistance for the PHR project’s program on community-based health insurance schemes in West and Central Africa. After this, between 2004 and 2009, Chris worked for a number of international organizations in the areas of cost effectiveness and evidence-based decision making in introducing new technologies in GAVI – eligible countries; costing of HIV/TB/Malaria programs; analyses of the international aid architecture, aid effectiveness, global health initiatives as well as fiscal space issues for low income countries.
Lord joined the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration as a faculty and also coordinates the newly launched PhD programme of the School of Public Service and Governance. His teaching and research interests are in global development policy, comparative political economy, global governance, political economy of African development and critical social theory.
He started his career as a political journalist with the Business and Financial Times newspaper in Ghana and later as a Programme Officer and Researcher at the Institute of Economic Affairs, Ghana. Between 2007 and 2011, he worked as an Assistant Professor in global studies and political economy at the Athabasca University in Canada. From there he joined the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa as a Lecturer in International Relations. Before his current appointment, he held a Research Fellowship at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam, sponsored by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
A native of Ghana, Lord Mawuko-Yevugah completed a doctorate in political science with a specialization in international relations and comparative development of the global South at the University of Alberta, Canada. He had earlier studied for a Master’s degree in development studies at Cambridge University, United Kingdom as a Commonwealth Scholar. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in political with a First Class Honors from the University of Ghana, Legon. He is the author of Reinventing Development: Aid Reform and Technologies of Governance in Ghana (Ashgate, 2014).
Dr. Kofi Bobi Barimah was the Foundation Dean of the Faculty of Public Health & Allied Sciences at the Catholic University College of Ghana – Fiapre where he also served as its Ag. Dean from 2007-2013. He is currently Visiting at the School of Business at the Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA).
Dr. Barimah obtained his Master of Arts in Community Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada; his Master of Science in Rural Extension Studies from University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada, and his Doctor of Public Health from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom. He has research and teaching experience on three continents: Africa (Catholic University of Ghana; University of Ghana); Europe (University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK); North America (Wilfrid Laurier; University of Guelph; Ryerson University).
He has over 15 years experience in Health Promotion and Community Development in the nonprofit sector in Canada both at the managerial and grassroots levels. He is the author of “Traditional Medicine in Canada: Practice, Problems, and Prospects among Ghanaians”. Dr. Barimah’s current research focus is on immigrant acculturation and health, global health; and the promotion of traditional medicine (complementary & Alternative medicine) in strengthening health systems in Africa. He is currently a member of the Rotary International 2020 Campaign on “early detection and early treatment of Buruli Ulcer” in Ghana, West Africa.
He is a member of the Canadian Society for International Health, as well as the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research. In November 2013, he Co-chaired the 19th Canadian Conference on Global Health in Ottawa, Canada that brought together over global 600 health professionals and academics.
PhD in Public Administration & Urban Policy, University of Akron, USA (2010)
Msc Environmental Engineering & Sustainable Infrastructure, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, (2001)
MA in Urban Planning & GIS, University of Akron, USA (2007)
Bsc in Land Economy, KNUST (1999)
Area of Specialization:
Public Administration, Public Sector Management & Planning; Disaster Management, Urban Planning , Policy Analysis & Local Government Agyemang joined the GIMPA School of Public Service and Governance in August 2013. Before joining GIMPA, he held appointments at the University of Akron in Ohio, Texas Southern University and Franklin University in Columbus-Ohio all in the United States.
Patrick is a social policy, gender, and rural development expert with rich experience in surveys, data analysis, program/project planning and management, and monitoring and evaluation for social change and improved well-being. He is an independent Consultant in social impact, M & E, and rural/community development.
Patrick is a Lecturer in the School of Public Service and Governance (SPSG) at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, GIMPA, where he teaches regular and professional development courses on Policy Formulation and Analysis, Public Sector Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Research Methods and Proposal/Grantsmanship Development, Project/Program Planning from Gender Perspectives, Development Program Planning and Management.
He also facilitates on the training and capacity building programs by the CMD at GIMPA in areas of institutional strengthening, result-based program/project management and general capacity development for local and international public, private, and non-profit organizations. Patrick holds a Doctorate degree in Policy Studies (Community Economic Development and Public Sector Management), from Clemson University in South Carolina, USA, a Masters degree in Community and Economic Development from the Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelors Degree in Land Economy from the KNUST, Kumasi.
Aku Kwamie is a health systems researcher with interests in health systems governance, management and leadership, complexity theory, and realist evaluation. Aku has worked internationally in community health settings in Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Lesotho, and Canada, with the World Health Organisation in Geneva, and the International Development Research Centre,
She has partnered on projects with the West Africa Health Organisation, World Health Organisation Regional Office for Africa, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, Medical Research Council South Africa, University of Cape Town, Ghana Health Service and School of Public Health, University of Ghana.
Aku holds degrees from the University of Toronto, Canada, and King’s College London (UK), and is currently completing her doctoral studies.
Efua Prah is currently a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of the Western Cape where she teaches the introductory course in anthropology and a second level module on Gender and Kinship studies. Her doctoral research, which she completed in 2013 explored the experiences of children living in temporary relocation areas in Cape Town, South Africa.
Themes identified examined the effects of forced removals, displacement, marginality and the prevalence of violence in Bluewaters Refugee Camp Site C and Symphony Way Temporary Relocation Area, both located in Cape Town, South Africa. Her scholarly interests range widely, from critical methodological practice theories, to assessing and accounting for the impact violence has on society.
Furthermore, her interests also include anthropological theorisations in intercontinental African migration politics, childhood studies, and studies of the embodiment of sexuality, pregnancy, and birthing. Her current research looks at the ways in which health patterns are assessed and monitored. To this end, she holds a collaborative position on an NRF -funded project titled, ‘Concepts of Life’,headed by Professor Fiona Ross, departmental Head at the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Cape Town. Her research outputs reflect a multi-disciplinary approach that is at the centre of her research methods practice.
Francis-Xavier Andoh-Adjei, a Public/Allied Health Professional and Educationist. He is also the Director of Research, Policy, and Monitoring & Evaluation at the National Health Insurance Authority. He has over 30 years of work experience in the Education and Health, holding positions at both
the policy and operational levels. Prior to his present appointment, he served as Deputy Director of Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation/Partner Relations, Deputy Director of Policy and Strategy Development, Deputy Director of Operations, Special Projects Co-ordinator and Deputy Director of Policy Planning Monitoring & Evaluation/National Schemes Coordinator at the Authority.
He had earlier served as Deputy Hospital Administrator at the St. John of God (Catholic) Hospital-Sefwi Asafo, Acting Executive Secretary of Catholic Diocesan Health Services and subsequently, Catholic Diocesan Development Co-ordinator Sefwi Wiawso; Special Assistant to Minister of Health, Regulatory Officer at the Food and Drugs Authority and Principal Teacher in the Ghana Education Service.
He has provided consultancy services in (social) health insurance design and implementation for the Republics of Zambia, Zimbabwe and Liberia; and facilitated capacity building workshops for health insurance personnel in Ghana, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.
Francis-Xavier Andoh-Adjei holds Master of Public Health from Royal Tropical Institute/Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, Master of Science-Health Services Planning & Management, Bachelor of Arts degrees (English & French) from KNUST in Kumasi, Post-Graduate Diploma in Research Methods & Skills from Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands and Teachers’ Diploma in French Education from the University of Education-Winneba.
He has attended a number of competency-based courses including, Health Sector Reform and Sustainable Financing at the World Bank Institute in Washington DC, Global Health Leadership Forum for Senior Health Executives at Berkley University in California & Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in Spain, Health Administration and Management for Senior Health Personnel at GIMPA in Accra, and Strategic Communication for Development and Advocacy at ESAMI in Arusha.
He has also participated in the International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET)-Ottawa, Results-Based Management: Performance Indicators, Monitoring and Evaluation Systems-Montreal, Advanced Course in Monitoring and Evaluation-Amsterdam and Mixed Methods in International Health Research Heidelberg.
Kojo Anniah is an Assistant Research Fellow with the Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management, School of Public Health, University of Ghana. He is in charge of coordinating teaching and research activities. He holds an MPhil in Adult Education, MPH with focus in Health Policy and
Systems Research, and a B.A. in Geography and Resource Development with Sociology, all from University of Ghana. He has obtained an intense capacity development in health policy and systems research and analysis issues through the Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa (CHEPSAA) activities.
His research interest borders on human resource for health, heath systems strengthening, implementing effectual in-service training policies for health workforce in general, and community health workers particular, conducting authentic and accessible public health education and training. Prior to joining the School of Public Health, he worked with Ghana Education Service as a teacher. He coordinates and facilitates many health systems and policy training programmes for both local and international health personnel. He is currently a facilitator on Centre for Health Systems and Policy Research (CHESPOR) at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), and Health Policy and Systems Seminars at the School of Public Health, University of Ghana.
Betty Nanor Arthur teaches the following subjects:
Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resources and Leadership at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration GIMPA. She holds a PhD in Organizational Development from Benedictine University USA and Master’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Financial Management from University of Hull, UK.
She has spent 15 years at GIMPA, and her activities embrace teaching Managing Organizations, Principles of Management, Human Resource, Leadership, on graduate, post graduate, undergraduate and certificate programs. She has also facilitated and coordinated tailor made programs for clients from Liberia, Gambia, Nigeria, Ghana World Health Organization, and World Vision Organization in Tamale. Betty has also provided leadership in handing the activities of both central academic registry and Greenhill college secretariat during the units transformation process.
She joined a team from GIMPA Consultancy to work on Poverty Profiling Mapping of Keta Krachi sponsored by German and International Development Cooperation (GIZ), GAP Analysis for Care International in Ghana, Benin, and Togo. The institution transformation from government subvented Public Training entity to nonsubvented fully university was coordinated by Betty who worked with management team and expertise from the National Institutional Renewal Program.