Awoonor Koku

As Director of Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (PPME) of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Awoonor has played a major role in health system development, innovations and policy recommendations both in Ghana and abroad. Prior to his appointment as Director PPME, Dr. Awoonor served as District Director of Health Services for Nkwanta District of Ghana, National Coordinator of Ghana Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) and Regional Director of Health Services of the Upper East Region of Ghana. He is a Governing Board member of Global Doctors for Choice (GDC), a collaborating scientist of the Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD) Project of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a founding faculty of Advancing Reproductive and Community Health Systems (ARCHeS) of the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Principal Investigator of Ghana Essential Health Intervention Project in Ghana. Dr. Awoonor holds a Degree in Medicine from Misnk state University, Belarus, a Master’s in Public Administration from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, a Master’s in Public Health from Leeds University and a PhD in Epidemiology from University of Basel.

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