Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Josephine Agyeman-Duah is a dynamic individual with several years of working experience in healthcare. She has immense expertise in: Maternal and Child Health; Disease Surveillance and Control; Health Education and Promotion; Health Policy Formulation, Planning and Implementation; Health Systems Strengthening; Monitoring and Evaluation and Scientific Research and Writing. She has been part of a number of projects in Africa and Europe. Josephine obtained her MSc. International Health from the Rubrecht-Karls University of Heidelberg, Germany and BSc. Biochemistry from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. She is a fellowship participant of the International Society for Quality in Health Care Fellowship Programme and a trained Coach in Quality Improvement Methodology.
Josephine is a peer reviewer for the British Medical Journal, the BMC Health Services and the International Forum on Quality and Safety. She has contributed a number of scientific abstracts at International conferences, in national newspapers and scientific newsletters. She is the main author for a scientific journal in Quality Improvement which has been cited and replicated in other settings.
Prior to relocating to Geneva, Josephine was a Senior Project Officer with the Project 5 Alive! (PFA!) a Bill and Melinda Gates founded project under the National Catholic Health Service in partnership with the Ghana Health Service and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in the USA. Josephine held key leadership positions with the PFA! as an Improvement Advisor for a network of Catholic health facilities and later as the Regional Lead for the Eastern and Greater Accra Regions of Ghana, leading and providing technical guidance for over 300 teams towards the reduction of Under 5 (U5) mortality and overall improved maternal and child health indicators for the facilities in the Regions she led. Josephine’s work contributed to massive reduction in U5 mortality in her project sites and overall reduction of about 34% in the seven project scale-up regions within a 2 year period.
Josephine has work experience from diverse backgrounds and environments. She has worked as a Quality Improvement Officer at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana; Teaching and Research Assistant at her alma mater, Ghana; Intern Biochemist at the Poole and Bournemouth Hospitals in United Kingdom; and visiting lecturer at Heidelberg University in Germany. Josephine has been part of a number of projects including Quality Improvement in Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi; Capacity building for HIV programmes with InWent in Germany; and Climate Change with the Technical University of Munich, Germany.
Josephine volunteers as an Event Coordinator at ASK - All Special Kids in Geneva (www.allspecialkids.org), an NGO that supports children with special learning needs and their caregivers.