Ernest Konadu Asiedu
National Catholic Health Service, Accra, Ghana
Ernest Konadu Asiedu, MD
Coordinator, Community and Institutional Care, Directorate of Health, National Catholic Health Service, Accra, Ghana
Resident, Ghana Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program at the School of Public Health, University of Ghana
Dr. Ernest Konadu Asiedu, a trained Improvement Advisor (IA) of the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, Boston, USA has been the Coordinator, Community and Institutional Care at the Health Directorate, National Catholic Health Service (NCHS) since December 2011.
In this role I led the unit to support the provision of comprehensive and quality healthcare that is safe in the most effective and efficient way to meet patient and population expectations in the National Catholic Health Service. By this I oversee and support service delivery provision in clinical care and public health across the 35 hospitals and 70 clinics within the National Catholic Health Service.
I had primary responsibility in the NCHS hospital collaborative (Wave 3), aimed at reducing under five mortality in the southern part of Ghana using Quality Improvement Concepts and Methodology and later became one of the regional leads in the National Scale up in the Wave 4 of the PFA! work in Ghana. I facilitated and led the QI teams in testing and implementing change ideas at improving processes and outcomes related to maternal and child health.
From 2007 to 2011, I worked as the Deputy Medical Director, Clinical lead in Pediatrics and General practice at the St. Francis Xavier Hospital (SFXH), Assin Foso. While there I was a member of the Central Regional Peer Review Clinical Team and Maternal Mortality Audit, representing the SFXH. Since 2010, I have been one of the National Facilitators for the Clinical Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition/Community Management of Acute Malnutrition-(CMAM).
I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology in 2002 and Medical degree in 2005 at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. While in medical training, I had internship in Harldtawald Klinik in Monchengladbach, Germany (now subsumed by Elizabeth Krankenhaus) where I studied pulmonology associated occupational health, and management of sleep disorders. Further to this I did my housemanship at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in General Practice.
I hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Health Administration in Management, and Postgraduate Diploma Occupational Safety, hHealth and Environmental Management at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
My interest is in Patient Safety, engaging and empowering patient and family for quality and safety, and patient centered care. I also enjoy doing community work and engaging in interventions related to health and environmental issues.