Profile- Regional Health Director Bono

Dr. Kofi Amo-Kodieh is an Ophthalmologist. Before his appointment as the Regional Director of Health Service in November, 2020, he was the Deputy Director Clinical Care (DDCC) and Regional Ophthalmologist for the then Brong Ahafo Region, a position he had held since 2010. As the Regional DDCC, he led quality improvement interventions in the region and revitalized Peer Review Programme, Quality Assurance Teams, Drug and Therapeutic Committees, Infection Prevention Controls Teams and Champions in the region.

Dr. Amo-Kodieh is well versed in health systems strengthening and a strong advocate for maternal and neonatal care. He participated fully in advocating for and supporting the Make Every Baby Count Initiative (MEBCI) Campaign in the region. He underwent several trainings as a DDCC and became a facilitator in Ebola case management, malaria case management, safe motherhood, occupation health safety and meningitis case management etc.

He worked at Colindale Hospital in UK for one year (after medical school in 1994); Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for house job in 1995 and as Medical Officer at Cape Coast Regional Hospital in Central Region for two years and thereafter at Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital in the then Brong Ahafo Region where he advanced his surgical and diagnostic skills. He played a key role in the establishment of the biggest eye center for the middle and northern sector of the country at Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital, which has all the sections of ophthalmic care. He frequently participated in eye care special outreaches to the northern part of Ghana through the auspices of the Swiss RedCross in 2006. Towns covered were Tamale, Wa, Namdom, Tumu, Nawdoli and Jirapa.

He has been a Board member for the Presbyterian Health Technical Unit (2000 to 2006), Chairman of the Mental Health sub-committee (Brong Ahafo), Chairman for the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) Brong Ahafo Division from 2011 to February 2020 and was a Council Member during this same period.

Dr. Amo-Kodieh holds a BSc. in Human Biology and a MD Degree from the University of Belgrade Medical School, Yugoslavia (now Serbia). He graduated from the West African College of Surgeon as an Ophthalmologist in 2004 and was the first Ophthalmologist of the West Brong Presbyterian Health Services. He also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Management and Leadership from the World Health Organization (2005), a Diplomate of the West Africa College of Surgeons, Masters in Public Health from the Catholic University College of Ghana and is currently pursuing a PhD Certificate in Public Health at the Walden University, UK.

He has attended and participated in several international and local conferences including perinatal priorities and KMC in South Africa; Transition from MDCs to SDGS; the vital role of management for impact; Improving Quality of Care for Newborns; Occupational Health and Safety for Health Care Workers in Ghana; Infection Prevention and Control; Epidemiology for Disease Control Practices amongst others. He is also a proud old boy of Prempeh College, Kumasi (AMANFOUR).