Profile- Regional Health Director Greater Accra

Dr. Akosua Agyeiwaa Owusu-Sarpong is a Senior Public Health Physician Specialist with specialty in Epidemiology, Maternal and Child Health. She has experience and competencies in Health Systems and policy development, leadership, Management and building partnerships for Public Health, Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Surveillance system for Public Health activities, General scientific communication for health, Investigations and control of health events, emergencies and outbreaks, Health research, Teaching, Training and Mentoring of health professionals as well as Monitoring and Evaluation of health programs and projects.

Dr Owusu Sarpong has worked in both private and public institutions as a Clinician in Greater Accra and Eastern Regions of Ghana. She has worked at the District level as a District Director of Health Services in Volta Region for five years, where she helped operationalized a newly created District and set up the District Health Management System, Sub-District Health Management Systems and Community Health management Systems and through collaboration with various stakeholders, five new Health Centres and CHPS compounds were built for the district.

She also worked at the Municipal levels in Yilo Krobo Municipality and Lower Manya Krobo Municipality for a total of nine years, where she worked with FHI 360 with the support of Novartis foundation to introduce Community Hypertension Improvement Project to aid in early detection and management of hypertension through screening of communities for hypertension. She organized regular zonal maternal mortality meetings to improve maternal health in these areas.

Dr Owusu Sarpong worked as the Co-chair of the Ghana Health Service National Technical Working group on Non-Communicable Diseases (COMHIP) in 2019. She has also been a member of the International Joint Learning Network (JLN) on Universal Health Coverage, and made a presentation on Ghana’s UHC in Kualar Lumpur, Malaysia in 2014. She also made presentations on Non-Communicable Diseases during international conferences in Malaysia and Uganda in 2019.

She lectures and serves as an internal examiner of fellowship residents at the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is an avid researcher and has written and published extensively in Epidemiology, Maternal, child and Adolescent Health in Peer Reviewed journals.