Profile- Director Public Health

Dr. Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe is a Medical Practitioner and a Public Health Physician with specialization in Applied Epidemiology and Disease Control. He is a Fellow of Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons.

 He has over 20 years’ experience as a public health practitioner with competencies in surveillance, field investigations, research, data management, scientific communication, and teaching. He has worked at the international, national, regional, and district levels.

He was a consultant for World Health Organization and CDC on the Global Programme for the Eradication of Polio in Afghanistan in 2010. He has been the lead investigator in several outbreaks, including Cholera, Pandemic Influenza, H1N1, Yellow Fever, Meningitis, and Lassa Fever.

Ghana was certified Guinea Worm Free in January, 2015 during his tenure as Program Manager. He was a Subject Matter Expert for JEE Missions in Lesotho and Swaziland in 2017 and 2018 in Technical Area Leads of Real-time Surveillance, Workforce Development, Reporting, and Chemical Events. He was the Deputy Director (PH), Head of Disease Surveillance Department of GHS prior to his appointment as Director Public Health of GHS