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Mission: To advise Government on population and related issues and to ensure that population considerations remain central to development planning by effectively coordination the implementation of the national population policy through advocacy and networking to integrate population variables into programming at all levels. Vision : A better quality of life for the people of Ghana through effective population management.

Executive Director's Profile

Dr Leticia Adelaide Appiah a Physician and Senior Public Health Specialist is currently the Executive Director of the National Population Council of Ghana. Before assuming that role, Dr Appiah was the Director of Health Services for Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipality (LEKMA) of Ghana since its inception in 2008.

During this period, she built genuine rapport and collaboration with all facilities including the private healthcare providers, local, regional, national communities and professionals’ at all organizational levels.  She served in this capacity until November 2016 when she was offered an appointment as the Executive Director of National Population Council.She has a passion for population and reproductive health with particular emphasis on family planning, HIV and nutrition. Prior to her assumption as Municipal Director of Health Services at LEKMA, she worked as a Medical Doctor and Public Health Specialist in various public health institutions, treating clients, and training the next generation of health professionals.


Dr Leticia Appiah is a product of Donetsk Medical School in Ukraine with an MD degree. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Ghana, a Humphrey Fellow and an alumnus of Emory University Atlanta. She is a board member of Zoom Pak and a former board member of the institute of Directors Ghana. She is a member of many professional organizations including the Ghana Medical Association, and the District Directors of Ghana Health Services.Dr Leticia Appiah has won several awards and her municipality was adjudged the best performing Health Directorate in 2010 in Greater Accra Region among 16 Directorates. She also won Grants from USAID in 2011 and 2013 for the implementation of two performance based financing projects meant to expand geographical access to long term family planning methods.In 2016, she won the coveted competitive grant from the Institute of International Education to educate post-partum women through mobile phones. Currently, she is focusing on assessing reasons for low uptake of long acting reversible post-partum family planning in Ghana.She is interested in Health System strengthening and implementation of evidence based policies in innovative ways. Her leadership philosophy is striving for self-improvement and helping others do same, which she sees as a responsibility to inspire others to do their best.

 

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