Abigail Kyei writes: My country of origin is Ghana in West Africa where I was born, raised and had my initial education. My first degree is in Nursing (including Midwifery and Public Health), from the University of Ghana and I hold a Masters in Public Health (Maternal & Child Health Concentration) from San Diego State University in the US. I am currently pursuing a doctorate in Health Administration at the University of Phoenix via an online programme.
I have over 20 years experience in public health management, working as a facility-centred nurse and midwife, researcher, programme officer in an adviser capacity and as a team leader and manager. Most of my experience has been in my home country, with early work in a rural hospital which included nursing, midwifery and community health under very challenging conditions. I later joined the Ministry of Health in Ghana and worked in other hospitals. In the process, I became inspired to do my Masters in Public Health.
I returned to Ghana after my Masters and started work with international non-governmental organisations. I first worked with the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), but later joined JHPIEGO (an international NGO working in...