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Ernest Asiedu

Head, Quality Management Unit, Ministry of Health, Ghana

Ernest Konadu Asiedu, a trained improvement advisor of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), is the head of the Quality Management Unit at Ghana's Ministry of Health. In this role, he coordinates all quality issues within the Ministry of Health and all of its agencies. He is coordinating the implementation of the National Healthcare Quality Strategy (2017-2021), which is developed by the Ministry of Health and puts the patient and the community at the center of care. Ernest has over ten years of experience as a healthcare quality improvement advisor. He was the coordinator for community and institutional care at the Health Directorate of the National Catholic Health Service (NCHS) between December 2011 and September 2017 and led the flagship project Fives Alive!, a partnership between the NCHS and IHI, aiding the reduction of under-five mortality by over 35%. Ernest is a medical doctor by training, has a postgraduate certificate in health administration and management, and a postgraduate diploma in occupational safety health and environmental management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration and a Master of Philosophy in applied epidemiology and disease control from the University of Ghana.

 

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