Emmanuel Ankrah OdameMBCHB
Dr. Emmanuel Ankrah Odame is the Director of Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation at the Ministry of Health, Ghana. He is also the National Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Acceleration Framework (MAF) Coordinator, to help Ghana achieve MDG 4 and 5 targets in Maternal and Child Health. He was also an External Clinical Auditor for the National Health Insurance Scheme for more than three years, in which capacity he conducted clinical audits in various hospitals across Ghana. He was the lead negotiator for the Ghanaian health sector during the negotiations of the Sustainable Development Meetings at the UN in New York. He has done consultancies for international organisations including the International Labour Organizations and Oxfam International. He is also a board member of a private health insurance company Phoenix Health Insurance, previous Board Member of National Population Council and a member of the National Health Insurance Oversight Committee of Ghana. He was the previous chair of the Early Carrier Network of the Health Technology Assessment International (HTAI). He has publications ranging from Health Policy, Health Technology Assessment among others to his credit.
He has been a panelist and presenter at many international for health policy spanning from Health Technology Assessment International, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, World Health Assembly, World Health Organisation Africa Regional Committee meeting, Global Conference on Primary Health Care, Kazakhstan 2018 among others. Dr. Odame received his MBCHB (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) and Master of Public Health (Health Policy) from the University of Ghana in 2005 and 2010 respectively. He additionally obtained a specialist qualification (MGCPS) in Health Policy from the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2013.