Conference Schedule

Sunday, July 8                                                          Download pdf

Time Activities
6:00 PM Opening Remarks
Ray Price
Director– Center for Global Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine
6:30 PM Film Screening
Zipline
7:00 PM Networking Reception (refreshments served)

Monday, July 9

8:30-8:45 AM

Welcome/Opening Remarks
Steve Adler
President, Ensign College of Public Health

Anthony Nsiah-Asare
Director General, Ghana Health Service

Agyeman Badu Akosa
Executive Director, Health Ghana
Vice Chair – Board of Governors, Ensign College of Public Health

8:45-9:20 AM Keynote Speaker                                                                Anthony Nsiah-Asare
Director General, Ghana Health Service
(Steve Alder introduces)
9:20-9:55 AM Keynote Speaker
Toyin Saraki
Founder & President, Wellbeing Foundation
(Juan Carlos Negrette introduces)
9:55-10:30 AM Plenary Speaker
Emmanuel Makasa
Councellor of Health, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations
(Ray Price introduces)
10:30-10:45 AM Break
10:45-11:15 AM Plenary Speaker
Delanyo Dovlo
Director – Health Systems & Services, World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa
(Pape Gaye introduces)
11:15 AM–12:30 PM
(Concurrent Panel Sessions)
Surgical Care as Development

Moderator
Girma Tefera- Medical Director, American College of Surgeons Operation Giving Back

Panelists

  • Paa Ekow Hoyt-Williams- Reconstructive Surgery
    Outreach in Ghana: Greater Works Restoration Foundation
  • Stephen Tabiri- Surgical Mesh Should be Available in LMICs
  • Michael Ohene-Yeboah- Short-Term Outcomes After Low-Cost Mesh Repair of Inguinal Hernia Performed by Surgions and Non-Surgeons in Ghana

Overcoming Demographic Challenges to Healthcare

Moderator
Koku Awonoor-Williams- Director, Ghana Health Services Policy, Planning, Monitoring And Evaluation Division

Panelists

  • Eleonore Rabelahasa- DemDiv tool as an advocacy tool to promote FP and increase domestic resources mobilization for contraceptives procurement.
  • LaTrina C Davis
  • Philip Auerswald
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch/Networking
1:30-3:30 PM SwitchPoint Session #1
3:30-4:15 PM Poster Session & Break
4:15–5:15 PM
(Concurrent Podium Presentations)
Engaging Communities for Health

(Steve Alder introduces)

  • A. Ofori-Atta- The Empowerment Route: Building Resilience and Productivity in Rural Poor Adults
  • Evans Afriyie-Gyawu
  • Health 2 Go

Endless Potential: Expanding Human Resources for Health in Africa

(Juan Carlos Negrette introduces)

  • Ama P. Fenny- What Really Works for Raising African Women Leaders in Global Health
  • Pape Gaye- Innovative Strategies for Expanding Human Resources for Health in Africa
  • Kola Okuyemi

Overcoming Demographic Challenges to Healthcare

(Ty Dickerson introduces)

  • Richard Amoako- Health Seeking Behavior During Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Postpartum Period
  • R. Appiah- Occupational Engagement and Life Satisfaction of Older Adults” A Case Study of Adentan Metropolis in Ghana
  • Portia Afi MensahFactors Influencing the Use of Aphrodisiacs Among Men in Ashaiman Municipality in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana

Surgical Care as Development

(Ray Price introduces)

  • Naomi J. Wright- Neonatal & Pediatric Surgery Across Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Girma Tefera
  • Samuel Finlayson
5:15–6 PM Dinner
6–9 PM B2B – Bench to Bedside C2C: Concept to Community
(Ty Dickerson introduces)

Tuesday, July 10

8:30-9:15 AM Welcome/Opening Remarks
Agyeman Badu Akosa
Executive Director, Health Ghana
(Daniel Ansong introduces)
9:15-9:50 AM Keynote Speaker
Githinji Gitahi
Group Chief Executive Officer, Amref Health Africa
(Pape Gaye introduces)
9:50-10:25 AM Plenary Speaker
Jaymie Henry
Founder, G4 Alliance
(Ray Price introduces)
10:25-10:40 AM Break
10:40-11:15 AM Plenary Speaker
Pape Gaye
President & CEO, IntraHealth International
(Ty Dickerson introduces)
11:15-12:30 PM (Concurrent Panel Sessions)

Engaging Communities for Health

Moderator- Ty Dickerson

Panelists

  • Steve Alder
  • DeAnna Kepka- Factors Associated with Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Among Diverse U.S. Adolescents in a Region with Low HPV Vaccination Rates
  • Scott Benson

Endless Potential: Expanding Human Resources for Health in Africa

Moderator- Rebecca Kohler
Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development, IntraHealth

Panelists

  • Ama P. Fenny- Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana
  • Bob Hoffman
  • Richard Appiah- Enhancing Well-Being Through Positive Interventions
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch/Networking
1:30-3:30 PM SwitchPoint Session #2
3:30-4:15 PM Poster Session & Break
4:15-5:15 PM
(Concurrent Podium Presentations)

Engaging Communities for Health

(Steve Alder introductions)

  • John Koku Awoonor-Williams-
    The Application of Embedded Implementation Science to Developing Community-Based Primary Health Care in Ghana
  • Obed Ofori Nyarko- Socio-Demographic Profile of Herbal Medicine Users & Risk Perception
  • Silvester Okot- Medic Mobile mHealth

Endless Potential: Expanding Human Resources for Health in Africa

(Juan Carlos Negrette introductions)

  • Rebecca Kohler-
    Affordable Education...
  • Aaron Kwasi Nartey-
    Sustaining Health Intervention Programs in Ghana
  • Toyin Saraki

Overcoming Demographic Challenges to Healthcare

(Ty Dickerson introductions)

  • DeAnna Kepka-
    Low-Cost Workplace Intervention To Improve Breast, Cervical & Colorectal Cancer Prevention Among Low-Income Service & Manual Labor Employees
  • Joseph Marfo Boaheng-
    Increasing Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme’s Enrollment and Retention
  • Edumnd Wedam Kanmiki- Determinants of Contraception Use Among Reproductive-aged women in Rural Northern Ghana

Surgical Care as Development

(Ray Price introductions)

  • Stephen Tabiri-
    Safe Anesthesia Aim to Reduce the Cost of Inguinal hernia Repair in Northern Ghana
  • Anita Eseenam Agbeko-
    Cheaper Local Outreach Services in Ghana
  • Charles Arhinful- Optimizing Breast Cancer Care in a Low-Resourced Community
5:15 PM Closing Remarks
Juan Carlos Negrette
Director of Global Health, University of Utah Health Sciences

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