Kofi’s Resume

EDUCATION

  • Masters in Business Administration, School of Administration, University of Ghana, Legon, Finance, 1997
  • Master of Science, Kings’ College, University of London, Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Control, 1993
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 1989

ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK

  • World Bank/GIMPA Workshop on Consultant’s Services, GIMPA, Accra, Ghana, 2001
  • World Bank/International Labour Organisation Course on Works Procurement Management, GIMPA, Accra, Ghana, 2001
  • Workshop on Achieving Managerial Excellence, Ernst & Young, Swedru, Ghana, 2001
  • Practical International Procurement, UNDP/IAPSO, Accra, Ghana, 2001
  • Strategic Planning, PCL Consulting, Accra, Ghana, 1999
  • WHO Training Course on Drug Regulation and Quality Assurance, WHO, Accra, Ghana, 2000
  • Training Course in Managing Drug Supply for Primary Health Care, MSH/IDA, Amsterdam, 1999
  • Executive Course in Health Financing and Sustainability, MSH, Boston, 1998
  • Introductory Course in Quality Awareness and Quality Assurance, SGS, Accra, Ghana, 1994
  • How to Start and Manage Small and Medium Scale Enterprises, MDPI, Accra, Ghana, 1991
  • Computer Programming and Information Processing, Home Study Center, Accra, Ghana, 1985

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Management Sciences for Health, September 2011—present
Program Director, Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program, Arlington, VA

  • Responsible for leading and managing the US Agency for International Development (USAID) funded, five-year $197.9 million Cooperative Agreement, Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program, which is a follow-on to the Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) Program. The SIAPS Program builds on SPS’ achievements and works to assure the availability of quality pharmaceutical products and effective pharmaceutical services to achieve desired health outcomes. The program promotes and uses a systems-strengthening approach consistent with the Global Health Initiative (GHI) that will result in improved and sustainable health impact. The SIAPS’ technical approach emphasizes GHI principles, especially improving metrics, monitoring, and evaluation; capacitating local governments and organizations; and increasing country ownership. The SIAPS program works in about 30 countries with country offices in about 22.

Management Sciences for Health, March 2011—present
Program Director, Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) Program, Arlington, VA

  • Responsible for providing technical leadership and vision for the SPS program and overseeing its operations currently being implemented through more than 20 field offices by more than 390 staff worldwide. The mandate of the SPS Program is to build capacity within resource-limited countries to effectively manage pharmaceutical systems, successfully implement U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) priority services, and ultimately save lives and protect the public’s health by improving access to and use of medicines of assured quality.

Management Sciences for Health, May 2009—March 2011
Technical Deputy Director, Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems Program, Arlington, VA

  • Responsible for monitoring program progress and for communicating progress to clients, including the USAID Cognizant Technical Officer (CTO), Bureaus and Missions.
  • Guide the development of targeted annual workplans that are responsive to client priorities and, contribute to achievement of Intermediate Results and review budget planning against program goals.
  • Serves as Acting Program Director in the absence of the Director.

Management Sciences for Health, March 2006—May 2009
Country Program Manager, Supply Chain Management System Project, Arlington, VA

  • Responsible for technical and managerial oversight of SCMS field office operations in Botswana, Ethiopia, Namibia and Tanzania.
  • Responsible for oversight for the development of technical strategies and work plans
  • Responsible for the organization and provision of in-country technical assistance, aimed at strengthening in-country supply chain management systems
  • Responsible for ensuring effective communication with USG agencies – USAID, CDC – and SCMS management in-country and in Washington, DC.
  • Supervisory responsibility for Country Directors managing implementation of SCMS activities in Botswana, Ethiopia, Namibia and Tanzania; Program Coordinator and Procurement Associate who assists with backstopping for focus countries.

Management Sciences for Health, February 2003—March 2006
Senior Program Associate, Arlington, VA

  • Project manager for the RPM Plus Namibia project to strengthen pharmaceutical management systems in support of the scaling up of the HIV/AIDS program, supported by the USG Emergency Plan with an annual budget of about $2M and six (6) local staff.
  • Facilitated the development of a concept and business plan for the Coordinated Informed Buying (CIB), regional collaboration for procurement Initiative of the ECSA region and the establishment of the Regional Pharmaceutical Forum (RPF) of East, Central and Southern Africa (ECSA).
  • Provided technical support to the RPM Plus Malaria team in a number of areas including but not limited to –
    • Quantification of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine for Intermittent Preventive Treatment in Ghana using Quantimed®;
    • Review of Global Fund procurement plans for malaria for Ghana and Kenya;
    • Strategic planning for RPM Plus malaria activities under WARP;
    • Provided technical direction to the Namibia Central Medical Stores on the procurement of artemether-lumefantrine for first-line malaria treatment.
  • Served as lead person for activities under USAID WARP and also RPM Plus point person for the AWARE project.

Ghana Ministry of Health, May 2001 to January 2003
Head, Procurement Unit, Accra, Ghana

  • Responsible for the management of the Procurement Unit so as to achieve its set objectives. The Unit is responsible for the procurement of goods, works and services to support health care delivery, by the application of agreed procedures that ensure value for money and client satisfaction.
  • It also has oversight responsibility for the establishment and institutionalization of appropriate procurement systems, in accordance with the procedures and principles adopted by the Ministry and its development partners, throughout the Ministry. This is done through training, monitoring and supervision of procurement personnel and activities throughout the Ministry.

Ghana Ministry of Health, June 1997 to May 2001
Deputy Program Manager, Ghana National Drugs Program (GNDP), Accra, Ghana

  • A five-year Essential Drugs Program funded by the government of The Netherlands and the Ministry of Health, Ghana, which forms the drugs component of the Medium Term Health Strategy of the Ministry of Health, Ghana. The GNDP seeks to improve on the Pharmaceutical sector in Ghana, by initiating and monitoring programs and activities that are geared towards the attainment of the four main objectives of Promoting Rational Drug Use, Strengthening Quality Assurance of Pharmaceuticals and Pharmaceutical Systems, Improving the financing of drugs and improving the systems of procurement, storage and distribution of drugs in Ghana. Staff comprised two Program Managers, two expatriate Advisors, one local Advisor and seven support staff.
  • Responsible for the formulation and monitoring of action plans, budgets and progress reports of the Program.
  • Responsible for the financial management and administrative aspects of the Program.
  • Responsible for the restructuring of the financial management information systems and practices of the Cash and Carry system of drug financing.
  • Responsible for program management and administration, policy formulation, implementation and monitoring.

Ghana Ministry of Health, January 1994 to June 1997
Pharmacist, Drug Management Unit, Accra, Ghana

  • Responsible for the analysis and evaluation of quarterly financial statements and other returns on the “Cash & Carry” system of drug delivery in Government health institutions, notably the Regional Medical Stores (10), Teaching (2) and Regional (10) Hospitals.
  • Developed financial reporting and monitoring formats for the “Cash and Carry” program. Member of the National “Cash and Carry” Monitoring Team responsible for regular monitoring tours of Ministry of Health institutions of the nation.

Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, January 1990 to January 1994
Pharmacist, Accra, Ghana

  • Responsible for In-patient dispensing and Ward Pharmacy.
  • Managed Accounts Receivable due from in-patients in the hospital.
  • Managed the extemporaneous preparations unit and the outpatient-dispensing unit at various times.
  • Instrumental in the feasibility analysis, planning and implementation of the Korle-Bu Hospital Pharmacy Shop.

Apothesbolaget, September 1990
Student Exchange Trainee Pharmacist, Malmo, Sweden

  • Student Exchange Program. Understudied the procedures and management of the Swedish Pharmacy system, which comprises a nation-wide network of community and hospital pharmacy outlets, and a unique wholesale distribution system.

SELECTED SHORT-TERM CONSULTING

  • JSI/HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Ghana, 2002. Study on effect of Decentralization on Logistics systems performance
  • DANIDA/MoH, Ghana, 1999. Review of Upper West Region Drugs Program
  • MSH, Ghana, 2002. SEAM Ghana Baseline Survey
  • MoH, Ghana, 1998/9. Baseline Survey of Pharmaceutical Sector in Ghana,
  • FPLM/USAID/MoH, Ghana, 1998. Assessment of Integrated Logistics Management Information System

LANGUAGES

  • English – Advanced Professional Proficiency
  • Twi – Native

PAPERS/PUBLICATIONS

  • Erik J Schouten, Andreas Jahn, Anne Ben-Smith, Simon D Makombe, Anthony, D Harries, Francis Aboagye-Nyame and Frank Chimbwandira. Antiretroviral drug supply challengesin the era of scaling up ART in Malawi. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2011, 14 (Suppl 1): S4. http://www.jiasociety.org/content/14/S1/S4
  • S.V.K. Moideen, P.J. Houghton, P. Rock, S.L. Croft, and F. Aboagye-Nyame, (1999). Activity of Extracts and Naphthoquinones from Kigelia pinnata against Trypanosoma brucei brucei and Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense. Planta Med. 65, 536-540

SELECTED TECHNICAL REPORTS

  1. Aboagye-Nyame, F., Phetogo, P. 2008. Supply Planning for Laboratory Reagents and Supplies: Report of Training Workshop. Submitted to the US Agency for International Development by the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS).
  2. Aboagye-Nyame, F., Idris, R.A. 2007. Report of Quantification of HIV/AIDS Related Commodity Requirements of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia: 2007 to 2012 Submitted to the U.S. Agency for International Development by the Supply Chain Management System Project (SCMS).
  3. Aboagye-Nyame, F. 2006. Supply Chain Management System Project – Ethiopia: Strategic Planning Concept Paper. Submitted to the U.S. Agency for International Development by the Supply Chain Management System Project, Partnership for Supply Chain Management.
  4. Aboagye-Nyame, F. Ngidari, J. Coetzee, E. 2007. Report of the Review of the Supply Chain Management Systems for Rapid Test Kits and Related Supplies of the Namibia Social Marketing Association. Submitted to the US Agency for International Development by the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS).
  5. Aboagye-Nyame, F., Idris, R.A. 2007. Quantification of Antiretroviral Medicines Requirements for the Botswana Central Medical Stores – 2007 to 2009. Submitted to the US Agency for International Development by the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS).
  6. Aboagye-Nyame, F., Mapiki, S. 2007. Quantification and Supply Planning Training for Central Medical Stores of Botswana. Submitted to the US Agency for International Development by the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS).
  7. Aboagye-Nyame, F., Rabiner, C., Ngidari, J. 2007. Report of the Preliminary Review of the Supply Chain Management Systems of the Namibia Institute of Pathology. Submitted to the US Agency for International Development by the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS).
  8. Aboagye-Nyame, Francis, 2004. Pharmaceutical Sector Planning Workshop, March 23–24, 2004: Report of Proceedings. Submitted to the U.S. Agency for International Development by the Rational Pharmaceutical Management Plus Program. Arlington, VA: Management Sciences for Health.
  9. Aboagye-Nyame, Francis, Bura, Mark (Dr.), Ndyanabangi, Bannet (Dr.). 2003. The Commonwealth Regional Health Community Secretariat: Establishing a Regional Drug Forum to Improve Access and Quality of Pharmaceuticals and Other Health Commodities in ECSA. Concept Paper. Submitted to the U.S. Agency for International Development by the Rational Pharmaceutical Management Plus Program. Arlington, VA: Management Sciences for Health.
  10. Aboagye-Nyame, Francis, Laila Akhlaghi, and Michael Thuo. 2004. Preassessment of the Pharmaceutical Management System, Republic of Namibia: Trip Report, August 18–26, 2003. Submitted to the U.S. Agency for International Development by the Rational Pharmaceutical Management Plus Program. Arlington, VA: Management Sciences for Health.
  11. Access to Essential Medicines: Ghana. / Miralles, Maria; Aboagye-Nyame, Francis; Arhinful, Daniel Kojo; Barraclough, Andrew; Boesen, Daniel; Briggs, Catherine Jane; Broun, Denis; Janvier, Marjorie; Lalvani, Paul; Moore, Thomas; Ofori-Adjei, David; Yerkes, Lee. — Strategies for Enhancing Access to Medicines (SEAM) 7-03. pp. 81.
  12. Akhlaghi, L., and F. Aboagye-Nyame. 2004. Quantification of Antiretroviral Drugs, Rapid Test Kits, Fixed-Dose Combination Drugs for Tuberculosis, and Insecticide-Treated Nets in Support of The Republic of Namibia’s Global Fund Application. Submitted to the U.S. Agency for International Development by the Rational Pharmaceutical Management Plus Program. Arlington, VA: Management Sciences for Health.
  13. Assessment of the Public Sector Pharmaceutical Supply System of Namibia. / Aboagye-Nyame, Francis; Akhlaghi, Laila; Dias, Vimal. — Rational Pharmaceutical Management Plus Project (RPM Plus) 11-04. pp. 102.
  14. Ghana Assessment (SEAM conference 2001) / Aboagye-Nyame, Francis; Arhinful, Daniel Kojo. — Strategies for Enhancing Access to Medicines (SEAM) 11-01. pp. 40.
  15. Onyango, C. and Francis Aboagye-Nyame. 2003. Readiness for Regional Pooled Procurement of HIV/AIDS-Related Drugs and Commodities in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Assessment of 11 Member Countries of the Commonwealth Regional Health Community Secretariat. Submitted to the U.S. Agency for International Development by the Rational Pharmaceutical Management Plus Program. Arlington, VA: Management Sciences for Health.
  16. Proposals for Strengthening the Central and Regional Medical Stores of Namibia in Support of the Scale-Up and Expansion of HIV/AIDS Programs. / Aboagye-Nyame, Francis; Ndigari, Joseph; Embrey, Martha. — Rational Pharmaceutical Management Plus Project (RPM Plus) 9-05. pp. 30.
  17. Standard Operating Procedures Manual for Managing Rapid Test Kits and Related Supplies at Voluntary Counseling and Testing Sites, 2008. Capacity Project, Namibia
  18. Strengthening the Pharmaceutical Sector of Namibia to Support the Scale-Up and Expansion of HIV/AIDS Programs: Strategic Plan 2004–2008. Submitted to the U.S. Agency for International Development by the Rational Pharmaceutical Management Plus Program. Arlington, VA: Management Sciences for Health.
  19. Tetteh Gladys, and Francis Aboagye-Nyame. 2003. Assessing Available Methods For Quantification Of Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine For Intermittent Preventive Treatment Of Malaria In Ghana. Submitted to the U.S. Agency for International Development by the Rational Pharmaceutical Management Plus Program. Arlington, VA: Management Sciences for Health.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Fellow, West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists
  • Member, Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (Registration Number 1064)

SELECTED POSITIONS

  • Member, National Drugs Committee, Ministry of Health, Ghana, June 1997 to May 2001
  • Member, National Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, September 1999 to 2003; September 1997 to September 1999; September 1994 to September 1997
  • Member, Standing Executive Committee of the National Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, September, 1999 to 2003; September 1997 to September, 1999
  • Honorary General Secretary, Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, September, 1999 to 2003
  • Chairman, Editorial Board, Ghana Pharmaceutical Journal, September, 1999 to 2003
  • Assistant Honorary General Secretary, Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, September, 1997 to September, 1999
  • Secretary, Greater Accra Branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, 1994 to 1997
  • Vice-Chairman, Reception Committee, International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF), 1995
  • National President, Ghana Pharmaceutical Students’ Association, 1988/9
  • Member, Management Board, University of Science and Technology Hospital, 1989
  • Member, Students Representative Council, University of Science and Technology, 1989
  • Entertainment Chairman, Queen Elizabeth II Hall, University of Science and Technology, 1988
  • Editor-in-Chief, Pax Romana Magazine, University of Science and Technology, 1988
  • Secretary, Parish Pastoral Council, Theresa’s Catholic Church, Kaneshie, 1996 to 1998
  • Assistant Secretary, Parish Pastoral Council of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Kaneshie, 1994 to 1996
  • President, Parish Youth Council, St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Kaneshie, 1994 to 1996
  • President, St. Theresa’s Youth Association, St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Kaneshie, 1991 to 1996
  • President, St. Theresa’s Youth Association, St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Kaneshie, Dec. 1998 to 2002