Dr. Emmanuel Odame


Dr. Emmanuel Odame Ankrah
Ministry of Health, Ghana
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Emmanuel’s experience includes working in the health policy arena for over a decade. He is currently the Director of Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of the Ministry of Health, Ghana. Where among other things he sees to the general policy direction of the health sector, leads in health sector planning and budgeting in all areas including capital investments, medical devices etc and ensures the sector is monitored in real time and decisions taken among other functions. He is also in charge of resource mobilsation for the health sector of 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 Organisations 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 meetings on 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.

Emmanuel holds a degree in Medicine and a Masters in health policy all from the University of Ghana. He also has a specialist qualification in health policy from the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has additional qualification in negotiation and leadership from the Harvard Law School.