WAPSI FORUM PANELIST

Sybil Nana Ama Ossei-Agyeman-Yeboah

Ag. Principal Professional Officer, Public Health
West African Health Organization

A Pharmacist with 32 years’ experience and 22 years as Pharmaceutical and Quality Assurance Analyst. Holds BPharm (1989) and MSc. in Pharmaceutical and Quality Control (1999) from KNUST-Ghana respectively. A PhD candidate in Public Health Administration and Policy (Walden University-USA). Project Management Professional (GIMPA) (2020). Fellow of the West Africa Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (2018), Fellow Ghana Post Graduate College of Pharmacists (2016). Chartered Institute of Administration and Management Consultant, Ghana- Practicing License (2007). Had worked in various capacities in the teaching and health institutions in Ghana. For the past 12 years plus has been with the West African Health Organization (WAHO) as the Professional Officer in charge of Pharmaceuticals, now the Ag. Principal Program Officer for Public Health and Head of Division. Coordinates the West Africa Medicines Regulatory Harmonization Initiative, train and develop regional experts in the pharmaceutical sectors to strengthen the human resource for the work force, strengthening medicines regulatory systems, quality control laboratories capacity, ensuring the accreditations of the national regulatory agencies and laboratories to international standards, local pharmaceutical manufacturing capacities development, establishing good manufacturing practices. These and other interventions undertaken are to ensure best health practices and access to quality, safe and affordable medical products in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Currently coordinating the ECOWAS COVID-19 vaccines Taskforce to ensure effective access of COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines production in the region. Have good working relationships with stakeholders and partners.