Board of Directors

Dr. George Amofah

Acting Chair

Dr Amofah George was the Deputy Director General of Ghana Health Service until his retirement in December 2011, after serving in various capacities at all levels of Ghana’s health care delivery system as PHC coordinator, District Director and Regional Director of Health Services, as well as National Director of Public Health. He has acquired considerable technical and managerial experience over more than 30 years.

Dr Bafedile Chauke-Moagi

Senior Specialist in Occupational and Public Health

Bafedile is a highly qualified and experienced public health physician currently employed at Anglo Gold Ashanti as a Senior Specialist in Occupational and Public Health for the Continental Africa Region. She is responsible for planning, design, implementation and evaluation of health programmes for all AGA mining operations in Africa to address health risk, needs and priorities of employees, dependents and communities. This includes addressing malaria as one of the biggest health threat in the countries AGA operates.
She has extensive experience in epidemiology, infectious disease control, occupational and environmental health, health system strengthening as well donor fund management. She was previously with a PEPFAR-USAID partner agency in South Africa called Foundation for Professional Development (FPD), as the Head of the health system strengthening department.
Prior to that she worked for the World Health Organization (WHO) with responsibilities for the Immunization and Vaccine and Child Health Departments, tasked with providing specialist technical support to the South African government in the Immunization programme, surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases and child and adolescent health and survival. . Bafedile provided support on strategies for improvement of access to good quality health services, increasing coverage with lifesaving interventions; as well as ensuring compliance with international health regulations and meeting Millennium Development Goals. This included provision to South Africa as well as other countries in the Southern and Eastern sub-region of Africa in conducting childhood campaigns (polio, measles and LLIN distributions), introducing new vaccines, programme evaluation as well as health worker training.
She is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Public Health Medicine Specialist with the following educational qualifications: Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB); postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTMH); Diploma in Occupational Health (DOH); Master of Medicine in Community Health (MMed Community Health); Fellowship of the South African College of Public Health Medicine (FCPHM-SA).
Bafedile is a highly qualified and experienced public health physician currently employed at Anglo Gold Ashanti as a Senior Specialist in Occupational and Public Health for the Continental Africa Region. She is responsible for planning, design, implementation and evaluation of health programmes for all AGA mining operations in Africa to address health risk, needs and priorities of employees, dependents and communities. This includes addressing malaria as one of the biggest…

Dr. Keziah Laurencia Malm

Manager for National Malaria Control programme (NMCP)

Dr. Malm is the Programme Manager for National Malaria Control programme (NMCP) in Ghana. she is a Medical Officer by profession and has specialized in Public health.
She is the co-chair of roll back malaria (RBM) working group and a Member of the steering committee of the RBM Country/Regional Support Partner Committee.
As the programme manager of NMCP, Dr. Malm leads the strategic direction and planning for malaria control in Ghana, she also leads the policy development, resource mobilization and manages the entire malaria control in Ghana.
Dr. Malm is great at ensuring that the implementation of key interventions needed for the reduction of malaria burden nationwide are carried out promptly. She monitors the performance of the National Malaria Control Programme in achieving its set objective and Supervises the implementation of operational research, evaluations and assessments of the Malaria Control Programme in Ghana
As a public health specialist, Dr. K.L. Malm has guided the design, proposal development and supported the implementation of a lot of research studies including Baseline Study for the Vulnerable Group In Ghana( Kayayei) in 2019, a Study to understand the causes of High Mortality in Children in the Northern Region in 2017. Dr. Malm has also contributed to a number of published policy documents including but not limited to: Ghana Malaria Strategic Plan, 2014-2020 ( Third Generation), Ghana Monitoring and Evaluation Plan, 2014-2020 ( Third Generation), Ghana Malaria Case Management Guidelines, 2014 and Ghana National Malaria Drug Policy, 2014.
Dr. Malm holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, (MB.ChB) from University Of Ghana, Accra Ghana and an old student of Mfantsiman Girls’ Secondary School in the central Region of Ghana
Dr. Malm is the Programme Manager for National Malaria Control programme (NMCP) in Ghana. she is a Medical Officer by profession and has specialized in Public health.

She is the co-chair of roll back malaria (RBM) working group and a Member of the steering committee of the RBM Country/Regional Support Partner Committee.

Mr. Eric Asubonteng

President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines

Eric has over 16 years’ experience in leadership and management roles, both local and international, in both surface mining and underground operations.
He joined AngloGold Ashanti (Obuasi Mine) in 2013 and was appointed the Managing Director in 2016. Before his appointment as Managing Director, he held roles as Senior Manager Finance, and Head of Operations and Corporate Affairs with responsibility for the operations on site, as well as managing the reputation of the company in-country.
Eric is currently the President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines.
Before joining AngloGold Ashanti, he spent about 10 years with Gold Fields in different capacities, including as Finance and Business Improvement Manager at Gold Field’s Agnew Mine in Western Australia and as Acting Finance Manager at Gold Fields’ Tarkwa Mine in Ghana.
He has played key roles in major restructuring programs in the mining industry, including the restructuring program at Gold Fields’ Agnew Mine (Western Australia) and the recent restructuring in Obuasi that has led to the redevelopment of the Obuasi Mine.
A chartered accountant by profession (Fellow, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK), Eric holds a first degree from the University of Ghana Business School, an MBA from the Manchester Business School, and a Graduate Certificate in Mining Engineering from the University of New South Wales (Australia).
Eric has over 16 years’ experience in leadership and management roles, both local and international, in both surface mining and underground operations.

He joined AngloGold Ashanti (Obuasi Mine) in 2013 and was appointed the Managing Director in 2016. Before his appointment as Managing Director, he held roles as Senior Manager Finance, and Head of Operations and Corporate Affairs with responsibility for the operations on site, as well as managing the reputation of the company in-country.

 

Dr Constance Bart-Plange

MBCHB (Legon); MPH (LEEDS, UK), FGCP, MWACPS, Dip HSS (Germany & Israel), Dip Trop Med (Ethiopia).

Dr Constance Bart-Plange is a Medical Doctor and a Senior Public Health Specialist. Her areas of expertise include: Malaria and Tropical Diseases Control; Field and Clinical Epidemiology; Health Systems Management; Research, Monitoring, Evaluation & Surveillance, Global Health; Communications, Partnerships and Resource Mobilization.
She managed the Ghana Malaria Control Program, which includes Indoor Residual Spraying, for 16 years and in the process, impacted positively on malaria transmission and malaria related deaths in all ages, in the country.
Currently, at the International level, she is a member of the NgenIRS Expert Advisory Committee (EAC) and Global Fund TRP. At the National level, she serves on the AGAMAL Board and Technical Committee.
Previously, she had served on International Advisory Board of First World Malaria Congress; RBM Advocacy and Resource Mobilization Steering Committee, Expert Scientific Advisory Committee of Innovative Vector Control (ESAC3); as well member of the WHO Vector Control Technical Expert Group (VCTEG), Global Fund Market Dynamics Advisory Group (MDAG), W.H.O Technical Committee on Community-Based Programs; Roll Back Malaria External Evaluation Task Force and Technical Advisor for the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee.
She was part-time lecturer at the University of Cape Coast Health Science Program; Lecturer, in “Monitoring and Evaluation of Malaria Training Programs, School of Public Health Legon.

She has received several awards including “Malaria Superwoman”, (in Geneva, 2016); “West Africa and Regional Malaria Safe Awards, Hall of Fame” (Ghana, 2018).
She has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals, jointly with others.
She is highly motivated, innovative, proactive, transformational, transcultural; multi-ethnic worker; multidisciplinary and dedicated team player. She is Multi-tasked; Results-oriented; Focused; Go-getter and an Achiever.

Dr Constance Bart-Plange is a Medical Doctor and a Senior Public Health Specialist. Her areas of expertise include: Malaria and Tropical Diseases Control; Field and Clinical Epidemiology; Health Systems Management; Research, Monitoring, Evaluation & Surveillance, Global Health; Communications, Partnerships and Resource Mobilization.
She managed the Ghana Malaria Control Program, which includes Indoor Residual Spraying, for 16 years and in the process, impacted positively on malaria transmission and malaria related deaths in all ages, in the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programs Director and Department Heads

Samuel Asiedu

Program Director

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE
Sam is a Public Health Specialist with social marketing, management and economics background. He has flair in research as well as monitoring and evaluation with much experience in operational research. Sam has a varied work experience in the field of public health, poverty reduction, gender empowerment and food security.

In public health, Sam has worked in management and leadership positions in areas such as HIV/AIDS, Malaria, adolescent reproductive health, maternal reproductive health, tuberculosis, water & sanitation, contraceptive social marketing etc. with excellent skills in health education and promotion as well as social marketing, monitoring and evaluation.
Sam’s skills include management of national projects as well as multi-site and multi-donor international programs. Sam has over 15years experience in research, monitoring and evaluation.

Sam was the M&E Advisor/Consultant working on NetsforLife® project with Episcopal Relief and Development. NetsforLife® is a partnership for malaria prevention in 17 African countries. He was responsible for establishing baseline, keeping M&E standards, capacity building and project evaluation across all 17 African implementing countries. He also provided project planning and management support in Latin America and Asia.

Sam was responsible for Episcopal Relief & Development research & evaluation for global partnership programs in promoting health, income generation, and alleviating hunger and diseases. The position works extensively and collaboratively with international program managers and partners, represents the organization both internally and externally, and serves as a significant knowledge management resource for all departments within the organization

Currently, Sam is the Managing Director at AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Malaria Control (AGAMal). It is a non-profit subsidiary of AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) with the mandate to plan and execute an efficient, effective and responsive public health interventions in Ghana and beyond. Sam oversees the implementation of Global Fund indoor residual spraying (IRS) program in entire Upper West Region, some districts in Upper East and Obuasi in Ashanti Region. He brings leadership, skill set and experience in both public health and the broader community and organizational development to AGAMal.

Sam is a Public Health Specialist with social marketing, management and economics background. He has flair in research as well as monitoring and evaluation with much experience in operational research. Sam has a varied work experience in the field of public health, poverty reduction, gender empowerment and food security.

In public health, Sam has worked in management and leadership positions in areas such as HIV/AIDS, Malaria, adolescent reproductive health, maternal reproductive health, tuberculosis, water & sanitation, contraceptive social marketing etc. with excellent skills in health education and promotion as well as social marketing, monitoring and evaluation.

Mr. Malik Kofi Assan

Operations & Communication

Mr. Malik Kofi Assan is the Head of Operations & Communication Department. The department entails the Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Unit and Operations Unit.

Before his current position, he worked with AngloGold Ashanti (GH) Malaria Control Limited and National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) with over 20 year work experience.

Mr. Assan joined AGAMal in 2013 as a District Operations Manager (DOM) and has a skillful experience in Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) implementation which aids the efforts in helping spray operators impact on beneficiary districts.

Mr. Eric Fosu- Kwabi

Finance and Resource Optimization

Mr. Eric Fosu- Kwabi is the Head of Finance and Resource Optimization. The department consists of Finance Unit and Purchasing and Supply Management (PSM) Unit.

Having a broad Experience in Finance from AngloGold Ashanti Limited has built his expertise which drives the finance department into giving out excellence financial prudence.

Mr. Kwabi is a strategic planner and an excellent negotiator which helps AngloGold Ashanti Malaria Control Program in presenting good budget results to Global Fund for an efficient work.

Mr. Ignatius Williams

Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)

The M&E department is headed by Mr. Ignatius Williams. The department has two units which are incharge of Entomological and Data Management activities. Mr. Williams is a public health expert with over 10 years working experience and with a vast knowledge in M&E activities in relation to malaria vector control (i.e. IRS and Larval Source Managment-LSM). Prior to his current position, Mr. Williams worked with Anglogold (GH) Ashanti Limited in various capacities. The M&E department has a resident medical entomologist with the state-of-the-art entomological laboratory