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Nana Twum-Danso

Dr. Nana A. Y. Twum-Danso is a public health and preventive medicine physician with 20 years of experience in public health policy, strategy, practice, monitoring, learning, evaluation and research at local, national and international levels. She is currently an independent consultant in quality improvement (QI) and large-scale change and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in the USA. Prior to that she was the Founder and CEO of MAZA, a social enterprise that established an emergency health transportation network in remote rural areas of Ghana, a Senior Program Officer in the Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Department of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a Director at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement where she led Project Fives Alive!, a nationwide QI initiative to reduce child mortality in Ghana. For the past decade, Dr. Twum-Danso has served on technical and advisory committees for global health institutions such as the World Health Organization, the US Institute of Medicine’s Bureau of Global Health, and the Canadian International Development Research Centre. She received her undergraduate and medical education from Harvard University and her public health and preventive medicine residency training from Emory University.