I am currently the Head of Nursing at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. My position as a midwifery faculty at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi is strategic to affect midwifery education and practice particularly in Ghana and more generally throughout Africa. I have collaborated with several institutions and individuals. Collaborating with my mentor, Dr. Jody Lori, we have worked on several projects in Ghana that focus on maternal and child health, “New Avenues to increase the use of Skilled Birth Attendants in Ghana” and “Examining student Midwives Perception of Rural Practice, Reproductive Health Issues and Contraceptive Update and Use”. As a nurse-midwife in Ghana, I am committed to improving maternal mortality and reproductive health outcomes for the most marginalized populations. I have practiced as a midwife for over 26 years and been involved in midwifery education for 19 years during this period. I am a facilitator on a Netherlands Initiative for Capacity Development in higher Education (NICHE project GHA 269); Preparing graduates for e-health and the private sector (Colleges of nurses and midwives) (2016-2021) and Netherlands Initiative for Capacity Development in higher Education (NICHE project GHA/102); Teaching and Administration (Colleges of nurses and midwives) (2012-2015)
Presently, I am working on a 5-year project titled “Changing the Culture of Disrespect and Abuse in Maternity Care (CCDAMC) in Kumasi- Ghana” will examine knowledge and attitudes of midwives towards childbirth care, develop a model of care to improve women’s satisfaction with care and train midwives on the model. I believe the time is opportune for this research which holds the potential to shift the current clinical practice paradigm to providing respectful maternity care in Ghana.