Professor Frank Nyonator

Nationality: Ghanaian

Frank Nyonator is an internationally recognized expert in health systems strengthening, healthcare management, health research and monitoring and evaluation. Dr Frank Nyonator is currently the Country Project Director for the USAID/ Ghana Evaluate for Health (E4H) Project and a part-time Senior Lecturer of the School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences.

Frank Nyonator is also chief executive officer and lead consultant of Health Streams International (HSI), a nonprofit organization specializing in dynamic health solutions for the private, public, and nongovernmental sectors within Ghana and beyond.

He was the Acting Dean of the School of Public Health at Ghana’s University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ho, Ghana from April 2013 to November, 2014; and a Gro Harlem Brundtland Senior Leadership Fellow, Harvard School of Public Heath, Cambridge, MA USA.

In 2012–2013, Dr Nyonator served as Ministerial Advisor on Health Systems Strengthening, Decentralization, and Universal Health Coverage; and as director of human resources for health development in the Ghana Ministry of Health.

Prior to that, he was Director General of the Ghana Health Service and Regional Director of Health Services at the Volta Regional Health Administration, Ho.

Dr Nyonator established the Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (PPME) Directorate of the Ghana Health Service which monitored and evaluated public health service provision at the national, regional, district, sub-district and community levels.

He has served as the health systems advisor for the World Health Organization Country Office in Abuja, Nigeria; as a member of the technical steering committee of the Child and Adolescent Health Department at WHO headquarters; and as the Vice Chair of the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in the Tropical Diseases (TDR) Joint Coordinating Board. He is currently serving as a member of STAC for TDR.

Dr Nyonator earned certificates in financing health care in developing countries from Boston University and in health sector reform for primary health care from the University of Sussex. He earned a master’s degree in public health from Leeds University, and bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery degrees from the University of Ghana Medical School.