Professor Frank Nyonator

Nationality: Ghanaian

Dr Frank Nyonator is currently the Dean of the School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) Ghana. He was the Ministerial Advisor on Health Systems Strengthening and Director, Human Resource for Health Development (HRHD), Ministry of Health, Ghana. He was also the acting Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Ghana. He had been the Director of Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Division, Volta Regional Director of Health Administration of the Ghana Health Service and was also Health Systems Advisor for the WHO Country Office in Abuja, Nigeria from June 2008 to December 2009.

Served as a member of the Technical Steering Committee of the Child and Adolescent Health (CAH) Department, WHO, and as a member of the GAVI Alliance Independent Review Committees as health systems expert from 2006 to 2010. Served as the Vice-Chair of the TDR Joint Coordinating Board (June 2007 to June 2008). Currently on the mHealth Technical Advisory Group (mTAG) on Evidence, Impact and Scale in Reproductive, Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health, WHO. A Founding Member of Health Systems Action Network (HSAN), he is also a member of the Global Health Council, American Public Health Association, Population Association of America, Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons and Ghana Medical Association.

Dr Nyonator has authored and co-authored a number of publications on health system issues including community-based health planning and services initiative in Ghana, caring for the poor, migration by graduates of the University of Ghana Medical School and others. He has a certificate in Financing Health Care in Developing Countries from Boston University, USA, and a certificate in Health Sector Reform for Primary Health Care from the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. Furthermore, he has an MPH degree from Leeds University, UK, and MB ChB degree from the University of Ghana Medical School, Legon. Dr Nyonator’s research interests and experience are in health systems and health service provision especially using new technologies.