Dr. Margaret Agama-AnyeteiBoard Member
Dr. Margaret Agama-Anyetei (Ghana)
Graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi, Ghana obtaining a BSc. in Human Biology (1986), MB.CH.B in Medicine and Surgery (1989). Served within the Ghana Armed Forces Medical Services (1990-1999); and obtained an M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology, University of Ghana (1999). Appointed as the first Specialist Clinical Psychologist (1999-2002) of the Ghana Armed Forces Medical Services and during this period served in Lebanon, Liberia and Sierra Leone alongside the troops. Was in charge of the providing support, training and psychological services for service personnel, civilian staff and their families.
Appointed as the first Policy Adviser HIV/AIDS, Department of Peace Keeping Operations’ Mission MONUC, DRC (2002-2006); and the first Adviser HIV/AIDS, Security and Humanitarian, UNAIDS regional Office (AUC and ECA), Ethiopia (2006-2007); where she developed the HIV policy and oversaw its implementation for peacekeeping mission, conflict and humanitarian settings.
She was UNFPA’s Resident Representative to the DRC (one of UNFPA largest operations in Africa) (2007-2009) where she oversaw the delivery of UNFPA’s program through its 11 sub-offices and across the 10 regions of the DRC; and then Regional Advisor HIV and AIDS, East and Southern Regional Office of UNFPA (2009-2015) implementation UNFPA’s program on HIV and AIDS and provided support for the 46 countries of the UNFPA Africa region.
Her experience is in management, advocacy, policy and strategic development. She has extensive experience in the areas of Health and development, Population, Nutrition, Gender, Health Economics and Humanitarian Issues. She has supported policy development with a focus on vulnerable populations, particularly women and children’s health in non-conflict, conflict and humanitarian Settings. She has a number of publications to her name.