Dr. Mary Akua Ampomah is a Lecturer, School Counselor, and team lead for the Advocacy and Engagement Committee at the Fred N. Binka School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS). In addition to her academic obligations, she spends time at the Volta Regional Hospital managing patients living with sickle cell disease and psychological disorders.
Before joining UHAS, she served as a global sickle cell advocate for thirteen years. It was in this capacity that she was appointed as CEO of the Global Alliance of Sickle Cell Disease Organization (GASCDO), Canada, and served in that role from 2021 to 2022. Dr. Ampomah holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ghana, Legon and her passion for advocacy in SCD stems from the loss of three close childhood friends with SCD during her childhood years in Ghana.
Mary Akua Ampomah strongly believes that with culturally sensitive and evidence-based education, management, and care, people living with SCD will live a better, longer, and better quality of life irrespective of their geographical location.