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How to Become A Leader in Community Health

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This week Dr. Elvira will be speaking with Andrews (Andy) Seglah about his work in community health and how he became a global health leader.

Mr. Seglah is the Project and Programs Manager for Comsudev, a local Non-Governmental Organization based in Accra, Ghana that works in collaboration with stakeholders such as the Ghana Health Service, other health service providers, and members of the community.

His core responsibilities include designing interventions in health programs by writing project proposals to address some of the challenges in the areas of:

  • Malaria prevention and treatment for below age 5years.
  • Prevention of malaria in pregnancy
  • Maternal Health
  • Gender and Health
  • Adolescent and Reproductive Health
  • Tuberculosis prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation programs

Mr. Seglah is also responsible for implementation, coordinating and monitoring and reporting of all projects activities in all the projects areas. He also does community mobilization and sensitization in most rural communities; ensures that during immunization, children within the hard to reach communities are immunized; and he trains community based volunteers.

Mr. Seglah holds BA in Integrated Community Development; Diploma in Social Work; Certificate in Health Promotion; and other certificates in the areas of Project management, Projects and Budget Planning, Project Cycle Management and Networking, Management, and Finance and Logistics.

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