Dr. Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey

Board Member

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Dr. Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey is currently the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Executive Director, Africa Region. In this role, he provides strategic technical and relationship guidance for the work in IHI’s Africa Region while securing new business opportunities. Prior to assuming this role, Dr. Sodzi-Tettey was the Senior Technical Director, Africa. In this role, he led Ghana’s Project Fives Alive! to deliver a large scale quality improvement project in over 80% of public sector hospitals and 30% of Ghanaian sub districts, contributing to a 34% reduction in facility based child deaths. He also supported the design of a large scale improvement initiative in Ethiopia. Additionally, he is leading IHI’s ongoing support to the Liberian health Ministry’s health system rebuilding efforts post Ebola.

A public health physician, Quality Improvement Advisor and a Fellow of the International Society for Quality in Healthcare, Dr. Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey also has years of clinical and management experiences in frontline district medical practice. In the former roles, he has conducted high level trainings and short term consultancies in quality improvement with a number of organizations in Saudi Arabia, India, Ethiopia, Liberia, Nigeria and in the United States working with a diverse group of organizations like the World Health Organization, Care India, Centre for Integrated Health Programmes, Nigeria, Kind Saud Medical City, Saudi Arabia etc.

With significant high level engagements within Ministries of Health in Ghana, Liberia, Ethiopia and Malawi, he served on the governing board of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) and the governing Council of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS between 2012 - 2016. He is also a member of Ghana’s National Newborn Sub Committee and has previously worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator of the National Catholic Health Service, guiding the finalization of the NCHS’s Whole Systems Transformation strategy.

Dr. Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey is also an advocate for social justice including advocacy for bridging equity gaps in mental healthcare and as a member of the Africa Media and Malaria Research Network. As Vice President of the Ghana Medical Association, he won the Special Commendation Award for meritorious service to the Association and to the medical profession in Ghana. Dr. Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey writes a weekly sociopolitical column for Ghana’s Daily Graphic, published online, and is also published in peer reviewed journals.