The Tamale Teaching Hospital Board
The Board is accountable to the President through the Sector Minister for the performance, operations and affairs of the hospital. Its principal role is to govern, rather than manage, the Hospital. In performing its role, the Board is mindful that the obligations of the Directors are primarily set out in the Act 525, the broader corporate objectives of the Ministry of Health and the general laws of the land. The Board is responsible for oversight of the Hospital, and specifically:
- Driving the strategic direction of the Hospital and approving corporate strategies;
- Setting goals and policies for the Hospital including risk appetite;
- Monitoring management’s performance;
- Reviewing management succession planning;
- Providing advice and counsel to senior management;
- Evaluating Board processes and performance of the Board as a whole, as well as contributions by individual Directors;
- Monitoring financial performance and reporting;
- Reviewing the adequacy of systems to comply with all laws and regulations which apply to the Hospital and its businesses;
- Monitoring key risk areas by ensuring the implementation of a suitable risk management and internal controls framework;
- Ensuring that proper governance practices (including appropriate standards of ethical behaviour, corporate governance and social responsibility) are established and processes exist to ensure they are adhered to at all times.
The Board meets formally at least 12 times during the year to review the Hospital’s strategic plan and to set the it’s overall strategic direction. Directors are encouraged to bring to Board meetings objective independent judgement in relation to the matters under consideration, to ask incisive, robust questions and require accurate, honest answers.
Directors receive agenda, board papers and minutes in advance of meetings in hard copy or may access this information electronically.
The current Board is made up of eleven members made of a chairman, six executive members, and four non-executive members. There is also a secretary.
The Board Chairman
Dr. M. I. Iddrisu
The Chairman provides leadership to the Board and the Hospital. He presides at Board meetings of the Hospital and is responsible for ensuring that the Board discharges its role, and works closely with the Chief Executive Officer in that regard.
Dr. Iddrisu was appointed as Chairman to the Tamale Teaching Hospital Board in June 2009. He is currently a Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana Medical School.
The Chief Executive Officer (Member)
Dr. Ken Sagoe has been Chief Executive of Tamale Teaching Hospital since April 2008. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, he had held the several management positions and has since the inception of the health sector reforms in Ghana worked at various levels of the health sector and been closely involved in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the reform process, including the Sector Wide Approach of donor agencies in the Ministry of Health, Ghana.
Currently, an Honorary Fellow of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Sagoe is also an elected Fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians (Public Health Faculty). He holds a Master of Community Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine University of Ghana, Legon. He also has several certificates in management and leadership including:
- Certificate in Leadership for Senior Executive Fellows Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, Boston,
- Certificate in Health Sector Consultancies in International Development Cooperation DSE, Berlin, Germany,
- Certificate in Human Resources Management Crown Agents International Training Centre, Worthing, UK,
- Certificate in Quality Assurance in Health Care for Developing Countries Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Baltimore,
- Certificate in Management for Primary Health Care (MPHC) Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine,
- Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Gates Leadership Seminar on Population and Reproductive Health, GIMPA, Accra.
- Certified Trainer in Strategic Leadership and Management Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, GIMPA, Accra
Medical Director (Member)
Dr. Prosper Akanbong is currently a Senior Physician Specialist at the Tamale Teaching Hospital. He took over the role as Medical Director at the Hospital in 2008 and has been very instrumental in the reorganization of clinical services at the Hospital. He is also the Lead clinician and the Acting Head, Department of Internal Medicine, Tamale Teaching Hospital. Dr. Akanbong is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University for Development Studies.
He is a Member of West African College of Physicians (WACP). In addition, he has certificates in the following areas:
- Certificate in Health Administration and Management from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, GIMPA
- Certificate in Problem Based Learning – University of Maastricht, Netherland.
Director of Nursing (Member)
Elizabeth A. Danso qualified as a State Registered Nurse in 1972 and has worked within the speciality of Midwifery and General Nursing in the Ministry of Health. She has undertaken a range of management roles within the nursing hierarchy, including District Midwifery Officer, Atebubu, Nursing Officer In-charge of Outpatient Department, Tamale Teaching Hospital, Nursing Officer In-charge of Surgical Ward, Tamale Teaching Hospital and Principal Nursing Officer In-charge of Medical Ward, Tamale Teaching Hospital.
Mrs. Danso is a Certified Practical Examiner for the Nurses and Midwifery Council of Ghana.
She became Deputy Director of Nursing Services at the Tamale Teaching Hospital and then later was appointed the Director of Nursing Services and a Member to the Tamale Teaching Hospital Board in 2009.
Director of Pharmacy (Member)
Nicholas joined the Tamale Teaching Hospital Board in January 2010. He has over ten years experience as manager and is goal-oriented individual with strong leadership capabilities. He is currently the Director of Pharmacy, responsible for the day-to-day management of pharmaceutical services at the Hospital. He is the Chairman of Drugs and Therapeutics Committee, Member of Hospital In-House, Management committee and member of Hospital’s Procurement Committee. Nicholas has the following licenses and certification:
- MSc. Pharmacy, Ukrainian Academy of Pharmacy, Kharkov, Ukraine
- BSc. Pharmacy, Ukrainian Academy of Pharmacy, Kharkov, Ukraine
- Member, Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, (Registration No. 1587)
- Certificate of participation, CPA Good Pharmacy Practice
- Train the Trainers Workshop -FDB Drug safety Monitoring (Institutional contact person)
- Health Administration and management Course for Senior Health Personnel (GIMPA).
Director of Administration (Member)
As a dynamic, creative with a solid legal background, Mr. Welber’s vision is to deploy effective and efficient management and support service systems to enable the Tamale Teaching Hospital achieve its vision of being the Centre of Excellence.
He joined the Tamale Teaching Hospital in 2009 as a Director of Administration. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Head of the Legal Department of the Ghana Health Service. Mr. Welber has the following qualifications:
- Certificate of Enrollment into the Ghana Roll of Lawyers (Barrister), 2007
- Master of Arts in Hospital Management, University of Leeds, 1999
- BSc. Administration (Health Option), University of Ghana, Legon, 1998.