Emmanuel Osei Kuffour

VICE PRESIDENT & TECHNICAL LEAD

Emmanuel is a founding member and currently Vice President & Technical Lead for all AYA Collective programs. Emmanuel will provide technical leadership in the implementation of high-quality research and policy interventions to improve access and quality of care for services particularly reproductive health.

Before joining AYA Collective, Emmanuel worked as an Associate I for Population Council in the Ghana Office. At the Council, he was the lead researcher and managed several studies including the feasibility and acceptability study of the introduction of medical abortion in Ghana and access to contraceptive implant removal services in Ghana.

He works to integrate advanced information technologies, such as databases with mobile access, into Council projects in Ghana. With expertise in data management he was instrumental in pilot and scale up of the national health management information system DHIMSII, Ghana’s medical records system, throughout the country. He has also led in the conceptualization, design, develop and deployment of a transactional HMIS for the recording and reporting of reproductive health data in the public currently in use in Ghana and Burkina Faso.

For over 14 years, Emmanuel provided technical leadership to the Buffett Foundation funded Reducing Maternal Morbidity & Mortality (R3M) Program and implementing partners. Prior to his engagement on the R3M Program, Emmanuel work at the Council included monitoring and evaluation for the USAID-funded Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Initiative Technical Assistance (CHPSTA) as well as the Promoting Malaria Prevention and Treatment (ProMPT) projects.

Before the Council, Emmanuel worked as a systems analyst at Jacobi Medical Center in New York City, where he provided technical and network administration support to over 500 users of the health management information system.

Kuffour completed the doctoral coursework in health economics as well as earned his BA and MA in health economics at State University of New York - Stony Brook.

JOURNAL ARTICLES (3)

  • ‘Even the fowl has feelings’: Access to HIV information and services among persons with disabilities in Ghana, Uganda, and Zambia
  • Authors: Katie D. Schenk, Waimar Tun, Meredith Sheehy, Jerry Okal, Emmanuel Kuffour, Grimond Moono, Felix Mutale, Rita Kyeremaa, Edson Ngirabakunzi, Ugochukwu Amanyeiwe, Suzanne Leclerc-Madlala.Disability and Rehabilitation Publication Date: October 2018
  • “If you do vasectomy and come back here weak, I will divorce you”: A qualitative study of community perceptions about vasectomy in southern Ghana
  • Authors: Philip Baba Adongo, Placide Tapsoba, James F. Phillips, Philip Teg-Nefaah Tabong, Allison Stone, Emmanuel Kuffour, Selina F. Esantsi, Patricia Akweongo.BMC International Health and Human Rights Publication Date: 2014
  • The role of community-based health planning and services strategy in involving males in the provision of family planning services: A qualitative study in Southern Ghana
  • Authors: Philip Baba Adongo, Placide Tapsoba, James F. Phillips, Philip Teg-Nefaah Tabong, Allison Stone, Emmanuel Kuffour, Selina F. Esantsi, Patricia Akweongo. Reproductive Health Publication Date: 2013

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS (4)

  • Are parents talking to adolescents about sexuality? Evidence from four slums in Ghana
  • Authors: Selina F. Esantsi, Francis Onyango, Gloria Quansah Asare, Emmanuel Kuffour, Placide Tapsoba, Harriet Birungi, Ian Askew.Publication Date: August 2015
  • Community opinion leaders in Ghana speak out on adolescent sexuality: What are the issues?
  • Authors: Selina F. Esantsi, Francis Onyango, Gloria Quansah Asare, Emmanuel Kuffour, Placide Tapsoba, Harriet Birungi, Ian Askew. Publication Date: September 2015
  • Understanding the reproductive health needs of adolescents in selected slums in Ghana: A public health assessment
  • Authors: Selina F. Esantsi, Francis Onyango, Gloria Quansah Asare, Emmanuel Kuffour, Placide Tapsoba, Harriet Birungi, Ian Askew. Publication Date: March 2015
  • Situation analysis of programs to meet the HIV prevention, care, and treatment needs of persons with disabilities in Ghana, Uganda, and Zambia
  • Authors: Waimar Tun, Jerry Okal, Katie D. Schenk, Meredith Sheehy, Emmanuel Kuffour, Selina F. Esantsi, Hilary Asiah, Grimond Moono, Felix Mutale, Rita Kyeremaa, Edson Ngirabakunzi, Atwijukire Justus. Publication Date: 2013