Nutrition Department
Deputy Director

PROFILE - MS ESI FORIWA AMOAFUL

Esi Foriwa Amoaful, nutritionist and public health specialist and Maternal Child Health and Nutrition advocate. With over 25 years field experience and a special focus on nutrition and health programs design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community-based health services and operational research.

Her vision is to contribute to sustained improvement in nutrition status by focusing on program design, system strengthening and promotion of maternal and childhood nutrition in particular through coordinated planning and capacity development for improved competencies, knowledge and skills.

She holds a master’s degree in Public Health from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Has a degree in Nutrition and Biochemistry and certificate in Nutrition Program Monitoring and Evaluation respectively from University of Ghana and the School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, USA respectively.

Has worked as Regional Nutrition Officer in Volta Region and Research Fellow at the Kintampo Health Research Centre.  She also worked as the National Program Manager for Vitamin A Program Deficiency Control Program and Infant and Young Child Feeding Program.  She is a Part time Lecturer, School of Public Health University of Ghana.

She is a member of the HarvestPlus Global Program Advisory Committee and the Sweetpotato Support Platform for West Africa.

She is currently the Deputy Director Nutrition  at the Family Health Division of the Ghana Health Service.