Dr. Timothy Letsa

Dr. Timothy Sewornu Letsa graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School in March 1989 with the MB; ChB degree (in Medicine). He did his Housemanship at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. He studied for the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the Nuffield Institute for Health, Leeds University, graduating in September 1994.  

Dr. Letsa obtained a Post graduate Diploma in Management in 2007 from the International Professional Manager Association, England. In December 2007, Dr. Letsa obtained another Master’s degree in Public Sector Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). He is a Fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. After housemanship at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, he was posted to the Worawora Government Hospital in April 1990. He became the Acting Medical Superintendent in August 1991. That same year, he became the District Medical Officer of Health for Jasikan/Kajebi Districts in the Volta Region. Since then, he has worked in several other Districts in the Volta Region as District Director of Health Services.

Dr. Letsa was a Stop Polio Team 2 member for the World Health Organization with assignment in the Northern, Eastern and Volta Regions of Ghana in 2000. He became a short term Technical Consultant for the WHO in Polio Eradication and Disease Surveillance between 2001 and 2003 having worked in several states in Northern Nigeria and Ethiopia. Dr. Letsa was a Consultant at the Planning Unit of the Ministry of Health, The Bahamas in 2004.

He was also a Specialist in charge of Public Health (SMO-PH) at the Volta Regional Health Directorate before been appointed as a Deputy Volta Regional Director of Health Services (Public Health). He went on to act as a Regional Director of Health Services for the Volta Region from February 2010 to August 2011. Dr. Letsa has been a substantive Regional Director of Health Services from August 2011 to date. He is currently the Regional Director of Health Services for the Brong Ahafo Region.    

 

PUBLICATIONS (CO-AUTHORSHIP)

1. Large Cholera Outbreak In Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana [https://bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s13104-017-2728-0?site=bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com]  

2. Evaluation of the National Buruli Ulcer Surveillance System-Ghana, 2012 [Published by AFENET] [https://www.researchgate.net/publication/282674006_Evaluation_of_the_National_Buruli_Ulcer_Surveillance_System-Ghana_2012]    

3. Assessment Of Patient Safety Systems, Structures And Practices In Sunyani Municipal Hospital, Ghana [http://www.noveltyjournals.com/download.php?file=ASSESSMENT%20OF%20PATIENT%20SAFETY%20SYSTEMS-896.pdf&act=book] 

4. An outbreak of pneumococcal meningitis among older children (≥5 years) and adults after the implementation of an infant vaccination Programme with the 13-valent [https://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12879-016-1914-3]    

5. The effect of opioids on field block for hernia repair: A study comparing pethidine with a placebo [http://sajs.redbricklibrary.com/index.php/sajs/article/view/2231/848]  

6. Knowledge, Attitudes and Preventive Practices on Ebola Virus Disease in the Kintampo Districts of Ghana [https://file.scirp.org/pdf/Health_2016111414105834.pdf]    

7. Factors associated with syphilis screening uptake among pregnant women in health facilities in Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana [https://mhnpjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40748-015-0009-2]

8. Assessment of the usefulness of Integrated Disease Surveillance and response on suspected Ebola cases in the Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana [https://idpjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40249-015-0051-3]   

9. Making Family Planning Services Relevant to Adolescents: Perspectives from Rural Communities in Central Ghana. [http://file.scirp.org/pdf/OJPM_2014112015053997.pdf] 

10. Control of a long standing community-wide outbreak of Cholera in a semi-urban district, Atebubu-Amanten, Ghana, 2012 [https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312306661_Control_of_a_long_standing_community-wide_outbreak_of_Cholera_in_a_semi-urban_district_Atebubu-Amanten_Ghana_2012] [Conference Paper] 

11. Community Perceptions of a Malaria Vaccine in the Kintampo districts of Ghana, [Published in Malaria Journal, May 7, 2013] Co-authored. [https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1475-2875-12-156] 

12. The Epidemic Preparedness of the Tain District in Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana: a Case for the Meningitis Outbreak of 2015/2016. [Accepted for Publication]