Deputy chief Nutrition Officer/PhD Candidate
Presbyterian Church of Ghana Health Service/University for Development Studies
Rudolf Abugnaba-Abanga is a Health/Development and sustainability professional with 20 years of national and international experience working with government, INGOs, local NGOs, academia, and development partners in health. He has an in-depth understanding of community and formal health systems in Ghana/ West & Central Africa. In the last decade, he has worked extensively in social accountability for health, young people’s SRHR, women’s socio-economic empowerment, and community participation in health governance. He has managed partnerships with local NGOs, INGOs, alliances, and academia.
Mr. Abugnaba-Abanga holds an MPhil in Development Studies and has additional expertise in policy influencing, PMEL, Meaningful Youth participation, and project management; he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Environment and Sustainability at the University for Development Studies, Ghana, with a research focus on Climate Resilient Health Systems in low resourced settings.
He is the Ghana Country Research Lead for EU- Horizon 2020 financed implementation Research on Group care for Antenatal and parenting (GC_1000) implemented in 4 LMICs and 3 High-income countries.