“NHIA CEO Dr. Aboagye Da-costa GHS recognized as Public Sector Global CEO of the Week”

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr. Dacosta Aboagye has emerged as one of the top three Public Sector Global ‘CEOs of the week’. He was appointed to this position by President Nana Akufo-Addo in February 2024. He has almost 2 decades worth of expertise in the health services.

Dr. Aboagye holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Cape Coast (2007), a Master’s degree in Public Health and Health Promotion from Leeds Beckett University (2010), and a PhD in National Health Insurance Scheme in Ghana from Glasgow University (2016). He also has a Higher National Diploma in Pharmacy Technology from Kumasi Technical University (2002).

He served as the Director of the Health Promotion Division at the Ghana Health Service and was a key member of the presidential task force managing the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana. Internationally recognized, Dr. Aboagye chairs the West Africa Health Organization’s Public Health Risk Communication and Community Engagement for Disease Control and the Africa CDC Public Health Risk Communication and Community Engagements Community of Practice.

Dr Aboagye has authored around eleven influential research publications and has been honored with awards such as the Golden Citizen Award (2021) and the Order of the Volta – Companion Category (2023).

Dr. Dacosta since his appointment has made several applaudable activities enhancing service experience in the country. Some achievements included ensuring NHIS coverage for 500 dialysis patients, and the launched a six-month free dialysis program.

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