PROFILE OF DR. SYLVIA DEGANUS
Dr. Sylvia Deganus is an accomplished Obstetrician/Gynaecologist and Public Health physician with over 25 years experience in Safe motherhood and in other Reproductive health issues. As a national and international reproductive health researcher and trainer I have assisted in various researches and in the development of numerous national and international Safe motherhood and Reproductive Health policy documents, service delivery guidelines, training tools and materials. I have also facilitated in numerous trainings in emergency obstetric care for of various categories of health personnel from Ghana and other countries.
In the field of m-Health I have been working with WHO/AFRO and GLOWM in the development of Mother Initiative, a mobile phone based tool, which seeks to facilitate the monitoring and care of pregnant women in low resource settings. My skills and experience have been shared with various international agencies such as the WHO, UNFPA, WAHO, USAID, PRIME II, JHPIEGO Corporation, IPAS and FHI for whom I have worked for on many occasions as consultant. I am presently Consultant and Head of the Obstetric and Gynaecology at the Tema General Hospital, Tema, Ghana.
I am a tireless advocate for quality maternal and Neonatal Care.