The Exec. Secretary

Haggar H. Ampadu, PhD.

Executive Secretary (Ag.)

Dr Hilda is the Executive Secretary (Ag.) and Chief Inspector of Schools of the National Inspectorate Board (NIB) an agency under the Ministry of Education. Prior to joining the NIB, Dr Hilda was the Director (Ag.) of the African Collaborating Centre for Pharmacovigilance & Surveillance (ACC), formerly the WHO Collaborating Centre for Advocacy and Training in Pharmacovigilance, Accra, Ghana. In her role at WHO and ACC, she was responsible for institutional capacity building in pharmacovigilance policy and research for National Pharmacovigilance Centres, Ministries of Health across 46 countries in Africa with direct intervention in 35 countries. Prior to moving to Ghana in 2013 from the USA, Dr. Hilda worked in the United States Biotech/Pharmaceutical/Medical Device industry for 12 plus years mainly in the areas of Regulatory Compliance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Data Management and Data Analysis.

 

She holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in Drug Regulatory Science & Pharmacoepidemiology from the Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Her research focused on Drug Regulation Policy, Epidemiology and Institutional Capacity for Pharmacovigilance in Africa.  Meanwhile, her Masters was in Project Management from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and her first degree was in Biological Sciences from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. She attended Wesley Girls High School, Cape-Coast.

 

She is a current board member of the International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP), representing Africa. In Ghana, Dr. Hilda currently serves on the Councils/Boards of the Ghana Health Service-Ministry of Health, the Accra Technical University and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology -Ministry of Education. She is a Certified Clinical Data Manager with the Society of Clinical Data Management; Belgium.

 

She is an Academic and currently supervises Masters of Public Health students mainly in the areas of Pharmaceutical research at the University of Ghana School of Public Health , Department of Disease Surveillance.

She has published 7 scientific papers in 5 peer reviewed journals.