DR. THOMAS WINSUM ANABAHPosted on: June 17, 2018, by : admin
SPECIALTIES: ANAESTHESIA AND RESUSCITATION, CRITICAL CARE AND EMERGENCY MEDICINE
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
1. Master’s Degree in Critical Care & Emergencies from La Sapienza, University of Rome – 2009.
2. Specialist in Anaesthesia and Critical Care from Higher Institute of Medical Science, Havana Cuba 2007.
3. Medical Doctor from Higher Institute of Medical Science, Santa Clara, Cuba 2001.
4. Several certificates in health management and related courses.
Summary Biography: Born in the small Upper East town of Garu, Dr. Anabah had his primary and secondary education in Bawku, from where he proceeded to Cuba in 1988 to complete his secondary and pre-university education. He later gained admission into the Higher Institute of Medical Science, Santa Clara – Cuba to persue Medicine where he graduated as the best foreign student in 2001, and was awarded full scholarship to persue a specialty of his choice. He returned to Ghana and did his national service for two years at Korle Bu. In 2003, he returned to Cuba and successfully completed a four year fellowship programme in Anaesthesia and Resuscitation in 2007. Later that year, he returned to Ghana and was appointed specialist anaesthesiologist at Ridge Regional Hospital.
Due to his hardwork, dedication and susccess at the Ridge Regional Hospital recovery/ICU, he received yet another scholarship from the Italian government to persue Masters in Critical Care, which he successfully completed in 2009. He returned to Ghana and was reposted to Tamale Teaching Hospital in 2009. At Tamale, he held numerous positions, including Head of ICU, Head of Anaesthesia Department and Senior Lecturer at UDS. He established the first ICU in Nothern Ghana and the first ever BSc. Anaesthsia Programme in Africa which earned him the LifeBox 2015 Humanitarian Award. Notwhithstanding his heavy work schedule, he also established the best private hospital in Northern Ghana which earned him two international awards for quality, excellecnce and business prestige in 2015. He has passion for research with some publications to his credit.
He belongs to several academic groupings, a rotarian of good standing, a member of several boards and stands by his Motto:’DO THE RIGHT THING’. He was appointed Medical Director of Greater Accra Regional Hospital by the Ghana Health Service Council in Febraury 2016. During his short period at Ridge he was able to develep several policy documents notably a Medium Term Strategic Plan, Standard Operation Protocols, Clinical Protocols and a Costing tool for pricing services. He also established telemedicine Centre and a laparoscopic unit under surgery and re-organized the Staff Welfare and established for the first time a Credit Union for the hospital. All these efforts repositioned ridge as the once preferred health facility of the capital with all indicators pointing in a positive direction