Gifty Kwakye

Master of Public Health candidate

Candidate for Doctor of Medicine, Yale University
Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology, Yale University
2004 Sheffield Scientific Scholar, Yale University

Ghana

Customized study in international health with a focus on preventative health, management and equipping of small-scale community clinics, women and reproductive health, and increasing health care access to disabled people.

What are your career goals?

To become the Minister of Health or Women’s Affairs in Ghana, working to equip doctors, teachers, religious leaders and policy makers with information on how best to use their offices to provide education, conduct research, obtain data, and create reforms that reach out to all individuals, including the disabled.

What sparked your interest in global health?

With her third year of Yale medical school behind her, Gifty Kwakye is hard at work on her goal to become a surgeon or gynecologist. During her upcoming residency years, she hopes to start a community clinic in a suburb of Accra, Ghana with a focus on preventative health, education, and providing social resources for members of the community. A proponent of prevention as opposed to cures, especially in developing countries, Gifty hopes to one day be in a position to set Ghana’s national agenda to increase women’s health care, education, prevention, and the rights of the disabled. “Health interventions target whole societies, reducing disease burdens by preventing onset and spread, and are often at a lesser cost than would have been incurred if people contracted the disease,” Gifty explains.

People

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program
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