Dr. Frank Nyonator
Director, Human Resources for Health
Advisor, Health Systems Strengthening
Ministry of Health
Dr. Nyonator is currently the Ministerial Advisor on Health Systems Strengthening and Director,Human Resource for Health Development (HRHD) of the Ghana Ministry of Health. Prior to that, he was the acting Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Ghana. He had been the Director of Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Division of the Ghana Health Service for over ten years. Dr. Nyonator was the former Volta Regional Director of Health Administration and was also Health Systems Advisor for the WHO Country Office in Abuja, Nigeria from June 2008 to December 2009. He served as a member of the Technical Steering Committee of the Child and Adolescent Health (CAH) Department, WHO Headquarters, Geneva from 2005 to 2007. He has been serving as a member of the GAVI Alliance Independent Review Committees as health systems expert from 2006 to 2010. From June 2007 to June 2008, he served as the Vice Chair of the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) Joint Coordinating Board (JCB) Dr. Nyonator was the Chairman of the Programs Sub-Committee for the Sixtieth WHO African Regional Meeting held in Malabo, 2010. He is currently a member of the mHealth Technical Advisory Group (mTAG) on Evidence, Impact and Scale in Reproductive, Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health, WHO.
He is a Founding Member of Health Systems Action Network (HSAN). He is also a member of the Global Health Council, American Public Health Association, Population Association of America, Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons and Ghana Medical Association.
Dr. Nyonator has authored and co-authored a number of publications on health system issues including community-based health planning and services initiative in Ghana, caring for the poor, migration by graduates of the University of Ghana Medical School and others. He has a certificate in Financing Health Care in Developing Countries from Boston University, USA, and a certificate in Health Sector Reform for Primary Health Care from the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. Furthermore, he has an MPH degree from Leeds University, UK, and MB ChB degree from the University of Ghana Medical School, Legon. Dr. Nyonator’s research interests and experience are in health systems and health service provision especially using new technologies.