Dr. Ama Kwansima Essel (MBCHB, MSc, MWACP) a dedicated Community Health Physician Specialist (West African College of Physicians) with a Masters in Public Health (MPH), from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and over 20 years of work experience at national, regional and international levels, over 15 years working in Ghana. She is a member of the West African College of Physicians. She has over 20 years of clinical and public health experience.
A versatile professional determined to make a difference. She is also a key player in the area of Climate change and health, adaptation and gender. She has contributed many national and international policies and publications in health and climate change and served on various international committees, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism of Loss and Damage. She is also one of the Lead negotiators for the African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change under the United Framework Convention of Climate Change since 2008 having successfully helped the group to achieve success in many international negotiations.
Ama worked for over 10 years in the National Teaching Hospital in Ghana. She has authored articles and books in public health as well as in climate change and been instrumental in Ghana in developing the national agenda for climate change and health. She has served on the National Climate Change Committee, the University of Ghana Council and many ministerial committees of various ministries in Ghana