Mary E. Ashinyo is a Public Health Physician Specialist with emphasis on Health Policy and Systems Management. She works for the Ghana Health Service as Quality Lead and Deputy Director at the Institutional Care Division where she leads the implementation of country’s National Healthcare Quality Strategy including patient safety in over 10,000 healthcare facilities for over 30M population across the country. Previously, Dr. Ashinyo worked as a Medical Director of a district-type hospital in the Ghana Health Service for 8 years. Mary holds an MBChB, MPH, MGCP and several health management certificates and diploma. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at UNC- Chapel Hill, U.S.A. Mary is a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow, 2016 Inter-Academy Partnerships YPL Fellow, 2017 Women Leaders in Global Health Fellow, 2020 Health Policy Analysis Fellow and 2022 Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Fellow. She additionally serves the Ghana Public Health Association as General Secretary and Harvard University’s Planetary Health Alliance as West African Hub Representative. Dr. Ashinyo currently supports the WHO Regional office for Africa as Lead Consultant developing the Regional Patient Safety Strategy for the Africa Region towards a high quality UHC. She loves watching cartoons, listening to music and shopping.