Dr. Mary Eyram Ashinyo is a Physician Specialist – Public Health and employed with the Ghana Health Service as Deputy Director of the Institutional Care Division responsible for Quality and Safety. Her work involves working with diverse stakeholders in the planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and oversight of healthcare quality programs and strengthening health systems within which quality and safe care can be rendered in all Ghana Health Service healthcare facilities.
She is a passionate and internally motivated quality manager with global and national presence. Previously Dr. Ashinyo worked as a Medical Superintendent in the Ghana Health Service (2012-2018) and received several awards in recognition of her grassroots work and transformational leadership including the Mandela Washington Fellowship Award by President Barack Obama and the United States of America Department of State in 2015, the Young Physician Leaders’ Award from the Inter-Academy Partnership and the World Academy of Sciences in 2016 and the Women Leaders in Global Health award from the Stanford University Centre for Global Health Innovations in 2017.
Dr. Ashinyo is a Member of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from the School of Public Health- University of Ghana, a Diploma of advanced studies in Health Care and Management from the Swiss Tropical Institute of Public Health -Switzerland, a certificate in Public Management and leadership from Howard University in Washington D.C., and other certificates of management and leadership from the European School of Management and Technology – Berlin/Germany and GIMPA- (Health Administration and Management - HAM, 2012) Accra/Ghana.
She is an early career researcher, loves volunteering in Ghana’s prisons, reading, taking photos, shopping with the girls and watching cartoon with her family as hobbies. She is a 2020 Health Policy Analysis Fellow awarded by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research and a Fellow of the International Society for Healthcare Quality - ISQua.