Dr Divine Kojo Atupra is a medical doctor by training and has practiced general medicine for over ten years and moved on to specialize in public health. He has worked at management and leadership level in the development and implementation of complex public health projects to strengthen the health systems and improve quality of service delivery.
As a Specialist in Family Health Practice, Divine has worked extensively in maternal, neonatal and child health, nutrition, reproductive health/family planning, adolescent health, water and sanitation, malaria, HIV/AIDS, and health information management systems. He is also a trainer in the following clinical areas: Save Motherhood training for midwives; Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI); Essential Newborn Care training for all service providers that work with newborns; Maternal and Perinatal Death Audit training, and Supportive supervision training in maternal and child health amongst others.
At different stages of his professional practice, Divine supported Family Health Division/Ghana Health service (FHD/GHS) in developing policy documents including service delivery protocols and job aids for GHS/MOH as Technical Working Group member.
He led in the process of pioneering performance-based financing projects with GHS facilities with USAID funding and has working experience in seven geographical regions in Ghana in both institutional and community-based health projects.
Divine co-partner a private clinic with another colleague and so has the experience of managing private clinic for service delivery in Ghana.
Having successfully worked in a number of USAID funded projects with excellent results. Divine has good working relationship with senior level staff of GHS/MOH and other international organizations in health working in Ghana.