Dr Margaret Agama Anyetei

Dr Margaret Agama Anyetei

Head of Health, Nutrition and Population, Africa Union Commission/Responsable du service Santé, nutrition et population du département de l'Union africaine aux Affaires sociales, Union africaine

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Biography

Graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi, Ghana obtaining a BSc. in Human Biology (1986), MB.CH.B in Medicine and Surgery (1989). Served within the Ghana Armed Forces Medical Services (1990-1999); and obtained an M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology, University of Ghana(1999). Appointed as the first Specialist Clinical Psychologist (1999-2002) of the Ghana Armed Forces Medical Services and during this period served in Lebanon, Liberia and Sierra Leone alongside the troops. Was in charge of the providing support, training and psychological services for service personnel, civilian staff and their families.

Appointed as the first Policy Adviser HIV/AIDS, Department of Peace Keeping Operations’ Mission MONUC, DRC (2002-2006); and the first Adviser HIV/AIDS, Security and Humanitarian, UNAIDS regional Office (AUC and ECA), Ethiopia (2006-2007); where she developed the HIV policy and oversaw its implementation for peacekeeping mission, conflict and humanitarian settings.

She was UNFPA’s Resident Representative to the DRC(one of UNFPA largest operations in Africa) (2007-2009) where she oversaw the delivery of UNFPA’s program through its 11 sub-offices and across the 10 regions of the DRC; and then Regional Advisor HIV and AIDS, East and Southern Regional Office of UNFPA(2009-2015) implementation UNFPA’s program on HIV and AIDS and provided support for the 46 countries of the UNFPA Africa region.

Her experience is in management, advocacy, policy and strategic development. She has extensive experience in the areas of Health and development, Population, Nutrition, Gender, Health Economics and Humanitarian Issues. She has supported policy development with a focus on vulnerable populations, particularly women and children's health in non-conflict, conflict and humanitarian Settings. She has a number of publications to her name.

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Margaret Agama-Anyetei est responsable du service Santé, nutrition et population du département de l'Union africaine aux Affaires sociales. Médecin expérimentée, spécialisée en psychologie clinique et neurologique, elle a longtemps travaillé auprès de populations marginalisées et vulnérables, en particulier des femmes et des enfants, ainsi que des populations ciblées dans le cadre de conflits et de crises humanitaires. Elle dispose d'une expérience approfondie de la gestion et du terrain qu'elle a gagnée dans de nombreux cadres nationaux, régionaux et internationaux.

Elle bénéficie d'une solide expérience en soins cliniques et en plaidoyer dans le domaine du VIH et du SIDA. Elle a également travaillé dans les secteurs du développement de politiques de santé, du développement stratégique et politique et de plaidoyer dans les domaines du VIH/SIDA et de l'intégration des questions liées au genre, au VIH et au SIDA dans le domaine de la santé sexuelle et reproductive. Ces 30 dernières années, elle a occupé différents postes au niveau national, au sein du système de l'ONU et à la Commission de l'Union africaine.

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