Dr. Robert Baba Kuganab-Lem, is a Health Scientist and a sitting Member of Parliament (MP), representing Binduri constituency in the Upper East Region of Ghana. He was a Senior Lecturer at the University for Development Studies and a foundation Dean of the school of Allied health sciences. He later served as Deputy Minister for the Upper East Region till he was elected to parliament in the 2016 elections in Ghana.
Robert holds a PhD in Health Planning and management from the University of Keele, UK. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Health Professions Education Jointly awarded by the Suez Canal University, Egypt and Maastricht University, Netherlands. Additionally Robert holds an MSc degree in Health Services Planning and Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.
Robert’s areas of research interest are, access and utilisation of health services, and health financing. He has authored and co-authored more than 14 highly acclaimed publications. He argues that the principles of equity of access to health care of “individuals in need’’, are internal in all health systems and that today, most developing economies are preoccupied with reforming their health policies to achieve this.
In parliament, Dr. Kuganab-Lem serves as the Deputy Ranking member on the Health committee and a member of the Judiciary Committee. He has continuously advocated for an appreciable budgetary allocation to health sector.
He noted for his interest in the health of vulnerable women and children in underserved communities. “Access’’ remains his key word.