Dr Ama Pokuaa Fenny - Ghana

Dr Ama Pokuaa Fenny


Dr. Ama Pokuaa Fenny is a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economics Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana. She has researched and published in the area of developmental issues in institutional and health economics. Current research areas include; health financing, health seeking behaviour, integration of governmental policies into service delivery systems in Africa, social protection and gender-based analysis. She is a West Africa Global Health Leaders Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security, Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), UK. At ISSER, Dr. Fenny provides leadership and oversight to projects involving research, project implementation, technical assistance and policy advocacy across a range of subjects.

Dr. Fenny’s work in public health research, including quantitative and qualitative research has focused largely on health financing and treatment-seeking behaviour of people burdened by diseases such as malaria. She has also carried out a number of costing, expenditure tracking surveys and health expenditure reviews with country experience across West and East Africa (Gambia, Liberia, Eriteria, Mozambique among others). In Ghana, she has been a researcher on four consecutive studies, tracking expenditures for the UNAIDS and Ghana AIDS Commission from 2006 to 2014, and has consulted on several other projects. Dr. Fenny, teaches Policy Analysis at the Master’s level and Project Management, Data Management and Analysis as part of ISSER’s short courses programme.