Welcome to the Accra Medical Centre

The Management Team & Advisory Board

The success story of the Accra Medical Centre lies in the calibre and strength of staff, Management and the Advisory Board which has in total over 150 years of clinical experience and astute business exposure.

The first step to achieving our goal is hiring experienced, service oriented personnel who provide dedicated service to our clients, an unwavering support to the business and contribute in an efficient manner to our profitability and future growth.

The company presently has 12 permanent and part-time employees.

The Management & Advisory Board:

Moses Clocuh – Executive Chairman

Mr. Moses Clocuh is an Investment Advisor and Business Manager with over fifteen years of professional experience in financial services with extensive knowledge of general accounting principles, investments instruments & financial derivatives, the capital markets, global banking and an in-depth understanding of the general business environment.

Mr. Clocuh attended the prestigious Manchester Business School and as an aspiring venture capitalist, has interest in a number of business entities. He has previously worked for:

KPMG - Ghana, leading client engagement for a diversified portfolio of major blue-chip firms with average net worth of about US $10M in banking, financial services, mining, oil& gas and construction;

Deloitte - Bermuda & Cayman Islands, servicing client engagements for a number of hedge funds, fund of funds, investments and asset management firms with average net asset values/capital of over US $100M domiciled in the major global financial hubs and offshore jurisdictions; and

HSBC Bank Limited, Bermuda, on an investment portfolio of circa US $10B consisting of fixed income products, foreign exchange trading, money markets funding and private equity investments.

As the Executive Chair, Mr. Clocuh has in the last three years been Business Manager of Accra Medical Centre and been responsible for the efficient operations of the various clinical departments, defining business strategy, prudent financial management and driving sales and human resources.

As Business Manager, his goal is to ensure that specific strategic outcomes are attained; that departments within Accra Medical Centre are running smoothly; that the right people are in the right jobs; that people know what is expected of them; that resources are used efficiently and that all departments are working towards a common goal.

Mr. Clocuh has been very instrumental in the leadership, management and administration of the business in his efforts to make Accra Medical Centre a leading Healthcare service provider in Ghana.

Dr. Yvonne Appiah-Poku – Vice Chair

Dr. Appiah-Poku is the Lead GP in St John's Surgery, Huyton, Liverpool - a family practice, with a list size of 3000. Her main interest is the provision of excellent quality primary care with a population health bias and an emphasis on health promotion and prevention. She currently works full time as a GP and leads a team of 2 part time doctors, a nurse practitioner, practice manager and supporting administrative staff.

She runs two clinics each day seeing acute and undifferentiated cases. She also has responsibility for maintaining the practice chronic disease registers ensuring that each patient with a long term condition has been adequately reviewed against a set of quality indicators as defined in the Quality and Outcomes Framework. Her role extends to engaging with the wider primary health care team including district nurses, health visitors, community pharmacist and community matrons.

As the palliative care lead, she works closely with the district nurses and community Macmillan team ensuring that appropriate end of life plans are in place and regularly reviewed.

Dr. Appiah-Poku graduated from University of Ghana Medical School in 2001. She started her early post graduate training in Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital where she completed her Diploma in Anaesthesia in 2003. She immigrated to the UK in 2003 to complete her postgraduate training. As part of her GP vocational training, she has done rotations in medicine, obstetrics & gynaecology, paediatrics, and accident & emergency.

She qualified in 2009 and is a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She formalized her interest in public health by attending the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and obtaining a Masters in International Public Health in 2012. Following her public health training, she worked part time for the local primary care trust for 18 months and supported local GP practices to implement locally agreed health promotion and health
prevention initiatives.

She keeps up to date by using a variety of methods which includes, but is not limited to; reflecting on patient care, reviewing complaints and significant events, attending weekly GP meetings, regularly accessing summarized evidence online, engaging in practice audit, teaching final year medical students and participating in yearly appraisals.

Dr. Cynthia Opoku-Akoto – Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Opoku-Akoto attended University of Ghana Medical School and graduated with an MBChB in 2001 and then attended The West African College of Surgeons, Faculty of Anaesthesia, where she obtained a Diploma in Anaesthesia in 2003 after passing the primaries, and a Specialist (Part I) in Anaesthesia in 2006. Since her graduation, Dr. Opoku- Akoto has undertaken several CMEs in various fields of Urgent Patient Care.

Dr. Opoku-Akoto worked in Ghana at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital where she undertook rotations in the Departments of Anaesthesia; Surgery; Paediatrics and Abroad at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Internal Medicine for 3 years. She also worked at Hamilton Medical Centre and Bermuda Healthcare Services as a Family and General Practitioner for 3 years.

Dr. Opoku-Akoto has been practicing medicine for thirteen years with seven years as a General Medical/Family Practitioner responsible for:

  • Consulting of patients with undiagnosed problems
  • Screening patients for disease risk factors and early signs of illnesses as part of
    primary prevention
  • Instituting of appropriate management and interpretation of results
  • Developing Care Plans with patients with chronic illnesses such as diabetes and
    hypertension, as a means to ensure the best long term outcome for patients and
    enhance compliance
  • Providing counselling and health education to patients as appropriate
  • Referring patients to the tertiary centres or specialist as appropriate
  • Complying with the relevant practice/ policy guidelines laid out by the governing
    health authority
  • Carrying out home visits and attending to patients’ concerns and questions over the telephone

Dr. Opoku-Akoto, the CEO of Accra Medical Centre, since the commencement of business in 2011, has effectively combined her clinical skills with her administrative competencies to successfully grow the patient base to over 2000 patients in less than three years.

The growth in patient numbers is largely due to Dr. Opoku-Akoto dedication to service excellence and an in-depth knowledge of family medicine which has translated into several referrals from a satisfying clientele which includes major corporate clients.

Dr. Gerhard Ofori-Amankwah – Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Ofori-Amankwah works at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital as a Senior Specialist Family Physician, Deputy Head of Department and Coordinator of Training for both the Ghana and West African Colleges of Physicians, Faculties of Family Medicine.

His experience as a Family Physician and Anaesthetist has given Dr. Ofori-Amankwah the opportunity to be involved in training Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) for the National Ambulance Service since its establishment in 2004 and was part of the technical inspection team for the various stadia that were used when Ghana hosted the Confederation of African Nations Cup competition in 2008. He has also gained experience in the airlifting patients with various medical conditions as a non-staff medical personnel with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Upon completion of his Fellowship in Family Medicine, he was appointed Senior Specialist at the Korle-Bu Polyclinic and Trainer in Family Medicine. He has served as the Deputy Head of the Polyclinic and Training Coordinator of Family Medicine since 2011.

Dr. Ofori-Amankwah graduated in 2000 from the University of Jos in Nigeria with a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery. He obtained a Diploma in Anaesthesia in 2004 from the West African College of Surgeons and proceeded to study Family Medicine, under the West African College of Physicians, obtaining his Membership in 2007 and Fellowship in 2010. Thereafter, he gained admission into the Royal Tropical Institute in 2012 to study International Health completing his programme a year later. He was formally awarded the Master’s degree in September 2014.

He is currently involved in curriculum development, teaching and training of residents. His other duties include clinical care of patients and administration. He sits on several committees at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and is a member of the Continuous Professional Development Committee of the Ghana Medical Association. His interests include Emergency care, Global Health, Travel Medicine, Sports Medicine and Office procedures.

Sena Kudjawu – Secretary and Legal Counsel

 

Dr. Cyril Ofori – Member

 

Frederick Okine – Member