Dr Deborah Atobrah

Dr Deborah Atobrah is director of the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA) and a senior research fellow at the Institute of African Studies, both at the University of Ghana. She holds a PhD and an MPhil in African Studies from the University of Ghana. In 2015, she was appointed as a Takemi Fellow of the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. She is also a Catalyst Fellow at the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Since 2018, Deborah has been a member of the Gender Working Group of Ghana’s Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation on the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Support Programme on Climate Change. She currently leads the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded project on Africa-based Gender Tech Platform for Gender Responsive Malaria Advocacy and Policy at CEGENSA. She is also a member of the Malaria in Pregnancy Working Group convened by the USAID and JPHEIGO.

“As Africa’s disease burden continues to rise, any opportunity to play a part in mitigating this trend gives me much fulfilment. I am delighted that I’ll get to work with colleagues from different disciplines and cultures to fight one of Africa’s common enemies – HIV/Aids.”

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