Adwoa Twum is a public health professional with over nine years of experience in health financing and implementing universal health coverage programs in Ghana.
At Results for Development, Ms. Twum is the health system strengthening (HSS) program officer for Ghana. She supports the USAID Maternal Child Health Survival Program (MCSP) in Ghana. She supports planning and implementation, monitoring, building and maintaining stakeholder relationships, coordination, communication and representation of R4D activities in Ghana.
Ms. Twum’s career has focused on health financing and the expansion of health coverage to low-income populations. As a research officer at the Ghanaian National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), she managed the development of the relationship between the NHIA and the Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH) and selected five key areas for long-term collaboration between the two organizations. She co-authored a paper as part of the work with KOFIH, “The ‘Universal’ in UHC and Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme: policy and implementation challenges and dilemmas of a lower middle income country.”
From 2015 to 2016, Ms. Twum supported the committee leading the presidential “Blue Ribbon Committee” to review the Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme. She successfully managed the qualitative and quantitative research agenda of the committee.
Ms. Twum has an MPH from Virginia Commonwealth University and a bachelor’s in biological science from the University of Cape Coast. She speaks Fanti and Twi from her native Ghana and also speaks fluent English.