Dr. MRS Isabella Ami sagoe- Moses


MB ChB; DTCH; MSc.(Tropical Paediatrics)

Nationality: Ghanaian
Profession: Medical Doctor – Child Health Specialist
Present Job Title: Dep. Director, Reproductive & Child Health, Ghana Health
Past Job Title: National Child Health Coordinator, Ghana Health Service

Coordination of Reproductive and Child Health programmes
Advocacy, planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation
Main liaison between Ghana Health Service/Ministry of Health and other Ministries, Departments and Agencies and partners on child health issues
Development of Policies, guidelines, training and health educational materials for child health and related programmes
Resource mobilization
Support regions in implementing reproductive and child health programmes
Training and other capacity building activities

Major Achievements
Introduction of the Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness(IMCI) in Ghana with resource mobilization and capacity building for implementation at national and lower levels
Development of the first Child Health Record, a comprehensive tool for record keeping for preventive child health activities and for informing care-givers on child care and recognition of danger signs of childhood illness
Revision of the 1999 Child Health Policy and Strategies for Under fives with development of revised documents for 2007-2015
Coordinating meetings between programme managers for planning and resource mobilization for yearly celebration of Child Health Promotion Weeks and Integrated Maternal and Child Health campaigns
Advocacy to place child and neonatal health high on the agenda for the health sector and government
Contributed significantly to capacity building of doctors, midwives, nurses and other health workers in Infant and Young Child Feeding, improved health care practices for newborns and children, control of malaria, diarrhoea, acute respiratory illness, Expanded Programme on Immunization etc.
Coordinated the development of Ghana’s first Newborn Strategy and Action plan and a communication strategy for newborn and childhood illness


1994 -1995:
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, England
Diploma in Tropical Child Health; Masters in Tropical Paediatrics (with distinction)
Institute of Child Health, London
Certificate in Breastfeeding Practice and Policy
University of Ghana Medical School, Accra-Ghana
MB. CHB. (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery)

Other Experiences

Facilitator for WHO courses on Integrated Management Of Childhood Illness (IMCI), Infant and Young Child feeding and other Breastfeeding courses; Served as Temporary Adviser/WHO consultant on various occasions assisting countries with child health programming

Child health-related research including WHO Multi-Centre Growth Reference Study

Delivered several presentations/papers at seminars and conferences in Ghana and internationally

Other Responsibilities
Part-Time Lecturer, School of Public Health, University of Ghana (past)
Part-Time Lecturer, Ghana college of Physicians and Surgeons
Part-time Lecturer, Department of Community Health, University of Ghana
Member of Ghana’s National Steering Committee for Early Childhood Care and Development
Member of Ghana’s National School Health Steering Committee
Member of Ghana’s National Child Protection Committee

Some Publications

Anna Lartey, William B Owusu, Isabella Sagoe-Moses, Veronica Gomez and Charles Sagoe-Moses for the WHO Multi-centre Growth Reference Study Group. Implementation of the Multi-centre Growth Reference Study in Ghana. Food & Nutrition Bull 2004, vol. 25(1) (supplement 1):S60-65.

Goski Alabi, Joshua Alabi and Isabella Sagoe-Moses; Effects of the law on marketing of infant foods in Ghana. Int. Business & Econ. J. June 2007: vol. 6(6) ISSN: 15350754

Nketiah-Amponsah, E. and Sagoe-Moses,I.(2009). Expectant Mothers and the Demand for Institutional Delivery: Do household Income and Access to Health Information Matter?-some Insight from Ghana. European Journal of Social Sciences, 8(3):469-482

Peter A. Singer, Sean Ansett, Isabella Sagoe-Moses (2011). What Could Infant and Young Child Nutrition Learn from Sweatshops? BMC Public Health, 11:276

Mercedes de Onis et al (2012).Worldwide Implementation of the WHO Child Growth Standards. Public Health Nutrition; 1 – 8

Nana AY Twum-Danso, Ireneous N Dasoberi et al (2013). Using Quality Improvement Methods to Test and Scale-up a New National Policy on Early Postnatal Care in Ghana. Health Policy and Planning 2013; 1 – 11

Kassick ME, et al, Evaluating a novel neonatal-care assessment tool among trained delivery attendants in resource limited setting. Int J Gynaecol Obstet (2016, http://dx.doi.org/10. 1016/j.ijgo.2016.06.014

Yawson AE*, Awoonor-Williams JK, Sagoe-Moses I, Aboagye PK, Yawson AO, Senaya LK, Bonsu G , Eleeza JB, Agongo EEA and Banskota HK. Bottleneck analysis approach to accelerate newborn care services in two regions in Ghana: implications for national newborn care. Public Health, 2016, 141:245-254 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2016.09.026

Mercy Abbey, Seth Kwaku Afedzi et al. Pneumonia in Ghana – a need to raise the profile. International Health 2018; 10: 4 - 6


Member of the Ghana Medical Association

Member of the Paediatric Society of Ghana

Fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians


2010: Ghana Ministry for Women and Children’s Affairs/UNICEF award in recognition of contribution to the development of the Ghanaian child

2012: National Association of Registered Midwives Ghana award in recognition of contribution towards development of midwifery in Ghana

2017: Paediatric Society of Ghana

233-244-646065    i_sagoemoses@yahoo.com