BOARD OF DIRECTORS
West Africa AIDS Foundation (WAAF) is a non-governmental not-for-profit organization, registered in Ghana in 1999 with the Registrations General and the Social Welfare Department.
Dr. Ankrah is involved in preparing training manuals, seminar and conference materials for training in Medical Law and Ethics for many years. Some areas covered for over the years include Medical Negligence, Confidentiality, Consent, Blood transfusion, Handling of dead bodies. Some institutions he facilitated for medico-legal training are; the Teaching Hospitals (Korle-Bu, Komfo Anokye and Tamale), Quasi Government Hospitals, Medical and Surgical Skills Institute.
Dr. Ankrah is a healthcare practitioner, specializing as a General Practitioner (GP). He was called to the Ghana Bar Association in 2006 and has been practicing Law since then. He is also the Managing Partner of KuukuaA Legal Consulting Company Ltd and the head of Legal department Ghana Health Services.
Other positions Mr. Pickings have held are: Service and Administrative Manager, Owens Corning Fiberglas Corporation at Medina-Ohio, Senior Analyst, Owens Corning Fiberglas Corporation at Toledo and an Accountant. Mr. Pickings is the CEO of Solar Utilization Network (S.U.N) Ltd.
He has accomplished numerous tasks such as; successful installation and implementation of a state of the art software system that connected the production area with the office, inventory control system, standard costing; accounts receivable “tickler” system that automatically informed management of past due accounts receivable and customer tracking notes that provided the sales and marketing team with up-to-date data regarding their customers; a system that would “flag” order entry personnel during order entry if the customer’s account was past due, maintained a 1A Dun and Bradstreet credit rating; significantly improved company cash flow.
Mr. Pickings have been associated with WAAF for many years contributing tremendously to the wellbeing of the facility.
She continues to be a strong advocate for the provision of accessible healthcare services delivered at the community level and has been involved in the capacity building of many Key groups, championing them to make informed choices regarding health and wellbeing.
She is currently the Medical Director of the International Health Care Center and was the Technical Advisor to the West Africa AIDS Foundation until her current appointment as the Chief Executive Officer for WAAF.
Her efforts have included overseeing the clinical care of over 1500 Persons Living with HIV; a number that continues to grow.
The first part of Elsie Gaisie- Ahiabu’s career was spent mostly in activities relating to community service through the founding of a local non-governmental organization called DeSMAS and which stands for Deprived Single Mothers Assistance Scheme(DeSMAS) afforded her the unique opportunity to apply the principles of her skills as a social worker in assisting single mothers in deprived communities.
Other positions she has held are; field supervisor at Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research at the University of Ghana and United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), HIV and AIDS Project Coordinator and consultancy services.
Elsie has acquired appreciable level of skills in consultancy, research, monitoring and evaluating and has developed the tact of being a good team player in managing various people of diverse backgrounds to achieve value for money
Administrator, Care One Hospice, Riverside California, USA
Founder, West Africa AIDS Foundation, Founder, International Health Care Center
Eddie Donton is a leader in community mobilization and empowerment for improved access to health services for under-served and vulnerable populations. He has extensive experience in developing and delivering community-based education and care programs for HIV/AIDS and associated illnesses. Mr. Donton has established care facilities in both the USA and Ghana and has over the years been active in providing access and guidance to community mobilization for HIV care service delivery and negotiating relationships with private sector partners. He is the founder of the West Africa AIDS Foundation and its onsite clinic the International Health Care Center.