Frank Hayford

Head of Treasury

Location: Accra, Ghana.

Frank Ekow Atta Hayford is a lecturer, researcher and a clinician (Human nutrition & Dietetics), with the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Ghana. He has been involved in nutrition and dietetics education since 2007, with a strong interest in Clinical / Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition in the Life Cycle, Nutritional Epidemiology as well as Nutrition in sports. He has undertaken numerous post-graduate certificate short courses both home and abroad with institutions like the University of Ghana, Potsdam University and German institute for human Nutrition both in Germany, North-west University in South Africa and Daramittra Sustainable Institute in India. He has authored several peer-review publications, published abstracts, and presented at several conferences in the above stated areas of interest. He is involved in training of BSc, MSc and pre-med students at the college of health sciences, at the University of Ghana. His area of specialty is in Nutrition and immunology (immuno-nutrition), especially in infectious diseases like Tuberculosis. He has experience in pre-clinical animal model research and clinical trial development. He is a certified to work in Bio safety level 3 (BSL 3) facilities. As a lecturer at the university, he has supervised/ mentored several undergraduate and post graduate students since 2013. He has served on various boards/committees at the University of Ghana prior to his enrolled to pursue his PhD in 2016. He was an academic board member of the college of health sciences from 2014- 2016. He also served as a member of the Ethics and protocol review committee of the School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences and also acted as the head of department on two occasions briefly in the absence of the substantive head. He is currently a member of the Ghana Dietetics Association (served as the Vice President from January 2012 to January 2018) and a founding member of Ghana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (GAND). He is also a member of the International Society for the study of lipids and fatty acids (ISSFAL; since 2016). He is an alumnus of the Africa Nutrition Leadership Program (ANLP), 2015 group. He has contributed to local and global nutrition activities over the years and is still doing so. He has been part of the organization of local and international conferences, seminars and workshops such the African Nutritional epidemiological conferences (ANEC), the Africa Nutrition Leadership Program (ANLP) among others. Until he was recently appointed as head of treasury of the ANS, he has served with the Professional Affairs Administrative unit of the ANS since 2012, assisting the President and the Secretary-General. As a young academic, and a clinician, his mantras are dedication, hard work, professionalism, innovation, loyalty and the promotion of the health profession through dissemination of evidenced based information in the promotion of good health. Punctuality and dedication to his work are key factors of his work ethics. Keeping to time is very essential to him. He is prepared to learn where he falls short and prepared to go the extra mile where necessary to achieve a collective team goal. His PhD research was in the area of Pharmaco-nutrition adjunct therapy with Omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid in tuberculosis management. He loves to watch football and movies at his leisure times.

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