Dr. Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey

Vice President, Global, at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Dr. Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey is current Vice President, Global, at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, providing strategic, technical, and operational leadership. Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey also serves as IHI’s Senior Technical Advisor, overseeing the Quality work portfolio under USAID’s new flagship health systems strengthening LHSS project in 52 priority countries. He is also IHI’s key contact on USAID’s MOMENTUM Country & Global Leadership (MCGL) Project.

Sodzi previously served as the   Senior Technical Director, Africa region. In this role, he led Ghana’s Project Fives Alive! to deliver a large-scale quality improvement project in over 80% of public sector hospitals and 30% of Ghanaian sub districts, contributing to a 34% reduction in facility-based child deaths. He also supported the design of a large-scale improvement initiative in Ethiopia.  Additionally, he led IHI’s support to the Liberian health Ministry’s health system rebuilding efforts post Ebola.

A public health physician, trained Quality Improvement Advisor and a Fellow of the International Society for Quality in Healthcare, Dr. Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey also has years of clinical and management experiences in frontline district medical practice. In the former roles, he has conducted high level trainings and short term consultancies in quality improvement with a number of organizations in Saudi Arabia, India, Ethiopia, Liberia, Nigeria and in the United States working with a diverse group of organizations like the World Health Organization, Care India, Centre for Integrated Health Programmes, Nigeria, Kind Saud Medical City, Saudi Arabia etc. He has engaged extensively with health ministries across Africa. 

Sodzi is past Vice President of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), a 2017 Rockefeller Global Fellow for Social Innovation and currently chairs the governing Board of Nyaho Medical Center while serving on the Board of Ubora Quality Institute and the International Society for Quality in Healthcare ( ISQua). 

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