Cecilia Ometse Nartey
Cecilia Ometse Nartey is a Ghanaian physician, who obtained both her bachelor’s and medical degree from University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry. With a wealth of experience in health care delivery and leading healthcare teams, she learnt to grow in this professional space by adapting and putting on multiple hats, as a healthcare provider at certain times, and then patient advocate and benefactor at other times. Performing in these roles comes as second nature to her, as she has a passion for seeking out and supporting underserved and vulnerable populations, effectively utilizing the resources that are available no matter how meager.
Currently, Cecilia is an MPH candidate at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Her enthusiasm towards meeting the healthcare needs of, not just patients in her consulting room, but entire communities and populations, motivates her to delve deep into the factors surrounding equitable healthcare delivery and how the intersections of these can best be honed to effect change, however small. In light of this, she collaborates with other medical colleagues to map out and conduct periodic countrywide sexual and reproductive health campaigns and screening exercises for adolescents and young adults in tertiary institutions. Annually, along with the Ghana AIDS Commission, they carry out various health promotion events to commemorate World AIDS Day. Cooking, sight-seeing, and reading are some of her favorite pastimes.