Dr. Akeem Ali

Director of Health, St Helena Government

Dr. Akeem Ali

As the Director of Health Services for St Helena, a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic, Dr Ali and his team are tackling issues related to limited health resourcing, high prevalence of chronic but preventable long term conditions and entrenched lifestyle choices resulting in poor health among the population. Dr Ali, a trained public health physician brings a wealth of knowledge of public health and health promotion practice to developing durable solutions to health system issues. He has been a health service director in Ghana, 3 different UK health authorities and managed international emergency health response to health and humanitarian crises in Sierra Leone, Sudan, Afghanistan, Kenya, Congo, Ethiopia, Somalia, and India. Dr Ali has been an associate member of the UK National Social Marketing Center.