About APECGH

Founder Koiwah Koi-Larbi Ofosuapea

Action on Preeclampsia Ghana (APECGH) was launched on 22nd May 2017 by Mrs. Koiwah Koi-Larbi Ofosuapea, who experienced eclampsia and preeclampsia in 2012, 2017 and 2020. She lost three babies as a result of these diseases. To her surprise, there was little to no information and support for woman who have suffered like her in Ghana. This led to the formation of APECGH. It is the sole Preeclampsia working advocacy organisation in Ghana with the aim to raise awareness and to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates associated with Hypertensive Disorders of pregnancy.

One of the 100 most outstanding female change makers in Ghana 2021

Female social entrepreneur of the year 2021

Mrs. Koiwah Koi-Larbi Ofosuapea

“Three out of four pregnancies were ended in an early (25-29 weeks) surgically delivery. Three babies died after a few days. These experiences were nothing but a Life and Death situation.”

“I have only one surviving child, my miracle baby, my second child with whom I did 6 months antenatal in Ghana and travelled to the USA for further care. Fortunately, I delivered a bouncy baby girl at 37 weeks even though I still suffered Preeclampsia but at a later onset.”

This is my story!

This is my suffering.

This has been my fate.

And this is the inspiration.

To save the lives of mothers and babies, through Advocacy, Research and Support.”

“Women and girls are diverse and can be who and what they want to be! I challenge gender stereotypes, discrimination and bias; I forge positive visibility of woman; I celebrate woman’s achievement; I help forge a gender equal world; I am a phenomenal woman.” 


To educate, inform, and advise the
public especially pregnant women,
about the prevalence, nature,
and risks of Preeclampsia.


Our objectives

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To campaign for greater awareness, action, and research to improve methods of detection and treatment.


To provide support to people and
families affected by Preeclampsia
to prevent and ease the physical
and emotional suffering they
experience.

Our organisation

Our team

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (EC) – Board of Trustees 

Executive Director

Mrs. Koiwah Koi-Larbi Ofosuapea

Associate Director

To be approached

National Coordinator

Dr.  Dorothea Obiri

Chair R & S Committee

Dr. Linda Ahenkorah Fondjo

Patron / Advisor

Mr. Dennis Owusu-Appiah Ofosuapea (Esq.)

 

Management Steering Committee (MSC)

Public Education & Engagement Manager

Mrs. Pinamang Densu 

Counselling Manager

Ms. Akosua Boah Osei

International Relations Coordinator- Europe

Mrs. Maartje Santema

Advisor

Dr. Dorotheah Obiri

Advisor

Melissa Adjei Tawiah

RESEARCH & SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE (RSC)

Chair

Dr. Linda Ahenkorah Fondjo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members

Dr. Charles Buckman

Dr. Vivian Etsiapa 

Dr. Dorotheah Obiri

Dr. Emmanuel Srofenyo

Dr. Joyce Browne

Mrs. Heckle Abban

Isabella Garti

Vida Kukula

NEWSLETTER EDITORIAL BOARD (NEB)

Lead-chair

Mrs. Koiwah Koi-Larbi Ofosuapea

Co-chair

Mrs. Maartje Santema

Co-chair

Dr. Dorotheah Obiri

Advisor

Dr. Joyce Browne

Members

Dr. Melissa Tawiah

Mrs. Isabella Garti

Mr. Benson Owusu-

Atuahene

Mr. Isaac Ampomah

Mr. RobertA-Ansim

Abotiyire

Mr. Solomon Asante

CREATIVE & COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE (CCC)

Chair

Ms. Pleun Piethaan 

 

 

 

 

Members

Ms. Kezi Harlley

Mrs. Maartje Santema

Mr. David Eyi-Mensah

Ms. Mare Santema

 

ADMINISTRATION & SUPPORTING STAFF

Secretary

Thelma Bosomtwe

Secretary

Manuela A. Garson

Field Officer/Social

Media Promotor

Emmanuel A. Adjei

Research and Policy

Officer

Araba De-Heer

Sign Language Officer

Emmanuel Boakye

Linguist

Francis Sackey

Our team

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (EC)-Board of Trustees

  1. Mrs. Koiwah Koi-Larbi Ofosuapea 
  2. Dr. Dorotheah Obiri
  3. Dr. Linda Ahenkorah Fondjo
  4. Dr. Emmanuel Odame

Executive Director

National Coordinator

Chair, R & S Committee

Patron/ Advisor

Management Steering Committee (MSC)

  1. Mrs. Pinamang Densu 
  2. MDr. Salim Wangabi
  3. Mrs. Maartje Santema
  4. Dr Dorotheah Obiri
  5. Melissa Adjei Tawiah

Public Education & Community Engagement Manager

Group counselling programme lead

International Relations Coordinator- Europe

Advisor

Advisor

RESEARCH & SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE (RSC)

  1. Dr. Linda Ahenkorah Fondjo
  2. Dr.Charles Buckman
  3. Dr. Vivian Etsiapa 
  4. Dr. Dorotheah Obiri
  5. Dr. Emmanuel Srofenyo
  6. Dr. Joyce Browne
  7. Mrs. Heckle Abban
  8. Isabella Garti
  9. Vida Kukula

Chair

Member

Member

Member

Member

Member

Member

Member

Member

NEWSLETTER EDITORIAL BOARD (NEB)

  1. Mrs. Koiwah Koi-Larbi Ofosuapea
  2. Mrs. Maartje Santema
  3. Dr. Dorotheah Obiri
  4. Dr. Joyce Browne
  5. Dr. Melissa Tawiah
  6. Mrs. Isabella Garti
  7. Mr. Benson Owusu-Atuahene
  8. Mr. Robert A-Ansim Abotiyire
  9. Mr. Solomon Asante

Lead-Chair

Co-Chair

Co-chair

Advisor

Member

Member

Member

Member

Member

Member

CREATIVE & COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE (CCC)

  1. Dr. David Eyi-Mensah
  2. Ms. Mare Santema
  3. Mrs. Maartje Santema

Member

Member

Advisor

ADMINISTRATION & SUPPORTING STAFF

  1. Manuela A. Garson
  2. Emmanuel A. Adjei
  3. Araba De-Heer
  4. Emmanuel Boakye
  5. Francis Sackey
  6. Ylana van Hout

Secretary

Field Officer/Social Media Promoter

Research and Policy Officer

Sign Language Officer

Linguist

Admin Support Volunteer

Want to know more?

Please don’t hesistate to contact us if you would like to know more about APECGH. We would love to get in touch with you.

Research partnerships & collabrations

As a patient organization, APECGH is currently member of the SPOT (Severe Preeclampsia adverse Outcome Triage) study. The aim of the SPOT-study is to improve quality of care for pregnant women with Preeclampsia by using interdisciplinary, mixed-method intervention research.

APEC Ghana is also a consortium member of the International Calcium in Pregnancy (i-CIP) Collaborative Network. This network aims to determine the overall differential calcium supplementation according to maternal and intervention characteristics in preventing Preeclamspia. This is adjusted for co-interventions and baseline maternal calium status.