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Shapers Profile:

Shaper: 

Herriet Yayra Adzofu

Hub: 
Title: 
Senior Staff Nurse
Organization: 
Ghana Health Service
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About me:

Harriet Yayra Adzofu is a psychiatric nurse with over six years of experience in the Ghana Health Service. Passionate about reducing the stigma associated with mental illness in Ghana, she is committed to raising awareness and promoting Mental Health especially among the youth in Ghana and beyond.

Apart from psychiatric nursing, Harriet has also gained extensive experience in General and Public Health Nursing having worked in several hospitals in Ghana

She is a member of Recovery Ghana Consortium, a non-profit organization that collaborates efforts of NGOs working in the area of addiction in Ghana. She works directly with young people on issues of drug addiction and supports them get treatment.

An accomplished leader and mentor, she received the 2014 Mandela Washington Fellowship award to study Public Administration at Florida International University. During the Presidential summit, Harriet had the opportunity to interact with President Obama and other World Leaders.

Harriet is also a Champion for Change Leader in Agriculture. She received a special training in leadership; entrepreneurship, strategic planning and agribusiness in November 2014 during the Champion for Change Women Leadership training in Ghana by Africa Lead sponsored by USAID and Feed the Future.

Currently, she is the Co-Founder and Program Director, for Kairos Ladies Network, a non-profit organization committed to mentoring & coaching young girls and building their capacity in agribusiness

Expertise: 
Social Enterprise | Health and Medicine