PROF. AHMED NUHU ZAKARIAH
Prof. Ahmed Nuhu Zakariah is a prominent and seasoned personality of the Medical Profession in Ghana in the area of emergency care services. He is a technically competent and a qualified intensive care specialist of international repute. Prof. Ahmed N. Zakariah joined the National Ambulance Service since 2006 and he is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Service. He has served in this position for close to fifteen (15) years. He is an experienced and innovative CEO of the NAS with an excellent managerial skill.
Prof. Zakariah is task oriented and clinically experienced and aware. He possesses sound planning and organizational capabilities coupled with a calm, reliable and dependable nature in meeting objectives. He exhibits tactical, strategic, proactive and dynamic approach to getting things done. He has high personal integrity and he is able to relate to and create trust in all.
Prof Ahmed Nuhu Zakariah is a trained specialist in Intensive Care Medicine, Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia. He is a seasoned instructor in both Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support of international repute.
He holds various qualifications both in Ghana and other European and American Countries. Such qualifications include International Visiting Professorship to the University College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, Fellowship of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons (FGCS), Advanced Life Support Instructor Certificate from the USA, Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA) from GIMPA, Masters in Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Medicine from Belgium and a Diploma in French from Cuba.
Prior to becoming the Director of the National Ambulance Service, Prof. Ahmed N. Zakariah was the Regional Medical Coordinator for the National Ambulance Service for the Greater Accra Region in 2005. He served as a Specialist (Consultant) in Intensive Care Medicine at the Ridge Hospital, Accra under the Ghana Health Service. He was a Research Fellow in Biomedical Sciences in Free University of Brussels in Belgium from 2004 to 2005.
Prof. Ahmed N. Zakariah has been involved in various training programs such as being a lecturer at the Critical Care Nurses Training Program at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Lecturer at the School of Anaesthesia at the Ridge Hospital, also a lecturer at the Physician Assistant Training Program at the Central University College, Accra.
Prof. in the pursuant of MPhil in Biomedical Sciences conducted a research on Markers of Sepsis. This earned acceptance for publication into the Prestigious Journal of Critical Care Medicine. The title of the Article is “Combination of Biphasic Transmittance Waveform with Blood Procalcitonnie Levels for Diagnosis of Sepsis in Acutely ill patients”.
Prof. Zakariah holds Memberships of International Organizations such as Membership of the European Resuscitation Council in 2003, Member of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine in 2004, Member of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care in 2004 and a Member of the American Thoracic Society in 2005.