Audio Files: Interview with Dr. Kofi Agyenim-Boateng

Dr. Agyenim-Boateng describes his work in Ghana.
Dr. Agyenim-Boateng describes the impact of continuing medical education on his practice.
Dr. Agyenim-Boateng discusses the status of health care in rural Ghanaian communities.
Dr. Agyenim-Boateng reflects on the value of attending ADA's 71st Scientific Sessions.

About Dr. Kofi Agyenim-Boateng

SWME proudly sponsored Dr. Kofi Agyenim-Boateng to attend the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) 71st Scientific Sessions last June in San Diego, California. A physician originating from Kumasi, Ghana in West Africa, Agyenim-Boateng was selected due to his local humanitarian efforts in the field of diabetes.

Agyenim-Boateng has worked as a specialist in diabetes for over 25 years and is heavily involved Continuing Medical Education (CME), teaching doctors, nurses and patients how to improve patient care.  At the national level, he supports the organization and delivery of medical programs to health care teams at regional and district hospitals, and to members of the Society of Private Medical Practitioners in the northern sector of Ghana.  He works closely with colleagues to select topics, and share ideas and experiences from the field.

For over two decades, Agyenim-Boateng has been a part of the Ghana Diabetes Association, through which he gives regular talks on various aspects of diabetes care and self-management to numerous religious organizations and social clubs. He is very passionate about his work, and despite calls to take on elite administrative positions, he continues to practice as a clinical physician.