About Me

I am a Physician, Entrepreneur, and innovator passionate about healthcare, especially in Africa. Dennis is currently a Global Lead for COVID Safe Paths, a project at the MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He is the founder and CEO of Claron Health International, a managed and digital healthcare company in Ghana and Africa with global ambitions. Claron Health International is an innovative corporate health and wellness company delivering medical, occupational, and preventative healthcare services across Ghana and other parts of Africa. Clients include local and foreign companies such as Tullow Oil, Kosmos Energy, Intercon Security, Halliburton, Maersk Drilling Baker Hughes, Goil, Coca-Cola Equatorial, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays, Vodafone, Airtel-Tigo, and many more.

I worked with the Ghana Armed Forces for over ten years as a physician specialist and the Director of the Military Tuberculosis Control Program. As part of his military service, Dennis worked as the Senior Medical Officer with the United Nation Interim Mission to Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the United Nations Mission to Ivory Coast (UNOCI), responsible for over a thousand Ghanaian Soldiers and the health needs of the many deprived and war-torn communities. At the 37 Military Hospital, he also served as the Deputy Head in charge of Occupational Health and Policy and as part of a team of physicians that conducts medical examinations and screening for over 15,000 personnel of the Ghana Armed forces both locally and for International Peacekeeping operations. Under his leadership, the Tuberculosis Control Program secured funding and logistic support from United States African Military Command (AFRICOM) for training and infrastructure development. In addition, he was instrumental in the design of National guidelines for Pediatric Tuberculosis Control in Ghana.

In the Public Policy space, Dennis was appointed to the Board Member of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Ghana, by President Akuffo-Addo in 2017, with the mandate to help reform the NHIA to provide Social Health Insurance and Financial Risk Protection for all Ghanaians.

I am a member of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons and recently graduated with a Master’s degree from Harvard University. In addition, he was an Edward S. Mason and Adrian Cheng Fellow at Harvard University. As a Cheng Fellow, Dennis is currently piloting Wala Digital Health, an innovative digital marketplace for blood donation, processing, and delivery, to tackle the fatal consequences of blood shortages in Africa.

Dennis obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and postgraduate degrees from the Hebrew University and the University of California Berkeley. He is also a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurship Program.

Politically I have been a member of the New Patriotic Party for the past 17 years. He was a member of the TESCON Branch of NPP at KNUST during its formative years. After school, he formally joined the party branch at the Atwima Nwabiagya constituency before it was split into two separate constituencies. He has supported and actively participated in every party election for the past 15 years, donating cash, motorbikes, computers, and other election-related logistics. He was instrumental in the record-breaking election results in the 2016 elections that brought President Akuffo-Addo to power. At the national level, he was instrumental in forming volunteer groups, including the P4C, Loyal Ladies, Volta4Change, Strategic Patriots, and many others. He currently serves as the National coordination member of the NPP Medical Team with Dr. Anthony Nisiah Asara. As a medical team coordinator, he has been part of all NPP National congresses for the past 15 years.

As a Rotary International Grants committee member, I was instrumental in the Telemedicine project to train rural health workers in Jirapa, Upper West Ghana, via on-site Telehealth education facilities. In addition, he served as a Technical Advisor and evaluator of multimillion-funded projects by Rotary International in Northern Uganda and other parts of the world and was recently appointed as a Rotary Cadre Technical Coordinator for Africa. Dennis is also an accomplished community role model. He founded the Water, Energy, and Resources Conversation club, an NGO that currently has branches in some second-cycle schools in Ghana with the sole aim of helping converse the scarce natural resources in the country.