TTH gets new CEO /Hamza Lansah Lolly

Dr. David Zaawumya Kolbila has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Tamale Teaching Hospital by the Ministry of Health.

Dr. Kolbila, a gynaecologist, before his appointment was the head of department at gynaecologist unit of the TTH and a lecturer a the UDS Medical School. 

Dr. Kolbila will succeed the current CEO of the hospital Dr. Prosper Akambong to become the fourth CEO of the hospital since its became a teaching hospital.





Date of Birth: December 15, 1964. Nationality:Ghanaian Marital status: Married Hobbies: Listening To Music, Reading and Scientific Discussions


Feb. 2009 -March. 2009: Certificate in Health Services Administration and Management, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Ghana August 2008: International fellowship in family planning –KNUST-KATH-University of Michigan medical systems Aug. 2007- Dec. 2008: Masters in Public Health (MPH), Population and Reproduction Health, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. Jun 2007-Sept 2007: Training in Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasonography, KomfoAnokye Teaching Hospital. Jan 1999- Oct 2006: Residency Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in School of Medical Sciences, / KomfoAnokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana. October 2006: Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons. Sept 2005 – Dec 2005: Clinical Attachment; Women’s Hospital, University of Michigan, USA Aug 2004– Sept 2004: Training in Voluntary Surgical Contraception: By AVSC International/KATH Family Planning Center, Kumasi, Ghana 1986- 1987: Russian Language Proficiency, Kishinev State University Moldova (Then Part of the then USSR) 1986—1993: Doctor Of Medicine (MD), Kharkov Medical Institute, Ukraine(Then Part of USSR) 1977—1984: ‘0’ AND ‘A’ Level Certificates, Ghana Secondary School Tamale ~


Aug. 21 – Sept. 5, 2013. Acted as CEO of Tamale Teaching Hospital June 5 – July 4, 2012 Acted as Medical Director ofTamale Teaching Hospital Nov. 21 – Dec. 4, 2011 Acted as CEO of Tamale Teaching Hospital Nov. 14 – 18, 2011 Acted as CEO of Tamale Teaching Hospital Nov. 1 – 12, 2011 Acted as Medical Director of Tamale Teaching Hospital Aug. 28 – Sept. 26, 2011Acted as Medical Director of Tamale Teaching Hospital Feb. 15 – 27, 2011 Acted as Medical Director of Tamale Teaching Hospital July 2008 till Date: Head Of Department Of Obstetrics And Gynaecology, Consultant obstetrician Gynaecologist (FWACS), Tamale Teaching Hospital July 2008 till Date: Senior lecturer and Head of Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, School of medicine and Health Sciences, University for Development Studies, Tamale , Northern Region, Ghana Sept 2006- Sep 2008: Specialist Obstetrician Gynaecologist, KomfoAnokye Teaching Hospital,Kumasi, Ghana 1995—1999: Medical Officer, Sunyani Regional Hospital, Ghana 1994—1995: Housemanship in Paediatrics and Surgical Departments, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana 1984—1986: Science Teacher, Nalerigu Secondary School, Northern Region, Ghana ~


Member of the Ghana Medical Association Ethics committee of the University for Development Studies Curriculum Development committee for clinical years 4, 5 and 6 of SMHS/UDS, 2007 Member of the continuing professionals Development committee of the Medical and Dental council, Ghana, January, 2012 till date. ~


Publications Ghana medical Journal: Trends in Maternal Mortality in Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana, September, 2011, Volume 47, No. 3 page 105 African Journal of Heamatology and Oncology, Knowledge of cervical cancer and patronage of cervical cancer screening services among female health workers in Kumasi, Ghana, Volume 2, No. 1(2011) Trainer of trainers in Life Saving Skills (LSS). Trainer in Basic ultrasonography for midwifes. Projects 1. Contraceptive Experience of Antenatal Clients seen at KomfoAnokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) from 1st June 2003 to 31st December 2003. 2. A Five Year Retrospective Review of cases of Eclampsia Managed at KomfoAnokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) from 2000 to 2004. 3. Determinants of Birth Control Choices in the Tamale Metropolis. A cross sectional Survey – September 2008 to November 2008. 4. Factors affecting motivation for rural practice among students in health professions and health workers in Ghana. Current Research interest 1. Common causes of maternal mortality 2. Innovative interventions to improve reproductive health and reduce maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. 3. Determinants of usage and non-usage of birth control methods. Determinants of birth control choices. 4. Interventions to improve utilization of Family Planning methods. 5. Adolescent reproductive health issues, Family Planning, Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS prevention. 6. Post abortion care and Comprehensive Abortion care. 7. Prevention and early detection and management of reproductive tract cancers including breast cancers. ~


Association of Professors of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (APGO-USA)faculty Development seminar as an Educator, January 2013. International standardization of female sterilization conference in Addis Ababa Ethiopia organized by Engender Health, October 2012. March, 2012: Study visit to Maastricht University Hospitals to under study problem based Learning (PBL) ~


Family planning education on the Savelugu district encouraging male involvement in family planning 2009 till date ~LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Language Speaking Reading Writing English Excellent Excellent Excellent Twi Excellent Excellent Excellent Russian Good Excellent Excellent Talensi Excellent Excellent Excellent 3 | 4


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