Regina Obeng

Regina Obeng is the principal nursing officer and manager of the Neonatal Unit at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ghana’s second biggest city, Kumasi. With 22 years experience in the field, she is a neonatal nursing expert and has been the driving force behind her hospital’s introduction of Kangaroo Mother Care, promotion of exclusive breastfeeding and increased infection control. She has never had the opportunity to have an official neonatal nurse qualification and yet has chosen to dedicate her life to Ghana’s newborns. She is a recipient of the First Neonatal Nursing Excellence Award.