President John Dramani Mahama has appointed Dr. Gilbert Buckle, an internationally-recognized Public Health Physician, as the new Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
Dr. Gilbert Buckle has more than 17 years of experience working in the public and private health sectors in Ghana, with 12 years in senior management and leadership roles.
He has served for several years in Koforidua, in the Eastern Region, where he rose to become Medical Director of the St. Joseph’s Hospital and also Municipal Director of Health Services.
Dr. Buckle is currently the Executive Director of the Christian Health Association of Ghana, a group that provides about 20 per cent of all outpatient and 30 per cent of inpatient services in Ghana.
He graduated as a Medical Doctor from the School of Medical Sciences of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi in 1992, and earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Ghana School of Public Health in 1998.
Dr Buckle is a Member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Health and also a Member of the Ghana AIDS Commission. In addition, he holds Memberships in the Ghana Medical Association and the Public Health Association of Ghana.
He is a professionally certified Organisational and Systems Development Practitioner.
His appointment takes immediate effect.
Ben Dotsei Malor
Head of Communications and Presidential Spokesperson
Office of the President,
Source: Office of the President