IMG_5375Emmanuel Agumah

Location: Ghana
Precinct Program: Mandela Washington Fellowship
Date(s): Summer 2017
Title & Organization: President & Founder, Buruli Ulcer Victims Aid (BUVA) Foundation

Emmanuel Jackson Agumah has over 10 years of experience in project management, public health administration, sales, marketing, and accounting, and finance. Currently, Emmanuel is the President and Founder of the Buruli Ulcer Victims Aid (BUVA) Foundation which focuses on socioeconomic support for former Buruli ulcer patients and those with disabilities. The organization provides health education, awareness, screening and treatment of Buruli ulcer, leprosy, yaws and other neglected tropical diseases. Emmanuel was the Secretary of the Rotary Club of Kumasi East and volunteered with community organizations assisting with water and sanitation aid, health, farming and other social support. Emmanuel holds a Higher National Diploma in Accounting, a certificate from the Buruli Ulcer Drug Trial and is a Paul Harris Fellow Awardee from the Rotary Foundation. Emmanuel hopes that the Buruli ulcer which disabled him will someday be eradicated in Ghana and the world. He wants to support other former patients in education and vocation support to empower them economically. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Emmanuel plans to continue to embark on a massive health education campaign to bring awareness and treatment on Buruli ulcer, leprosy, and yaws diseases.

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