Emmanuel Addo-Yobo is an Associate Professor of Child Health at the School of Medical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician in the Child Health Directorate, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Kumasi, Ghana.
Prof. Addo-Yobo is a Paediatrician, clinical lecturer, researcher and administrator with primary clinical interests in Paediatric pulmonology, Immunization practice and child survival issues. His experience in child health care in Ghana spans over 25 years. He is the Head of the Paediatric Asthma and Pulmonology Unit at KATH, which he pioneered in 1992 as one of the very few of its kind in the sub-region at the time. Out of this came a number of research studies and publications on asthma epidemiology in Ghana in collaboration the North West Lung Centre, Manchester, and the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) United Kingdom. He has also been involved in USAID and WHO sponsored multi-centre collaborative research on treatment options for childhood pneumonia and common young infant infections in developing countries.
Prof Addo-Yobo has also made contributions to local and WHO regional manuals for care of young children especially in the area of respiratory disorders. He has worked in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Ghana and WHO, on many national committees on child health and development such as School Health Policy Review, Job Aids for New-born Care, Integrated Management of Childhood and Neonatal Illness (IMCNI), and Under-5 Child Health Policy for Ghana.
Prof Addo-Yobo has been involved in vaccine preventable disease surveillance activities and in developing Pre-service curricula for the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) for Medical and Nursing /Midwifery Training institutions in the African Region, as well as its introduction and evaluation activities. He has assisted Ministries of Health in countries and key partner agencies to conduct Training Needs Assessments for EPI staff.
He currently Heads the Department of Child Health, School of Medical Sciences – KNUST and KATH. He is also the Head of Quality Assurance and patient safety at KATH. He is a member of the Medical and Chemicals Technical Option Committee (MCTOC) of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) under the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the Ozone Layer.