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Amina Sanni-Toure | Ghana



Amina Sanni-Toure is a medical officer with the Upper West Regional Hospital in Ghana. She is also the executive director of Health Education Reachout Africa, an organization that provides health education, conducts free medical screenings, supports treatment of patients with financial challenges, advocates against drug abuse, and mentors young women on career choices. Amina studied medicine at the University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry, and holds a degree in Zoology. Having worked in both urban and rural areas, she would like to acquire mobile clinics that would provide primary healthcare to less developed communities; establish a rehabilitation center for drug abusers; and inspire her mentees in the health profession to serve their respective communities. After completing the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Amina plans to network with her new colleagues and use the skills she acquires to pursue her goals.

What do you do in your home country and what do you hope to do upon completion of your Fellowship? In particular, with the integration of your experiences with Drexel University?

I am a Medical Doctor at the Upper West Regional Hospital, Wa, Ghana. I am the the Executive Director of Health Education Reachout Africa, NGO which provides health education, free medical screening, advocates against drug abuse and mentor females on their career choices. Upon completion of my fellowship, I want to make primary health care readily available in my community by leading in the acquisition of mobile clinics and train more mentees to help drive the organization.

What is your favorite thing about your home country? What are you most excited about learning about Philadelphia?

My culture, precisely the diverse food and language. I am most excited to learn about Philadelphia's Independence National Historical Park. 

Do you have any hobbies or an interesting fact you wish to share about yourself?

I like to cook new recipes and interestingly like to driven to watch nature and have a good discussion.

If I were to come to your home country, what is the first thing I should eat?

Tuo Zaafi and Ayoyo soup.