Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe is a medical doctor and a Public Health Physician with specialization in Applied Epidemiology and Disease Control. He has been a public health practitioner for the past 17 years with competencies in surveillance, field investigations, research, data management, scientific communication, evaluation and teaching. He has worked at the international, national, regional and district levels.
Asiedu-Bekoe is a Fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons and a facilitator at the Faculty of Public Health. He was a consultant for World Health Organization and Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the Global Programme for the Eradication of Polio in Afghanistan in 2010 and also as an External Team Member of the Joint External Evaluation in Lesotho in 2017. He is a Fellow of Malaria Vaccine Advocacy. He has been involved in assessment of programmes including Guinea Worm, Ebola Virus Disease Preparedness and Response.
He has been the lead investigator in several outbreaks including cholera, yellow fever and meningitis. He was a member of the team that investigated the First Lassa Fever cases in Ghana. Ghana was certified Guinea Worm Free in January, 2015 during his tenure as Programme Manager. He is a member, National Technical Coordinating Committee on Public Health Emergencies in Ghana. Currently he is the Deputy Director (Public Health) and Head of Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service.