|Juliana Jocelyn Azumah-Mensah|
Minister for Women and Children's Affairs
Hon. Juliana Jocelyn Azumah-Mensah was born on 15th June, 1950 at Koforidua, in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
She had her primary and middle school education at the R.C. Primary and Local
Authority Middle Schools, Agotime Kpetoe, in the Volta Region between 1956-1964. She gained admission to Ola Secondary School, Ho, Volta Region from 1964-1969 and obtained the GCE ‘O’ level certificate.
She pursued further studies at the Ipswich East Anglia School of Nursing, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK and qualified in August 1973 as a State Registered General Nurse.
In September, 1974, Hon. Juliana Jocelyn Azumah-Mensah enrolled as a Midwifery student at the St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, and Surrey, UK and graduated in August, 1975 as a State Certified Midwife.
She did her postgraduate studies at the University of Birmingham, UK and obtained MSc. Health Management and Administration in October, 1997.
Hon. Juliana Jocelyn Azumah-Mensah has a rich working experience. Among others she was a clerical officer at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning between June 1969 and June 1970. She was also a staff midwife at the Green District Hospital, Woolwich, South London (1975-1976).
She worked with private and national health hospitals as both General Nurse and Midwife through Nursing Agencies in London (1984-1987).
She was appointed the Executive Secretary/Director of Health Services, Ho Diocese, Ho in the Volta Region of Ghana and the Regional Co-ordinating Director of the Catholic Health Services, Ghana (May 2001-September 2004).
Hon. Juliana Jocelyn Azumah-Mensah was elected a Member of Parliament for Ho East Constituency on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in January 2005 a position she holds to date.
She has served on various committees in Parliament. She has been a member of the Appointments Committee, a Ranking Member; Committee on Gender and Children; Member, Committee on Health and Committee on Foreign Affairs (till 2007).
In March 2008, she was a member of the Parliamentary Delegation to China. Other travels she has undertaken whiles in Parliament include:
• Ministerial Delegation to Dinwna–Israel, study tour on Regenerative health and nutrition.
Courses she has attended include:
• Parliamentary Ethics organised by the International Development Law Organisation (September 2005)
Her membership of institutions includes:
• Ghana Registered Nurses Association (GRNA)
Her hobbies include Dancing, Reading, Sewing, Counseling, Gardening, Painting and Decorating. (D.I.Y).