Dr. Joseph de Graft-Johnson is a public health physician and has worked as a medical doctor and in international public health for over 30 years in Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia. de Graft-Johnson received his medical degree from School of Medical Sciences, Kumasi, Ghana and his public health degrees, MPH and DrPH, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He worked with the Ghana Ministry of Health and Family Health International before joining Save the Children as a health program manager in Malawi in 1997 and has held various positions since. The most recent being the senior director of the maternal and reproductive health team. He has spent over 20 years contributing to the advancement of newborn health programming in low- and middle-income countries.