Ivy Prosper, presenter of the award winning series, Maternal Health Channel will speak to its powerful impact in Ghana at the annual “Women In The World” summit. The event takes place on April 6 – 8 in New York.
Ivy travelled across Ghana presenting the much watched series from isolated villages, as well as well known towns and cities.
Ivy’s ease of presentation as well as her professionalism soon made her a familiar and refreshing face on Ghanaian television. She also became an icon for maternal health across the world.
Ivy started her broadcast career as a Reporter with TV Cogeco Niagara, Canada on the community program The Source. She was then selected as a finalist in the search for a Traffic Reporter at NBC affiliate station WDIV in Detroit, Michigan. Some notable people she’s interviewed include Actor/Producer Idris Elba, Oscar-Nominated Actor Jake Gyllenhaal, Grammy Winning Singer Melanie Fiona, Hip-Hop Recording Artist and Businessman Akon, Director/Comedian Chris Rock, NBA star Jamal Magloire, Comedian Russell Peters, and Belgian Director Pieter Van Hees.
Ivy’s deep sense of focus is always apparent combined with her enormous talent and interest. She greatly increased awareness of maternal health issues with her presentations from unique places like Bompka, a village that had then not seen a doctor before and Dove, a place in the Volta Region where women are not allowed to give birth. This is another great opportunity to tell the unique story of Maternal Health Channel to the world.
Some sponsors of this year’s Summit Merck; and the Rockefeller Foundation among others.
Kobby Blay is the chief health editor at Ghanahealthnest.com. A professional practicing nurse with specialty in mental health and focus for health communications, public health, medical/documentary photography, ICT and systems perspective for health improvement.