John Lazame Tindanbil

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights | Ghana

2020 New Voices Fellow


Mr. John Lazame TINDANBIL is a Public health practitioner with over 15 years’ work experience in clinical nursing, teaching, and program management in northern Ghana. He is the founder, and Executive Director of MABIA-Ghana, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving sexual and reproductive health and rights of vulnerable women and girls in northern Ghana.

John’s organization has built the capacity of midwives serving in rural communities on safe abortion and Long-Term Family Planning skills. In addition, his organization has introduced similar knowledge and skills to midwifery Trainees as a long-term measure to increase the number of service providers in this sector of reproductive health.

Before devoting his work full time to MABIA-Ghana, John served as Program Manager to Pathfinder International, a global Sexual and Reproductive Health non-profit organization, and as Community Health Worker Manager for the Millennium Promise another global non-profit organization. John travelled widely to many countries during the period with Pathfinder International including Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, Benin, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, and Thailand. Despite these experiences John still hopes to expand his professional network, and be able to take on more leadership responsibilities. He led Pathfinder International’s team to introduce safe abortion services to several districts in northern Ghana between 2008 and 2012.

He holds a master degree in Public health from the University of Ghana and a Bachelor of Arts degree in population and Family Life/He also is a senior New Voices Fellow from the Aspen Institute. John was among Fellows who received the Nurse Innovator’s award in 2020.