West Africa Institute for Liver and Digestive Diseases (WAILD) Foundation

About Us

Our Story

The Africa Institute for Liver and Digestive Diseases (AILDD Foundation Inc.) is registered in Ghana and the United States as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit foundation. Team members have clinical and research expertise in liver and digestive diseases, including viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, peptic ulcer disease, infectious diarrhea and cancers of the liver, , pancreas and biliary tract. The team’s expertise also includes laboratory medicine, pharmacy, pharmacology, public health, research, business administration and process engineering. We collaborate with the healthcare community, the private sector and governmental institutions to improve health outcomes.

Our Mission

To prevent and cure liver and digestive diseases in African communities through research, patient education, and training of medical professionals. 

Our Vision

To advance towards an Africa that is free of the burdens of illness and death from liver and digestive diseases. 

Board of Directors

Lewis Roberts, MD, MB, ChB, PhD


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Victor Ankoma-Sey, MD

Vice President

Houston Methodist Hospital; Liver Associates of Texas, PA

Mitchell “Mitch” Mah’moud, MD, DTh, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD


Duke University, Durham, NC

Board Members

Philip Adjei, MD

Northshore Center Gastroenterology, Libertyville, IL

Thomas D. Amankonah, MD

Tulane Health System, New Orleans, LA

Yaw Asare-Aboagye, DVM, MS

Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Nairobi, Kenya

Faizal Z. Asumda, MD

Medical College of George, Augusta, GA

Bubu Banini, MD, PhD

Yale University, New Haven, CT

Bubu Banini, MD, PhD

Yale University, New Haven, CT

Kwaku Baryeh, PhD

University of Utah & ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT

Kim Clouser, BSN, RN

Texas Health Huguley Surgery Center, Burleson, TX

Francis D. Dickson, MD

Nova Surgery Center, Accra, Ghana

Alicia Scharles Konadu, MD

Advent Health, Fort Worth, TX

Kofi Nuako, MD

Advanced Gastroenterology, Union City, TN

Robert Nunoo, MD

WakeMed Cary Hospital, Clare, MI

Lily Ayodele Roberts, MS

Stanford University, San Francisco, CA

Jecinta Scott, MD

Exact Sciences Corporation, Blaine, MN

Kaku So-Armah, PhD

Boston University, Boston, MA

Nana K. Wiafe-Ababio, PharmD

Takeda, Houston, TX