Dr. Kennedy Tettey Coffie Brightson upon his return from medical school in Ukraine in 1997, started his practice in Korle bu Teaching Hospital for his Housemanship. His passion for improving Maternal Health in Ghana drove him to approach the GBC Obonu 96.5 FM in 2003 where he was given a slot for a weekly health-talk program in the local Ga language which he did for ten (10) good years.
Dr. Brightson joined the Ghana Health Service in 2004 and was posted to head the Maternal Health Unit of the Maamobi General Hospital where he intensified his crusade against Maternal Mortality by rallying support of the midwives and society in general.
After successfully tackling the issue of Maternal Mortality at Maamobi, he proceeded to the University of Ghana to pursue Masters in Public Health and graduated in 2008 with a sub-specialization in Maternal and Reproductive Health to equip him in his crusade to fight the canker of Maternal Mortality. He then took his fight against Maternal Mortality to Dodowa where he was transferred to Shai-Osudoku District Hospital (then Dangbe West District Hospital) in 2010 and recorded a huge success in the Shai-Osudoku District. Having recognized the leadership drive with which he pursued his clinical work, he was appointed Acting Medical Superintendent for Shai-Osudoku District Hospital and the Ghana Medical Association (Greater Accra Division) honored him with a Governance Award for highly projecting the image of the association and championing its progress in 2010.
Under his able leadership as the Medical Superintendent of the Shai-Osudoku District Hospital, the Hospital has bagged several awards by the Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health including: 3rd Best Managed Hospital in Greater Accra in 2010 and 2011, and 1st Best Hospital in Malaria Management in Greater Accra – 2012. In June 2013, he was delegated by the then Minister of Health to a Regional Meeting of African Ministers of Health in Nairobi, Kenya on Maternal Mortality from unsafe abortion. Dr. Kennedy Brightson is also a Leadership Development Programme Facilitator and also a facilitator of the Safe Motherhood Programme. He is also a Member of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons Faculty of Public Health. The Ministry of Health recognizing his prowess in Maternal Health, Institutional Management and also reducing the rate of NHIS claims rejection presented him and his entire team of Shai-Osudoku District Hospital an award of Innovation and Excellence in April, 2017.
In 2010 he embarked on a campaign to demystify the fear associated with Maternal Health in the Shai-Osudoku District and its environs. In 2012, he was nominated to serve on the Ga Dangme Council of Ghana for his meticulous work in the region of which he is still a member. In the same year, he was recognized and awarded by NADMO for tackling Maternal Health as a National Disaster and helping to reduce it in the Greater Accra Region. Recently in November 2019, he was selected to participate in a seminar on Maternal and Infant Health Care for Developing Countries in Hunan, China and awarded a gold medal for his exceptional contribution to the subject and was selected President of the Fifteen (15) nation programme.
He is married to Dr. Mrs. Natalya Brightson, a Principal Physician Specialist at the Achimota Hospital. They have three children together.