Dr. Kwasi Torpey is an Associate Professor and Head of Department at the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the University of Ghana. He has designed and implemented several public health programs in Africa to meet local needs.
He served as Deputy Chief of Party, Technical for the Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services initiative of Family Health International (FHI) in Nigeria; Technical Lead for FHI’s START program which introduced public health sector antiretroviral treatment in Ghana and; Director of Technical Support in FHI’s Zambia Prevention Care and Treatment Partnership.
His experience as a public health physician, researcher, HIV clinician and lecturer spans across African countries including, Ethopia, Eritrea, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia.
Dr. Torpey’s research interests are in the areas of infectious and non-infectious diseases, HIV prevention, treatment and care, reproductive health, amongst other areas.
He obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Ghana Medical School in 1996; a Masters Degree in Public Health from the Netherlands School of Public Health in 1998; and a Doctorate Degree from the Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Antwerp, Belgium IN 2009.
Dr. Torpey is a Fellow of Ghana’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Faculty webpage: http://www.ug.edu.gh/pfrh/staff/prof-kwasi-torpey