Professor David Ofori – Adjei

Professor David Ofori – Adjei

Board Member

Dr. David Ofori- Adjei is a retired Professor of Tropical Clinical Pharmacology, and Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of Ghana. He is s former Director of the Centre for Tropical Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Ghana School of Medicine, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research at the University of Ghana, Legon, and a former Rector of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Ghana Medical journal and Co-director of the African Journal Partnership Programme sponsored by the US National Library of Medicine.

Professor Ofori-Adjei graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School in 1975 and did his postgraduate training in Medicine in the United Kingdom. He subsequently studied Clinical Pharmacology at the Karolinska Institute at Huddinge Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

Since 1986 Professor Ofori-Adjei has actively promoted the rational use of medicines globally through the World Health Organisation and some not-for-profit organisations. He was responsible for developing the National Essential Medicines List and Treatment Guidelines and developing the first medicines list and prices for the National Health Insurance Scheme. He also worked with private health insurance companies in developing medicines lists and ensuring the appropriate prescribing of medicines.  

Professor David Ofori-Adjei is a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Ghana College of Physicians, and the West African College of Physicians. His contribution to malaria control in Ghana has been recognised by the Ministry of Health of Ghana and the Ghana Health Service. 

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