Dr. Wurapa Frederick
After his studies in the US, Prof. Frederick Wurapa was in 1968 appointed a lecturer in the Department of Community Health of the University of Ghana Medical School. This was followed by an appointment as an epidemiologist by WHO at the Center for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, Ndola, Zambia. Here, he led a team of researchers for eight years at the Center conducting intervention research into disease control issues related to malaria, schistosomiasis, helminthiasis, and trypanosomiasis. He served in several portfolios at WHO until October 1997 when he joined the School of Public Health, University of Ghana from 2000 to 2003 where he also served in several capacities from the head of a department to a director.