PROFILE OF MR. FELIX OFORI
Mr. Felix Ofori is an alumnus and pioneer of the Medical School of the University of Health and Allied Sciences. He is the President of the Alumni Association of the University. Currently, he is a medical practitioner and Head of Facility at Raphal Medical Centre, TDC branch, Tema.
As a pioneer of UHAS, he played a major role in the establishment of the Student Representative Council (SRC), where he served as a member of the First Judicial Committee. He later became the Second Chief Justice of the SRC. He also served on the Judicial Board of the National Health Students Association of Ghana (NAHSAG) and as a student representative on the University’s Finance and General Purposes committee.
He was the First Commanding Officer and co-founder of the enviable UHAS Army Medical Cadet.
He was a Co-founder and first President of the EP Students Union (EPSU) as well as the Secretary of the Chaplaincy Committee. He was also the Secretary to the EPSU Tertiary Network (TERNET) Constitutional Review Committee. With regard to the activities of the UHAS Alumni Association (UAA), he was the First Chairperson of the Judicial/Disciplinary Committee.
Mr. Felix Ofori was the Senior Prefect of Kpando Senior High School 2011/2012 (Academic Year) and Currently President of the Year Group (2012 to date). Felix was also the Senior Prefect (2007/2008) of Ebenezer Preparatory International School, Dambai where he completed his basic education.
Mr. Felix Ofori is an alumnus and pioneer of the Medical School of the University of Health and Allied Sciences. He is the President of the Alumni Association of the University. Currently, he is a medical practitioner and Head of Facility at Raphal Medical Centre, TDC branch, Tema
PROFILE OF MR. PROSPER ALORWU
Mr. Prosper Alorwu is a Senior Driver in the Transport Unit of the Directorate of Works and Physical Development of the University. Prior to joining the University in August 2013, he trained as a refrigerator and air-condition mechanic for three years and passed out successfully in 2000.
Between 2001 and 2011, Prosper worked as a Salesman/Driver for one Pastor Innocent Atsamegah during the day and as a Taxi Driver at night. He gave up the salesmanship and become a full time taxi driver in 2012. In April 15, 2013 he was recruited into the Ghana Education Service where he worked as a drive for five months and later moved to UHAS. He Studied Agricultural Science at Tanyigbe Senior Secondary School and completed in 1996.
Mr. Alorwu was elected Vice Chairman of the UHAS Local Branch of the Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union of the Trades Union Congress (TEWU) in July 2019, before his election, he was Welfare Chairman between 2015 to 2019. He represents the Union on Council.
PROFILE OF MR. REUBEN AYIVOR-DJANIE
Mr. Reuben Ayivor-Djanie is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Basic and Biomedical Sciences. He is a Biochemist by training with specialties in the molecular immunology of infectious diseases. He teaches causes in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology to Biochemistry Majors as well as Medical and Allied Health trainees. He has served in various capacities and on various committees in the University. He served as the UTAG-UHAS General Secretary for two terms, from 2014 to 2018. He is currently the President of UTAG-UHAS.
Mr. Ayivor-Djanie’s research interests are at the interphase between cancers that occur in immune cells and how infectious pathogens contribute to genomic instability in these cells. Specifically he is interested in how parasites like Plasmodium falciparum and Helicobacter pylori and viruses like EBV and HPV predispose infected individuals to cancers associated to these pathogens. For his PhD dissertation, he studied how exposure to Plasmodium falciparum (malaria), predisposes B-lymphocytes to genomic instability, through the aberrant expression and activity of Activation-Induced cytidine deaminase (AID).
PROFILE OF DR MARK AMEXO
Dr. Mark Amexo is a Public Health Physician and Health Systems Management expert. He is currently an independent Global Health Consultantant. He previously worked for the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland where he held the position of Malaria Portfolio Manager and later served time as Senior Technical Officer. Prior to that, he worked in Ghana as the UN Country Team Advisor on Malaria in the WHO Country office in Accra, a District Medical Officer for Kpando and Ho Municipalities, the Medical Superintendent of Worawora Hospital, and as a general Medical Officer in Agogo Presbyterian Hospital.
As a health consultant, he has worked at various periods for Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom, Price WaterHouse Coopers, Geneva-based GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization) on mission in Ghana. He undertook other major consultancy jobs for the World Bank Group (the hub in Washington, DC), Management Sciences for Health (MSH)/USAID (in MSH programme areas of Rational Pharmaceutical Management-plus and Global Program Management), WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership Secretariat (in the World Health Organization Headquarters) in Geneva, Switzerland. In the early years of the establishment of the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFatm), Dr. Mark Amexo was appointed by the Global Fund Board to serve as a technical review panel member of the Geneva-based Fund.
Dr. Amexo studied Medicine at the School of Medical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi. He had his graduate-level education in Community Health and Health Management in the University of Heidelberg, Germany.