Kwasi Torpey, MD, PhD, MPH, FGCP is a public health physician, HIV clinician, program manager, and researcher. Professor Torpey is an Associate Professor of Family Health and Head, Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana.
He has extensive experience in HIV program implementation in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Zambia. He has worked with USAID, CDC, DFID, World Bank, Global Fund, and other donors. 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. He was a technical lead in designing and implementing Ghana’s START program that introduced public sector antiretroviral treatment. He was Director of Technical Support in FHI’s Zambia Prevention Care and Treatment Partnership.
He has published in international peer-reviewed scientific journals on HIV prevention, care, and treatment. In 2003, he was the first recipient of the Dr David Barry Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to AIDS Treatment Programs. He has a PhD from the Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Antwerp, Belgium, an MPH from the Netherlands School of Public Health, and MD from the University of Ghana Medical School. He is a Fellow of Ghana’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.