Dr Boakye Boatin
Dr Boakye Boatin
Dr Boakye A. Boatin is an adjunct Professor in International Health at the Institute of Parasitology, McGill University, Canada and Senior Scientific Advisor to the Lymphatic Filariasis Support Center for Africa, Ghana.
He is Public Health Physician and an Epidemiologist with degrees in medicine, International Public Health and Epidemiology. He studied medicine in Ghana and undertook Postgraduate studies in Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine ( Community Health),University of Liverpool and Epidemiology at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene of the University of London.
He also had training in communicable disease control and surveillance at the Post Graduate Institute, Prague, Czech Republic. His research focuses on infectious diseases epidemiology particularly onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis and Human African trypanosomiasis.
Until his retirement from the World Health Organisation he led research in Integrated community based interventions and Lymphatic Filariasis at The Special Programme for Tropical Diseases (TDR) and had short a stint as the head of the Aids Medicines and Diagnostics ( AMDS) Unit at the World Health Organization. He worked at the Onchocerciasis Control Programme in West Africa (WHO) for 15 years, first as Chief epidemiologist then as Head of Planning Evaluation and Transfer and later as Director of the Programme until its closure. He is currently an Adjunct Professor in International Health at the Institute of Parasitology, McGill University, Canada and Senior Scientific Advisor to the Lymphatic Filariasis Support Center for Africa, Ghana. He served for a long period on the Mectizan Expert Committee and several review committees. He has authored chapters on Onchocerciasis in several books, has many publications in peer review journals and co-edited a book on Neglected Tropical Diseases in Sub Saharan Africa.