• Vice President, His Excellency Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo unveiling the 50th Anniversary cloth
  • Vice President, His Excellency Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia
  • Group photograph of officials after the event


Prof. John Kwasi Anarfi received a Post Graduate Diploma, and Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Population Studies in 1979, 1980 and 1989, respectively, from the (United Nations) Regional Institute for Population Studies.

Prof. Anarfi also received a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Geography, Education & Economics from the University of Cape Coast. He was a Population Council Post-doctoral Fellow at the Health Transition Centre at the Australian National University in Canberra in 1993.
For over three decades, Prof. Anarfi has served the University of Ghana as an astute academic. He rose from the ranks of Research Fellow to Associate Professor and then Deputy Director of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER). Prof. Anarfi also served his alma mater as an Associate Professor at RIPS until July 2019.
Prof’s research areas span migration, gender, HIV/AIDS, adolescent reproductive behaviour, sexual behaviour, and topics related to street children. For years he was one of the leading researchers in the field of HIV and AIDS. As a pioneering member of the West African Research Group on Sexual Networking under the leadership of the late Professor J. C. Caldwell, they initiated researches on the Social Dimensions of HIV and AIDS in Ghana. The researches and their findings have been instrumental in the development of policy documents and their implementation at the initial stages of the pandemic in Ghana.
Prof. Anarfi has received funding from USAID, UNICEF, UNAIDS, Ford Foundation, SIDA - Sweden, Catholic Action for Street Children, and has partnered with researchers from the Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC), and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to name a few. He has over 70 peer-reviewed articles and technical reports resulting from his extensive research activities.
He has served on various professional boards including the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population’s (IUSSP) Scientific Panel on International Migration, the Committee on Nominations and The Committee for Anthropological Demography. He has also served on the Editorial Boards of International Family Planning Perspectives and International Migration Review. He continues to serve on the International Migration Review editorial board after over eight years of service. He is a member of the IUSSP, the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS), and the International Federation of AIDS Societies (IAS).
Prof. currently resides as the Chairman of the Board of Advisors for the West African Programme to Combat AIDS and STI (WAPCAS). He is also Chair of the Board of Governors at Tepa S
enior High School, Tepa, Ashanti Region, Ghana.


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