Dr. Ernest Kenu

Physician & Epidemiologist


A senior Lecturer, an Epidemiologist at the Department of Epidemiology and Disease Control, School of Public Health & Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, School of Medicine and Dentistry of the College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana. The Program Director of Ghana Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (GFELTP). A programme that prepares field epidemiologists to become disease detectives. The programme implements FELTP frontline, intermediate and advanced training for Ghana and it serves as regional training hub for advanced field epidemiology residents from Guinea Bissau, The Gambia, Liberia and Sierra Leone. A regional trainer for MEASURE EVALUATION in monitoring and Evaluation for Africa region since 2011 and Provides technical and programmatic expertise in the implementation of Global Fund supported HIV, TB and Malaria Programmes in Nigeria and Sierra Leone. He has over 60 publications in peer reviewed journals. He serves on African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) and STOP TB Partnership Ghana, boards. An external examiner and moderator for University of Namibia and University of Pretoria, Cape Town. He also serves co-lead the contact tracing and enhance surveillance for COVID-19 response in Ghana. A Board-certified physician, he has master’s and doctor of philosophy degrees in public health with varied professional development certificates. Dr Kenu is a Senior Fellow of the Academy of Public Health of the West African Institute of Public Health (FAPH).