Andrew Arkutu is a retired Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology having held teaching posts in medical schools in Ghana, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
Dr. Arkutu worked for Pathfinder International from 2001 through August 2006 and joined the Pathfinder Board of Directors in November 2006. He was Pathfinder's country representative in Ghana for five years and its medical director for Africa for three years.
Before joining Pathfinder, Dr. Arkutu held numerous positions for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Nigeria. His last position with UNFPA was director of their Country Support Team for Southern Africa. Between his service with UNFPA and Pathfinder International, Dr. Arkutu served as special representative of the executive director of UNFPA in Eritrea and Sierra Leone.
His special skills and areas of interest are sexual and reproductive health/rights and family planning, including adolescent reproductive health and HIV and AIDS, with a focus on policy formulation, review, and analysis; program design, development, and management support; training of service providers and management personnel; and program evaluation. Dr. Arkutu has been chair of the Board of Directors of the Centre for African Family Studies, a leading African and international nongovernmental organization in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights. He has been the invited guest speaker or delivered the keynote address, at many international conferences and is the author of many books, case reports, and clinical studies.