PROFILE OF JAMES ALORWU
James Alorwu is a Medical Laboratory Scientist. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology degree, 2009 from the University of Cape Coast. He began his laboratory science career at the Regional Hospital Koforidua, in the Eastern Region of Ghana where he developed a passion for epidemiology during his work in H1N1 pandemic and cholera outbreak investigations in 2010 while a member of a committee constituted by the Regional Director of Health Services.
He is currently an MPhil Applied Epidemiology student and the President of the Graduate Student’s Association of Ghana of the University of Health and Allied Sciences.
Preceding his admission, he worked with the Ghana Health Service for 9 years as Biomedical Scientist at the Wa Regional Hospital and later as the Laboratory Manager at Tumu District Hospital in the Sissala East District.
Mr. Alorwu has served in various capacities as Health and Safety Officer in the WHO-AFRO Stepwise Laboratory Improvement Process Towards Accreditation (SLIPTA) programme at the Wa Regional Hospital, Regional Trainer on Dried Tube Specimen for HIV proficiency testing and as a co-facilitators for Malaria Diagnostics Refresher Training in the Upper West Region. He also served on District Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Hospital Motivation committee, District Public Health Rapid Response team, Quality Assurance and accommodation committees and other committees in the Ghana Health Service.
He is a member of Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientist and has interest to lead a cutting-edge research in infectious disease epidemiology.