Prof Paa Kobina Turkson

Professor & Dean
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Prof Paa Kobina Turkson is a Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology and Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine. He is a veterinarian by profession and a veterinary epidemiologist by specialization. He has a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and an MSc in Veterinary Public Health from the University of Nairobi, Kenya in 1983 and 1986, respectively, earning a PhD in Epidemiology from the College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh USA in 1998. He joined the University of Cape Coast in 1988 as a lecturer rising to be a full Professor in 2003. He has been a head of department, a vice dean and a dean. He served as the Dean of the School of Agriculture UCC for 3 3-year terms and was the first dean of a School of Applied Sciences in a private university, Central University College Accra for 2 years. He is currently (from October 2014) the Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine in the College of Basic and Applied Science of the University of Ghana.

Prof Turkson has consulted for, collaborated or provided specialist services in projects funded/implemented by USAID, DFID, ILRI, IFPRI, The World Bank, FAO, AU/IBAR, WHO, Dutch government, The European Union, British Council/Association of Commonwealth Universities, IAEA, Veterinary Services Directorate and Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana, and others. He has published/worked extensively in animal health, particularly delivery of animal health/veterinary services in Ghana, Avian Influenza, African swine fever, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia and other transboundary animal diseases. He has led curriculum development for programmes in agriculture and in animal health at BSc and Diploma levels and an MSc in Livestock Systems Management. His research interests are in Animal health delivery, emerging and reemerging zoonotic diseases, risk analysis of animal diseases and One Health. He is a Fellow of The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Five (5) Current Publications

  1. Turkson P K and Ganyo E Y (2014) Relationship between haemoglobin concentration and packed cell volume in cattle blood samples. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research (Accepted).
  2. Kyei G, Ayi I, Boampong J N and Turkson P K. (2014) Seroepidemiology of Toxocara canis infection in children attending four selected health facilities in the Central Region of Ghana. Ghana Medical Journal (Accepted).
  3. Turkson P K (2011). Predictors of client satisfaction with delivery of animal health care services in peri-urban Ghana. Veterinary Medicine International Volume 2011 Article id 321369 doi.10.4061/2011/321369
  4. Turkson P K (2010). Animal health care delivery to small ruminants in peri-urban Ghana. Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science 43 (1&2): 45-53
  5. Turkson P K (2009): Participatory epidemiology as an innovative approach in animal health systems research. Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science 42 (1&2) 93-101


Other Publications

  • Refereed Journal Publications                          42
  • Refereed and Published Conference Papers     15
  • Monographs                                                      0
  • Books/Book chapters                                        2
  • Technical Reports                                           19
  • Inter-Faculty/Open Lectures                            4
  • Poster Presentations                                         0
  • Conference Papers                                          21