Prof. Abraham Yeboah Mensah


Dept: Pharmacognosy
Department of Pharmacognosy
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Health Sciences

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Research into plant medicines with emphasis on the following: Ethnopharmacology Phytochemistry (Isolation and Characterization of Natural Product ...~more


Abraham Yeboah Mensah (PhD, BPharm) is a Professor of Pharmacognosy, a foundation fellow of the Ghana College of Pharmacists and a fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana. He is a member of the College of Health Sciences Appointment and Promotions committee and a former Head of Pharmacognosy Department

Prof Mensah is a visiting Professor, Pharmacognosy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Madonna University, Elele Campus, Rivers State in Nigeria. He is also engaged as a Part-time lecturer to the Pan African University Institute of Life and Earth Sciences (including Health and Agriculture), at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

He attended Prempeh College for his secondary education and holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from KNUST, Kumasi, and a PhD in Pharmacognosy from the King's College London (University of London). He holds a certificate in logistics and supply chain management from USIAD-Deliver.

Prof Yeboah Mensah is a Commonwealth Scholar and Fellow and a recipient of the prestigious Wellcome Trust (United Kingdom) Research Development Award in Tropical Medicine (2002-2004). He is also a scholar of the University of Michigan African Presidential Scholar Program. Other awards received by Prof Abraham Yeboah Mensah include the German Academic Exchange Service Award (DAAD). He collaborates with several scientists from several countries including Germany, United States, and the United Kingdom.

His area of specialization and research interest are in Phytochemical investigation of natural products with biological activity and has numerous scientific publications in peer reviewed journals to his credit. Prof Abraham Yeboah Mensah has participated in several scientific conferences and workshops all over Africa, Europe and the United States. He is a member of the Editorial Board and a reviewer of articles for publication in several journals. He reviews several grant applications for several local and international organizations.

Prof Abraham Yeboah Mensah was a member of the Traditional Medicine Practice Council, an advisory body to the Minister for Health on Traditional and Complementary Medicine. Prof Yeboah Mensah was a former chairman of the Academic, Social and Research wing of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) and a former member of the Governing Board of the PSGH. He was the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana's representative on the Governing Council of the Centre for Plant Medicine Research, Akuapem, Mampong (a WHO Collaborating Centre) under the Ministry of Health. He served as a foundation board member of the Asokwa Sub-Metro Mutual Health Insurance Scheme in Kumasi and as a member of the Scientific Conference Planning Committee of the College of Health Sciences, KNUST.

Professor Abraham Yeboah Mensah was the Chairman of the KNUST Sports Management Board and was a member of the Local organizing Committee for the Pan African University Debate Championship Competition 2019, hosted and won by KNUST. He was the coordinator of the Vice-Chancellor’s Central laboratory project that involved the purchase, installation, and operation of modern scientific equipment for research activities.

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