Prostate Cancer Researcher Conferred Professorship At 34


Ghana’s foremost Prostate Cancer and Natural Medicine Researcher, Dr Raphael Nyarkotey Obu, has become the youngest Professor in recent times at age 34. 

The renowned prostate cancer and natural medicine researcher was honoured with an honourary Professorship in Research into Naturopathic Urology over the weekend.

Honourary professors are expected to give regular guest lectures or contribute to research, so as to advance the quality of teaching and research at the universities.

The colourful ceremony was held at the Great Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), in Kumasi. The conferment was done by the Vinnytsia State Pedagogical University in Ukraine.

Dr Obu was honoured as a result of his research and innovation of his breakthrough Men’s Formula for Prostate Health & Immune booster.

He defied all odds from an obscure Dangme land in Ghana to globally recognise individual through hard work and determination, winning him the prestigious 40 under 40 Achievers Awards in the education category.

He is a CNBC AABLA 2018 West Africa Innovator of the Year Finalist, Sandton South Africa, AIDF Africa Innovator of the Year Finalist, Nairobi, Kenya, 2019. Upon all the criticism and challenges he has excelled in his journey to the top.

He was also recognised in Nigeria by the Optimum Health Foundation with the Nigeria Legend Ward in 2017 for his crusade against prostate cancer, won the FN Business Award Best Researcher in Prostate Care, 2018, Akomfra Best Gadangme Young Achiever, 2018 and many uncountable accolades.

Dr Nyarkotey is a renowned and Ghana’s leading Holistic Medical Practitioner who has specialised in Prostate cancer and Men’s Health issues. The story of Prostate cancer research and Natural Medicine in Ghana and Africa cannot be told without his name.  He is a young man of many parts: Scholar, science writer, innovator, inventor, scientist, author, columnist, researcher, medical entrepreneur, change maker, leader and a theologian.

His medical profession started as a professionally trained medical Sonographer from Radford University College, Ghana, with a special interest in Urological ultrasound and power Doppler.

His prostate cancer pathway started after he studied the first ever Master’s program in Prostate cancer at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He was recognised as one of the most successful students by the alumni connects office of Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Dr Nyarkotey completed his PhD in Alternative Medicine at the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata, India, and had his Postdoctoral training in Holistic Medicine at Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine under the supervision of Dr. George Georgiou where he researched into the Hibiscus plant for treatment of prostate cancer. He is a fellow of the African Young Leaders Fellowship Programme (AYLFP) and also holds Executive Mini-MBA in Leadership and Management from the Accra Business School.  Dr. Nyarkotey is a fellow of the Nigerian Council of Physicians of Natural Medicine, Member of the Boardroom Institute, Life Member of the Scholars Academic and Society (SAS), India and won the SAS Best International Traditional Medicine Researcher, 2019, Guwahati, Assam, India. Dr. Nyarkotey is also a member of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), Prostate cancer Transatlantic Consortium (CaPTC) Scientist, University of Florida, USA, African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC).

The Vinnytsia State Pedagogical University named after Mykhailo Kotsyubynskyj consists of Science-educational Institute of Pedagogy, Psychology and training of masters of high level; Faculty of pre-school, primary school and arts; Faculty of philology and journalism; Faculty of physical education and sport; Faculty of nature and geography; Faculty of history, ethnology and law; Faculty of mathematics, physics and technological education; Faculty of foreign languages.

Established in 1912, Vinnitsa State Pedagogical University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the small city of Vinnytsia (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Vinnytsia Oblast. Officially accredited and/or recognised by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Vinnitsa State Pedagogical University (VSPU) is a coeducational higher education institution. Vinnitsa State Pedagogical University (VSPU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study.



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