William Kwabena Ampofo is Associate Professor and Head of the Virology Department, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana. His research interests include molecular and serological investigations, anti-viral therapy and viral disease burden. Prof. Ampofo runs the National Influenza Center, National HIV Drug Resistance Genotyping laboratory and serves as Laboratory focal point for the National Emergency Operations Center of the Ministry of Health. He is a member of various national bodies including International Health Regulations Steering Committee, HIV Technical Working Group, Food and Drugs Authority Technical Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Biologicals. He has conducted temporary assignments throughout Africa on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO), Commonwealth Secretariat Health Division, US Department of Defense, German International Development Agency and the US Agency for International Development.
Since 2011, William has also served on WHO advisory groups for influenza including global influenza vaccine production, immunization and pandemic influenza preparedness. He was also an advisor – WHO International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Ebola.
Prof. William Ampofo is currently chair of the African Vaccine Manufacturing Initiative, senior editor for the African Journal for Laboratory Medicine and Ambassador for Ghana, African Society for Laboratory Medicine. He is President of the Ghana Cricket Association and Development Director, Africa Cricket Association. He also performs traditional duties as Tutuhene, Ofori Panin Fie, Kyebi, Akyem-Abuakwa.