Dr. Andrew Ananie Arkutu was educated at Mfanstipim School and obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery MB, ChB from Saint Andrews University, Scotland in
1964. He lectured at the University of Ghana Medical School (1971-1976) and in 1976, Andrew was seconded by WHO to the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as a Senior Lecturer and later as an Associate Professor in 1980.
He joined the UNFPA in 1980 as a Technical Adviser and undertook various assignments including Country Director in several countries including Zimbabwe, Tanzania & Nigeria. He retired from UNFPA in 1998 as the Director of the Country Support Team for Southern Africa. From 2000- 2006, he served as the Medical Director for Africa with Pathfinder International.
Andrew served as Chair, Boards of Directors of the Center for African Studies (1999-2004), National Population Council (2009- 2014) and also served on the Board of
Directors of Pathfinder International He is a Fellow, West African College of Surgeons (FWACS), Fellow, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, (FRCOG (UK) and Fellow, Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons (FGCPS). He is credited with numerous publications including “Healthy Women, Healthy Mothers” (1995) which was translated into Kiswahili, French and Spanish.