Dr. David Ofori-Adjei graduated in 1975 from the University of Ghana Medical School after attending Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast, Ghana. He joined the University Of Ghana Medical School as a lecturer in medicine and therapeutics in 1982. Since then he has spent his entire carrier life in Ghana extending the frontiers of knowledge and contributing to academic as well as national and international health development. He has taught undergraduates and postgraduates in medicine, done research and offered considerable service always seeing things in a broad national and international perspective. The focus of his research career has been on clinical pharmacology, pharmacogenetics, infectious diseases (particularly malaria, schistosomiasis, Buruli ulcer and HIV/AIDS) and public sector pharmaceutical management. He has contributed immensely to the development of Clinical Pharmacology in the University of Ghana Medical School and supported the growth of the Centre for Tropical Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, famous for its work on the promotion of rational use of medicines and pharmacovigilance. He was elected to the Council of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology of the IUPHAR (International Union of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology) in the year 2000 and served on Council until 2006. In the initial stages of the West African College of Physicians, he supervised the work of the first two Ghanaian candidates to acquire the Fellowship diploma by examination. Prof. Ofori-Adjei has worked in diverse ways to support the national effort to control malaria. This he has done by working seamlessly with the national malaria control programme in Ghana, the WHO and the Roll Back Malaria Initiative. In 1995 his contribution to malaria control was recognized by the Ministry of Health with an award. Prof. Ofori-Adjei was instrumental in the introduction of the concepts of Essential Drugs and the Rational Use of Drugs in Ghana and the development of the National Essential Drugs List with Therapeutic Guidelines since the late 1980s. He also promoted the development of evidence-based treatment guidelines from which Ghana derives its list of Essential Medicines. He helped found the International Network for the Rational Use of Drugs (INRUD) of which he continues to be a very active member. He has successfully drawn to this network a group of young Ghanaian physicians, pharmacists and social scientists who are all contributing in no small way to the advancement of the quality use of medicines. He has made his expertise available to international bodies like UNICEF, the World Health Organization as a member of a number of Expert Groups or Panels and the United States Pharmacopoeia Convention as a member-at-large and also on the International Health Advisory Panel for a period of ten years. He currently serves on the Developing Country Coordinating Committee of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership as a representative of WAHO, The Scientific Coordinating Committee of AMANET, and the expert advisory group on Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria of the Global Fund and the International Advisory Group of Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA). Prof. Ofori-Adjei is an advocate of effective dissemination and utilization of research findings. Currently he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Ghana Medical Journal and serves on the Editorial Committee of the Lancet Infectious Diseases and the Global Public Health journal. He has also been a Director of the World Association of Medical Editors and a member of the Council of Science Editors. He is also involved in an initiative that seeks to improve the quality of African medical journals through the Forum of African Medical Editors (FAME) and the African Journals Partnership Project.