“We read about your call to the Ghanaian government to introduce a specific screening
policy for prostate cancer in Ghana, and I’m contacting you to see if you would be willing to be
profiled? on our alumni connect website as one of our successful graduates.
We think your story would be of great interest to other graduates and students of the University,’
a mail dated February 13, 2014 from the alumni connects office of Sheffield Hallam University, UK
read.The most successful students Profile are for students who have excelled in their various
field of study. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu studied the Masters program in prostate cancer at the
Sheffield Hallam University, UK and currently working on his PhD dissertation in prostate cancer
and alternative medicine at the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines Academy, Kolkata, India
As a Naturopathic integrative Oncologist his holistic, naturopathic approach is exclusive for
people combating Prostate Cancer, Prostatitis, Bladder Pain / Pelvic Pain and Male sexual
His research, writings and professional passion are exclusive to these conditions: Cancer of the
prostate, Enlarged Prostate, Prostatitis, Male sexual dysfunction, Pain (specifically pelvic pain)
and urinary incontinence. Treatments include: medicinal herbs, individualized nutrition,
supplements and massage.
His research interest are black race and prostate cancer, Doppler for prostate cancer diagnosis,
Naturopathy oncology and the Dangme People in Ghana.
His PhD focus on impact of alternative medicine in Ghanaian men of African descent diagnosed
with prostate cancer-An observational study of Ghanaian men diagnosed with prostate cancer
and the use of traditional plant call croton membranaceus to ascertain its anticancer properties.
In the cause of his PhD candidacy, he has now contributed to 10 papers to be submitted for
publications. In totality, he has close to 200publications in both scholarly and newspapers with
ten books on prostate health to his credit. He aspired to get a position as a research professor
after his PhD and will focus on prostate cancer and alternative medicine and finding future cure
for prostate cancer using alternative medicine.
?I believe Ghana can be a medical powerhouse if we research into alternative medicine. A
Jamaican alternative medical practitioner have found cure for prostate cancer using alternative
medicine and gain patent and approve by the FDA in US?.
Interventions in Ghana
Dr Nyarkotey introduced the use of the mobile ultrasound as part of the prostate cancer screening
in the country using the local churches, corporate institutions and the communities.
He became the first medical practitioner to start writing weekly columns and features for both
newspapers and online sites on prostate world.
He called on the President John Dramani Mahama to recognize the fathers day as a national
prostate cancer day in the country to enable men become proactive about their health issues. His
campaign made this year fathers day one that widely celebrated and emphasis placed on men?s
He has now introduce a new TV Program call Men?s Health TV on Amansan Television
He has introduce a program on Psychosocial oncology to train student of Akona School of
counseling on how to manage men diagnosed with prostate cancer
? Establishing Prostate screening center in all the regions in the country
? Establishing an integrative cancer center in the country
? Establishing an alternative medical university college in the country
? Training of Health professionals in integrative approach to prostate cancer management
? Establishing Men?s Health TV, Men?s Health Newsletter and Men?s Health Radio to
educate Men on health matters
? Training of prostate cancer community champions to help the fight against the disease
? Establishing a call center so that can call in to get the right information regarding
Dr. Nyarkotey will be organizing seminars on prostate cancer and men sex life after conventional
treatment this September to fight the disease. He is calling on all to support his campaign. He is
the director of Men?s Health Foundation Ghana, and De Men?s Clinic & Prostate Research Lab
in Dodowa -Akoto House.
Source: Men?s Health Foundation Ghana